If you had asked me before New Year’s what sort of hairstyle I’d love to wear for the occasion, a French twist would have been way, way down on the bottom of my list. Not really on my list at all, actually. But that was before I’d seen the modern take on the twist that former reality-TV star Whitney Port wore for NYE.

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When Whit posted this shot to her Instagram, I instantly fell in love. This updo’s the perfect balance between glamour and undone messiness—the secrets being doing it on unwashed hair and using the right texturizing products, plus not overthinking and trying to make the twist too perfect. You can find the full updo how-to, from hairstylist Derek-Peter, over on the pretty new website Whitney launched for the new year.

What did you end up doing with your hair for New Year’s Eve? Anything special, or were you more focused on playing mixologist for the evening?