Last week, the top 12 contestants on The Voice battled it out live to make it to the final stage of the competition. So who’s the real showstopper of the season so far? Coach Shakira! InStyle.com got the scoop on her gorgeous hairdos from her pro stylist, Kim Kimble. On last Monday night’s live round, Kimble complemented the singer’s white Sarli Couture crystal embroidered jacket by raking her strands into a high ponytail with loose curls. “We wanted to juxtapose her ornate jacket with soft, pulled-back hair,” Kimble told us exclusively. “It really allowed the jacket to shine.” The following night, Shakira went full-on glam in an ombre silk chiffon dress with crystal detailing by Amen. “The clothes always dictate the look,” said Kimble of her choice to create soft, flowing waves. To get the look, she used a flat iron rather than a traditional curling iron. “A flat iron creates more of a softer, flatter wave, so its not as bouncy; it’s just a bit sexier.” Her pro tip? “Don’t clamp down hard on the iron, you don’t want any creases or dents—it should look soft.” The Voice airs tonight and tomorrow at 8/7c on NBC.

Plus, click the photo above  for more scoop on Shakira’s looks so far this season.

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