Jessica Alba Puts it Up

Jessica Alba Hairstyle
Jessica dressed up her style a little bit with a pretty updo in braids and a casual ensemble. This look is a very pretty one for day, as it dresses up your entire look no matter what you are wearing, and braids are always very flattering and complimentary on any face.

This look however is not that easy to achieve if you are going for sleek and chic, so you do want to take your time here. Part your hair down the center, and run your comb under water to assist with the sleek factor. Comb both sides of your head with the comb to sleek your sides, and this dampening effect will allow you to work with and braid your hair much easier. Comb a tiny section off the top and towards the back and begin your braiding.

As you braid, braid towards the back of your head so that the braid will lie smooth. Do the same with the other side, and depending on how long your hair is, you can either tuck the ends under, or coil them into a pretty bun at the back. Finish with some extra hold spray for your flyaways and you have yourself a pretty and chic updo that can take you from day to night without having to do a single thing!

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Jennifer Connolly Sleeks it Back

Jennifer Connolly Hairstyle

Jennifer Connolly Hairstyle

Jennifer Connolly is seen here leaving the ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ show at NBC Studios in New York City. And though Jennifer has been under the radar lately, she won’t be for long as her new movie ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ is due out in theatres December 12th and so she is currently hot on the promo trail for it as we speak. Jennifer is one of those girls with classic beauty, exquisite bone structure, and gorgeous sleek black hair to boot. Yes, she is one of those that does not have to worry too much about styling as she just has that natural grace and beauty we all love to envy. Here even Jennifer has not gone to too much trouble with her hair as she has sleeked it back in an easy and elegant ponytail for her appearance on Conan O’Brien. Again, this look simply proves that you don’t have to go to great lengths to look fabulous. To achieve this look, you can work with second day hair if you want, but fresh clean hair always works wonders for a sleek and shiny finish. On towel dried hair, run some styling wax in your hair to just give your hair enough extra bend to move as you like. Blow dry your hair with a flat paddle brush from root to tips to maximize sheen.

Create a middle part and then simply pull your hair into a low ponytail securing with a clear elastic. If you have any of those ponytail bumps, use a wide toothed comb to smooth them out. Try and stay away from the fine tooth comb as this will lead to more bumps along the way. If you really need some extra shine or are heading out for the night, a little glossy serum will be just the thing to add that extra glamour for an all night shine.

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Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com