Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Christopher Polk/Getty Images
The Half Braided Pony
WHY IT WORKS "The contrasts in finish between the shiny braid and the matte, brushed-out waves is really interesting," Abergel says of Jennifer Lopez's look. "Plus, the proportions are just right."
EXPERT TIP Abergel suggests thinking of this as a ponytail, not a braid. Secure your hair tightly at the back of your head just above ear level, then braid down to the bottom of your ear lobe. Tie it off with a second elastic, and wave the ends with a small curling iron. One word of wisdom: "This look won't work if you hair isn't longer than your shoulder blades," he says.