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WHY IT WORKS "This is an easy way to class up a braid and give it more of a chic finish," Abergel says of Jessica Alba's look. "The swept-back direction of the braiding really opens up her face."
EXPERT TIP Part the hair in the center and divide into three sections. Twist the middle portion back, leaving the sides out, says Abergel. Then, loosely French braid the two side sections to the nape of the neck before wrapping them into a chignon with the rest of your hair.