WHY IT WORKS Instead of a cheerleader-esque high pony, Nicole Kidman's look is more relaxed. "Undone and natural can be the perfect touch for a style like this," says Francis. "Her soft bangs and face-framing layers give the look a more laid-back, summery vibe."
EXPERT TIP "Follow the natural line of your cheekbone when pulling your hair back," Francis says. "If you're worried the high ponytail will look too severe, pull out a few pieces to frame your face."