Hair Crush: Jessica Alba is My Party Hairstyle Icon

Jessica Alba

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I love trying new things with my hair — whether they’re braids, buns or a new type of curl. Before a party or big event, I spend hours in front of the mirror trying to perfect an updo or get a wave just right. And 9 times out of 10 I have a photo of Jessica Alba by my side as inspiration. Not only doe she have the perfect head of thick and shiny hair, but her styles are always the highlight at award shows and fashion week front row. Never going too trendy, her ombré locks are usually styled in intricate braids, soft waves and chignons that the everyday girl could wear (with an on-hand hairstylist, of course).

Here are some of my favorites:

Jessica Alba

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The braided bun is cool, but Alba’s version at the Met Gala this year is even cooler.

Jessica Alba

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Even walking on the streets of New York, Jessica has a gorgeous chignon.

Jessica Alba

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At the Sundance Film Festival, she sported a loose French twist that has the perfect amount of volume on top.

Jessica Alba

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Back in 2011, Jessica sported not one, but two, headband braids before it was even a trend.

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