Jessica Alba’s Braided Side Ponytail

You've got to see this statement hairstyle from the back to truly appreciate it!

When we saw the major statement hairstyle Jessica Alba sported over the weekend, we had to get a closer look. The actress turned up at Saturday’s 2012 Environmental Media Awards wearing a hybrid of three different hairstyles all at once.

From the front, it’s a long, blunt-cut side ponytail with a sleek side part…

Jessica Alba's braided side ponytail hairstyle

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From the side it’s a wraparound Katniss Everdeen-style braid…

Jessica Alba's braided side ponytail hairstyle

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And there’s even a sort of half-chignon happening in the back.

Jessica Alba's braided side ponytail hairstyle

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Seeing as Jessica’s hair was shoulder length just a couple weeks ago, this look was definitely created using hair extensions. It looks like her natural hair is wrapped around the base (which is why the wraparound piece looks so thick), while extensions make up the length of the ponytail.

What do you think of Jessica Alba’s edgy hairstyle? Would you wear something similar for a night out? Or is there just too much going on here for you to get on board?

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