It has been years since I’ve worn my hair half-up. My go-to coiffure in elementary faculty, it someway glided by the wayside throughout my adolescence, by no means to return once more. And whereas the traditional look has by no means actually gone away, I definitely have not seen it on different folks almost as a lot as ponytails and unfastened, totally down types. It is like we forgot the comfortable medium that’s half-up hair. However generally, all it takes is one little second — or one humongous famous person — to remind us of one in all our favourite, underrated, universally flattering magnificence appears to be like.

On Monday, August 23, Jennifer Lopez posted just a few pictures to her grid by which — brace for a shock — she appears to be like completely attractive. She’s carrying a glowy, impartial make-up look with shiny, nude lips and highlighted cheeks, a chic wine-colored manicure, and the cutest highlighter-yellow, ribbed knit gown. What actually pulls the look collectively, nonetheless, is Lopez’s coiffure.

Her lengthy, honey-highlighted, straight but full hair is generally down, with simply the very tippy-top layer — beginning nicely above her temples — pulled again sleekly, although not too tightly. The slender ponytail sits neither excessive nor low, including a little bit of horizontal fullness when seen from the facet.

As is so usually the case, Chris Appleton might be credited with the model, which he says has a “Glam Barbie vibe.” However a half-up appear like this works for far more than a elaborate getup. I am already planning to put on it for a low-key date and a Zoom assembly. 

Need extra JLo half-up inspo? Though she does not normally put on her hair like this, she did recreate her well-known “Love Do not Price a Factor” half-up coiffure earlier this yr, proving how versatile it’s — and the way it actually ought to change into an enormous pattern once more.

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