Shakira's ladylike 'do. Photo: Getty Images

Shakira is famed for her wildly curly locks.

Which is why we paid extra attention to the lady like 'do the singer sported at the AMA's - they were so totally different from her usual look. We love it when stars step out of their comfort zones!

This is a perfect, easy hair style for those holiday parties, since it's so flattering: "Brushing hair directly back off the face complements everyone's face shape," says hairstylist Danielle Caputo.

But the key to the look is this: "When you finish the ponytail, it looks more polished to cover the elastic with your own hair," she says.

Take it from us, the hair gurus agree on this detail: Just last week celebrity hairstylist and salon owner Ted Gibson told us "Nothing is worse than a visible elastic in a ponytail. Nothing." We gulped as we covertly turned our head to hide our own very visible pony tail holder.

We'll be copping Shakira's style, and following the steps, below!