I tell my friends that Legolas and Elrond have the best hair in the movies--and I'm about to prove I'm right. This is the hairstyle Elrond has in the opening-sequence battle of the Extended Editions.
The model is my gorgeous friend Jackie. All this style takes is some time and patience and the knowledge of how to do itty-bitty fishtail braids. (I made the criss-cross braids smaller to make it more feminine.) You can find detailed instructions for recreating this hairstyle here.