This Braided Updo For Short Hair Is Our New Hair Peg

It is ABSOLUTELY doable.

When Lucy Hale walked the red carpet for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards on January 7, everyone was instantly drawn to her gorgeous braided updo:

Up close, her ‘do looked like this:

While Lucy and her Pretty Little Liars co-stars took home an award that night, we think Lucy deserves a special hair award for simply being ~*flawless*~.


Speaking to Teen Vogue, the actress' hairstylist Kristin Ess said she was inspired by the star's Victorian dress to create the romantic and textured hairstyle.

Kristin also revealed to The Beauty Department exactly how she came up with hairstyle. Surprisingly, she began doing Lucy’s hair while it was still wet—no blow drying was involved! Just a little gel serum did the trick.

The braiding process wasn’t anything special. She started by doing a regular French braid on one side that went across the hairline and stopped at the back of the head. After doing the other half, she applied Big Sexy Hair Volumizing and Texturizing Powder on the shorter hairs, then twisted and pinned them.

To finish the look, Kristin loosened the braids and spritzed on hairspray. It’s so easy—you can do it yourself with enough practice.

Lucy also showed off how the hairstyle can give you the prettiest beach waves the morning after:

#Chic. #HairGoals

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