Hollywood is putting a fresh, sexy spin on the schoolgirl style, but not all attempts make the grade
Beyoncé rocks braided pigtails like a pro, but Chloë Sevigny strikes out with a similar look
Complicated updos that require hours of styling? No thank you! In true “less is more fashion,” A-listers are nixing contrived ’dos and throwing back to carefree jump rope days with casual — yet still sophisticated — braided pigtails. “It’s the ultimate cool-girl hairstyle,” says Sarah Lund, braiding expert for Kevin.murphy hair care, which is a favorite of Chloë Grace Moretz and Cindy Crawford. What takes the twists from picture-day darling to grownup gorgeous? “An imperfect vibe with lots of texture,” says Lund. To nail the look, start by working a dime-sized amount of light paste ( like Beyond The Zone Main Attraction Matte Fiber Paste, $8, sallybeauty.com) through hair to give strands grit and volume. Then take cues from these celebrities to get the most beautiful braid styles.