“Braid piercing” is the latest Hollywood hair trend. First spotted on Christina Aguilera at a May taping of The Voice, celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton began threading hoops through clients’ hair to achieve a punk-inspired look.
A photo posted by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on May 11, 2016 at 11:17am PDT
A photo posted by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on May 11, 2016 at 2:18pm PDT
A photo posted by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on May 10, 2016 at 11:17am PDT
“I braided the side of the hair to open up the face and added hoops as a detail,” Appleton explained on Christina’s website.
Now celebrities just can’t get enough.
Taking note from Xtina, Blac Chyna started adding jewels to her own braid. The future Angela Kardashian wore a wraparound braid piercing to her Chymoji release party.
A photo posted by Kellon Deryck (@kellonderyck) on May 11, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT
Her stylist Kellon Deryck revealed that the look was inspired by Chyna’s desire to try “something different.” The fun hairstyle allows celebs to feel the excitement of a new piercing — without the permanency and without the pain.
A video posted by Kellon Deryck (@kellonderyck) on May 10, 2016 at 9:31pm PDT
Shay Mitchell was next to jump on the braid piercing bandwagon, donning an intricate line of hair hoops for the 2016 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.
A photo posted by Chris Appleton (@chrisappleton1) on Jul 31, 2016 at 7:25pm PDT
This is what Shay means when she says she “#putaringonit.”
A photo posted by Shay Mitchell (@shaym) on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:42pm PDT
Even Katy Perry is rocking it in her new video of the Olympic anthem “Rise.”
A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Aug 4, 2016 at 5:05pm PDT
And if anyone was skeptical about the lifespan of this hair trend, Kim Kardashian sealed the deal when she debuted a new look Thursday night on Snapchat. Keeping things casual in a vintage denim jacket from hubby Kanye West’s Life of Pablo line, Kim twirled around to show off a head full of braids — complete with rows of glistening braid piercings.
A video posted by Kim Kardashian Snapchats (@kimmysnapchats) on Aug 4, 2016 at 7:40pm PDT
Chris Appleton works his magic once again.
Kim K. is proof that the braid piercing trend is here to stay — and we can’t wait to see who wears it next!