“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.
“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.
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.
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.
This is what Shay means when she says she “#putaringonit.”
Even Katy Perry is rocking it in her new video of the Olympic anthem “Rise.”
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.
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!