Celebs Rocking the Braid Piercing Trend
From tongue rings to nose studs, celebrities rock all different types of body jewelry. But now several fashion-forward A-listers are sporting shiny jewels in an unexpected place: their hair.
“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.
#GetTheLook – #VoicePlayoffs last night! Go to www.christinaaguilera.com
A photo posted by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on May 11, 2016 at 11:17am PDT
Last nights look ???? #thevoice @simoneharouche @chrisappleton1 @etienneortega
A photo posted by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on May 11, 2016 at 2:18pm PDT
#GetTheLook – #VoiceTop9 last night! Go to www.christinaaguilera.com
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.
Hair by #kellonderyck makeup @jolisarena #chymojii release/bday @blacchyna
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.
@blacchyna hair by #kellonderyck custom color #pearl
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.
Love a little detail. @shaym for teen awards Hair by me Makeup @patrickta Styling @bartolistyle
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.”
It’s all in the details… #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.”
Through the blood, sweat (lots of it), and tears, we keep rising ???????? Finally, my new video for #RISE. Link in bio!
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!