Chloe and Halle Bailey are the it girls of the moment as Beyoncé’s protégées, and they’re killing it on the VMAs red carpet with pierced locs and elaborate nose jewelry. They’re not the first celebs to appear with hair rings — Kim Kardashian stepped out earlier this month with uneven cornrows, lots of baby hair, and messy ends, but the rings adorning her braids were what really caught our attention.
Katy Perry recently dropped a music video for her new song “Rise,” and her messy mop was scattered with fishtail braids and hair rings of varying sizes.
The man behind the trend is hairstylist Chris Appleton, and we’ve already seen it on seven celebs since Christina Aguilera debuted the look on The Voice earlier this summer.
Other celebs who have rocked hair rings include Ariana Grande, who wore a pierced twist with her signature ponytail on her 23rd birthday, and Shay Mitchell, who has worn iterations of the style twice.
First, Appleton created pierced cornrows like Kim Kardashian’s for Mitchell, and she recently wore a pierced braid from the nape of her neck up to a messy topknot on the red carpet.
If your braids aren’t pierced, you’re doing it wrong.