It’s official: the rule-breaker beauty award of the 2015 red carpet season goes to Jessica Chastain, who took the idea of a painstakingly tousled and thoroughly hairsprayed award show braid and threw it right out the window. Part ponytail and part traditional three-strand braid, this hybrid hairstyle makes us want to fast-forward to the weekend, when we can rock this messy-pretty look with our slouchiest jeans and most worn-in tee. Feel like copying it too? Here’s our quick tutorial for achieving the look.
Pull hair into a half ponytail and tie with an elastic.
Wrap a small chunk of hair around the base to conceal elastic. Pin ends to secure.
Grab 2 sections from either side and tie them together with a tiny elastic.
Separate into 3 sections and loosely braid. Secure with an elastic.
A weekend look in under 5 minutes.