We have a feeling it's the twisty nature of this accessory that makes it so cute. A full-on braid would look too much like prom. Plus, we like our braids to be messier than synthetic hair allows for. Instead, this tight twist almost makes Richie look like a Greek statue (her ultra-sculpted jawline helps). Someone with really long hair could definitely recreate this naturally, but those of us with bobs and pixie situations should take note: Hair accessories don't automatically equal tacky. Thank you, Nicole Richie, for providing this life lesson.
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