Shay Mitchell's Blingy Topknot Is The Prettiest Thing You'll See Today

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Tonight's Teen Choice Awards red carpet was a hot spot for beauty inspiration. But our favorite trend? Peekaboo hair. By that we mean, updos and styles that were simple from the front, but totally surprising from behind. With a quick spin or glance over the shoulder, celebs revealed secret braids that were equal parts boho, glam, and rocker.

It's the coolest hairstyle idea to steal for hot summer days. Pair peekaboo plaits with simple accessories, highlights, or extensions — anything goes. And it doesn't matter if you aren't well-versed in the fishtail or French; a classic three-strand weave in an unexpected place is all you need.

Ahead, see the inspiring Teen Choice Awards trend that we didn't even know we were missing out on until now.
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Shay Mitchell
A high twist is our go-to on days and nights when we don't want to spend too much time on our look. It's easy, pretty, and doesn't budge. But we never thought to dress it up with metal rings until we saw Mitchell's badass bun tonight. Who needs piercings when this is an option?!
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Kat Graham
Magical mermaid or The Vampire Diaries star? The Graham's intricate, layered fishtail braids have us completely mesmerized.
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Sarah Hyland
The actress is no stranger to switching up her look and playing with her hair color. Tonight, she let a deep side-part and undercut French braid take center stage.
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Kelsea Ballerini
Can't decide between two styles? Don't. The country star took the all-American ponytail to a whole new level by starting it out with a thick French braid. Make the switch from plait to pony just before you hit the nape.
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