Kiernan Shipka’s Genius Braid Hack Wins The Updo Game

It's no easy feat standing out in a crowd that includes Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, and Camilla Belle. But our eyes were firmly glued to the back of Kiernan Shipka's head at the recent opening of Salvatore Ferragamo's remodeled Beverly Hills flagship. Is it a braid or a twist? Are those knots? We had to find out, so we tapped Shipka's hairstylist Kylee Heath for the how-to.
Part '90s throwback (the back is a knotted faux-hawk, to be exact) and part Dutch plait, it's a modern take on the braided updo. The best part? Heath only braided the crown, and used a clever hack to create a knotted, twisted, and just-messy-enough base that gives the 'do some edge — and a certain level of ease. Ahead, Heath walks us through seven steps to mastering it at home.

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