Shay Mitchell's Teen Choice Updo Looked Simple — Until She Spun Around
The Pretty Little Liars star worked with makeup artist Patrick Ta and stylist Chris Appleton to create her smoldering look. Ta loaded on sparkling berry shadow and Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara ($22) for a sultry gaze. However, all eyes were on Appleton's tricky topknot.
From the front, the ballerina bun appears fairly standard. It's voluminous and textured — almost verging on messy. But when Shay turned her head, we saw the showstopping part of the style: a pierced braid. "Love a little detail," Appleton declared on Instagram.
Shay isn't the first star to rock this punky-pretty coif (Christina Aguilera tested one earlier this year) but the way she did it is exceptional. The pierced plait functioned as a secondary style to the sweet topknot, which prevented the overall 'do from feeling too aggressive. See more shots of her stunning look when you read on.