Braids have taken a hold of the Grammys red carpet, from Chrissy Teigen’s side-swept locks, to Colbie Caillat’s braid-accessorized topknot. But in our humble opinion, the night's winning look came from Sara Bareilles self-described “Katniss Everdeen” textured look, which was created by celebrity hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp. Turns out, Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games character wasn't the real inspiration behind Bareilles' braids after all.
“A year ago, I worked with Behati Prinsloo," the New York-based stylist, who also works with Eva Mendes and Kristen Bell, tells Pret-a-Reporter. "I did this really groovy braid on her head. Behati regrammed it, and [for the Grammys], Sara sent it to me as her inspiration. I said, ‘Sara, I did it!’ Everything comes full circle.”
To recreate the look at home, Beauchamp recommends using Garnier Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray ($3.49) on damp hair before creating loose cornrow braids. Next, wrap the loose hair ends around a 1 ¼ inch curling iron in different directions. To achieve a “roughed-up, slightly slept-in” look, Beauchamp suggests applying small amounts of Garnier Deconstructed Move It Manipulating Gel ($4.29) to the hair, section by section, then setting the look with Garnier Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray ($3.49).
"I always tell people don’t overwork it. It’s supposed to be more undone than done,” he says. “Keep it simple.”