Thandie Newton is one of those impeccably-styled actresses who knows which hairstyles make her look her most gorgeous–usually, it’s either a sleek blowout or carefully defined curls. We were delighted to see her switch things up in this loose, artfully mussed side-braid. Taking a cue from the braided beauties at Alexander Wang’s Spring 2010 show (below), Newton loosely gathered her hair to one side, created an informal plait and secured the end with an over-sized black ribbon. This naughty schoolgirl ‘do is the perfect antidote for bad hair days–plus, it looks equally cool at brunch with your girls or on a romantic date.
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