“The world moved on from the butterfly cut to the butterfly tail.”
If you’re anything like many people, even a simple ribbon in your hair may make you feel like the essence of elegance. First off, it’s cute, but more importantly, it shows that you’re put together enough to take the time to not just style but also accessorize your hair. Talk about exceeding expectations!
But, like she has done so many times before (including becoming an icon at the age of 18), Millie Bobby Brown has put us all to shame. And she’s done it in style, complete with butterfly barrettes.
Because, while the butterfly haircut is popular, and while the term “butterfly ponytail” has previously referred to a technique for creating a literal butterfly shape out of your own hair, the stunning Stranger Things star has now created a brand new statement style that looks impossibly intricate but is surprisingly simple to replicate at home.
Said fashion? Of course, the new and improved butterfly tail! The look is basically the ethereal updo version of a mullet: business in the front and party (AKA butterflies) in the back, with an array of multicolored butterfly decals flowing down a beach-waved pony.
So, whether you’re looking for a crafty new trend to explore, or simply want to make passersby take a second look at the work of art that is your ponytail, this is one to add to the list.
It’s also very wearable, as it seems to be a pretty conventional sleek pony from the front. It has all the practicalities of a pony while turning up the drama too, well, eleven (we had to). Brown’s hairstylist Pete Burkill deserves credit for producing such balanced perfection; after all, dealing with an accessory like this one may quickly swing from fashionable to juvenile if not handled with care.
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