Hailey Bieber's tiny braids are officially here to stay—here's how to recreate the cool-girl Coachella look

Hailey Bieber's tiny braids from Coachella are the ultimate answer to bad hair days—no matter the season

Hailey Bieber with wavy brown hair at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California./ in a pastel pink and blue template
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After initially sparking a frenzy at Coachella 2022, we still, to this day cannot stop thinking about Hailey Bieber's tiny braids look. They were giving major beachy, cool girl vibes—and much like with all of Hailey Bieber's nails—we're still trying to recreate the look. And while it may no longer be summer festival season, that doesn't mean we can't reminisce with our hair—so here's how to recreate her look!

For those who may not remember, this year's Coachella back in April gave us a lot to talk about—from incredible performances from headliner The Weeknd to all the drama surrounding Kanye West and Travis Scott—but also in terms of beauty and style. And like with all major celebrity-attended events, the outfits, makeup and hair took center stage, especially Hailey's—so much so that some of her fans are still searching for how-tos on her Y2K-inspired hairstyle.

So if you’re one of those fans still obsessed with Hailey’s cute braided hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place…

How to recreate Hailey Bieber's tiny braids from Coachella

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For the festival, Hailey wore her expensive brunette hair in waves, sprinkled with loose, face-framing braids created by hairstylist Irinel de León. Baby braids, in particular, were a major 2022 hair trend and they're still all over our Pinterest boards this Fall!

They're just the perfect way to transform a day look into a cute night look, to tame your new fringe hairstyle, or to just spice up your normal, everyday hair look

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And thanks to TikTok, which is the holy grail for all things beauty, whether it’s blush hacks or full-on tutorials—we know exactly how to do the look for ourselves!

User @berenicegss (opens in new tab), whose video has now gnarred over 250 thousand likes, shows that you start off with a middle parting and section out two front pieces on either side of your face, for the plaits! Also, to avoid hair damage from heat, she had already worn her full head of hair in large braids to create heatless waves.

If you're in a rush or prefer a more 'done' look, you loosely curl your hair or wave it with a pair of straighteners (if you’re lucky enough to own the Dyson Airwrap you can create really pretty diffused curls.) 

Curl the hair away from your faces holding your curler horizontally—this will give those perfect barrel curls, then brush them out to soften. 

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  1. For the braids you want to section out two pieces at the very front of your hair, then split these sections into three and begin to plait—only braid them about three-thirds of the way down and then scrunch them upward.
  2. Do the same for sections on either side of your head (you should have four braids in total), scrunch the braid up and then slowly work it back down, pulling gently at the three strands that make up your braid to loosen them. Again don’t braid down the full length of hair.
  3. Scrunching them and then gently loosening them will give them that ‘imperfect’ beachy look that Hailey rocks so well.

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If you want to do a full-blown Hailey look, you can also recreate her makeup look, which features a nude glittery eyeshadow and shimmery blue underliner. Very Y2K!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.