You can copy her eyeliner, recreate her entire makeup look, and jock her nail polish. But it’s Alexa Chung’s hairstyles that we really want to steal and make our own. While she’s definitely mastered the “swag,” what we’re coveting right now is the effortlessly cool way she does buns, braids, and ponytails.
Scroll through for some Alexa Chung hair inspiration!
Not all buns are created equal. Chung’s signature bun is always a bit undone, as if it’s holding on by thread, which is the beauty of the Chung bun. The secret to keeping it place? Strategically placed bobby pins.
Pigtails braids are a definite risk. Chung manages to keep them playful without looking juvenile by making the braids tight but not too polished.
Another way to sport braids? With a hat. Just make them a bit messy—a perfect look for third (or fourth) day hair.
Pulled tight on top to frame her face and loose on the bottom, this bun is the epitome of effortless chic.
When you’ve got naturally tousled texture, all you have to do is add two baby braids and you’ve got an instant hairstyle. And for those of us lacking natural texture, there’s always Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray ($27).
Even when she’s sporting a more polished look, the hair is never too forced. Smooth waves pulled back into a ponytail with a few pieces left out is absolutely a look to copy.
Chung is the queen of braids and waves—so much so that even her braided crown incorporates wavy bangs. Bangs or no bangs, this look is easy to recreate. Just make two pigtail braids, flip them up on top of your head, and pin them in place.
Which Alexa Chung hairstyle do you want to try? Sound off in the comments!