I don’t know if there’s any it-girl I am more obsessed with than Gigi Hadid. She’s got it all: Zayn, perfect style, gorgeous hair, Zayn, a killer runway walk, oh and did I mention Zayn? Gigi is the kind of girl who can make sweatpants look chicer than my prom dress.
So when I came across this photo of Gigi looking flawless while going for a walk in New York City, I decided that I wanted to be her for a day. This retro side pony braid thing-y is goals. It can’t be that hard to pull off, right?
1. Transforming into Gigi
I called my friends at RPZL, a salon in New York City known for hair extensions. When I brought this photo to them, they were beyond obsessed. They did mention that it would be a challenge to get it that length and that it would feel heavy, but that didn’t stop me. I was going to leave that place looking as magically gorgeous as my girl Gigi.
To complete the look, they gave me clip-in hair extensions. My hair is pretty long and thick to begin with, but there’s nothing wrong with more volume.
After putting a bunch of clip-in extensions in my hair, the stylist swooped it up into a high, side ponytail. For a while, I contemplated just leaving with this look. I felt like Beyoncé.
When I saw the finished look, I was obsessed. It wasn’t as long as I wanted it to be, but it was super cute. Even my mom was into it.