Welcome to awards season, folks. It’s once again that time of year when red carpets are rolled out practically every Sunday evening and awe-inspiring celebrity beauty looks take hold of our consciousness. Such was the case last night, when the Critics Choice Awards took place and Hollywood stepped out to celebrate their film accomplishments as well as their fashion and beauty choices. There were slicked-back buns, long, flowing waves, and natural curls at every turn, each one primed, prepped, and styled with some of the industry’s most prestigious products. That being said, a few of our favorite looks are always created with drugstore products too—so, yes, they’re accessible to more than just the A-list set. Such is the case with Adam Adams’ low braided bun from last night’s festivities.
Her hairstylist, John D, a Tresemmé celebrity stylist ( and Byrdie editor favorite) created the look with just two products. And, the hero product costs just $5. “I loved the idea of pulling her hair back to showcase her gorgeous face,” John D said of his inspiration for the look. He continues, “We opted for a deep center part and pulled her hair back into a low braided bun. Chic and classic.” Below, find the breakdown of the look so you can try it at home (I just recreated it in my tiny New York City bathroom, so it can, in fact, be done). Keep scrolling for all the instruction you’ll need.