Leigh-Anne Pinnock Gives Pop Royalty With an Intricate Hair Crown at the 2023 Brits
When it comes to star-studded looks on the red carpet, Leigh-Anne Pinnock knows how to deliver. And for her first appearance as a solo artist at the Brits, after Little Mix went on hiatus last year, the singer did not disappoint. While the draped orange dress by Alberta Ferretti gave heroine vibes, it was her incredible up-do that made her look like a real-life goddess.
Putting her stamp on "hair chandeliers," a look spotlighted by trailblazer Lupita Nyong'o at the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" premiere last year, Pinnock took braiding intricacies to new heights, with fans dubbing it a look that was seriously "serving." Underneath the braid-arch, hair stylist Dionne Smith hoisted her curls into a messy bun and embellished them with a line of silver-ribbon, adding to the crowning effect.
"I wanted to go for a soft but intricate glam using Leigh's natural curls, but then also introducing a structured piece, which is becoming her signature vibe across her hairstyles," Smith told POPSUGAR. "I created a messy bun and decided to include some silver wire to dress it up a bit. And then I went into creating two braids either side, which I wrapped together using wire and hair to create the sculpture, which I bent into a shape to complement the entire look."
While the hair was the jewel we were all in awe of, we noticed that Pinnock tested out another hot new beauty look: heavy eyeliner. Giving the goddess glow a vampy touch, the mom-of-two accessorized her idyllic look with a fierce feline flick — one that even Adele will be cooing over — and added an ultra-thin line of liquid eyeliner to the corners of her eye to amplify makeup. We couldn't help but spot that she had nailed the "underliner" trend too, drawing the liner underneath to give the illusion of a fox-eye lift.
Read ahead to see more of her look, and then check out the rest of the red carpet looks at the 2023 Brits.