If you’re thinking about going for a dramatic hair change to mark the beginning of fall, there are endless reasons why a pixie cut should be a front runner. You’ll spend less time under the hair dryer, showers will be quicker and, oh ya, it looks awesome. But one of the major downsides of the style is the inability to switch things up: when you’re rocking a pixie, you can definitely add a pin here or there but, overall, there isn’t much you can do to make it feel totally new. At least, that’s what we thought until we saw Kaley Cuoco’s latest Instagram.

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The actress took to the social media platform yesterday to show off a super stunning halo braid. Usually, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but since Kaley is rocking a long pixie, we were surprised to see that she managed DIY the style and keep it in tact. Since we don’t have Kaley on speed dial (yet), we decided to consult our on-demand beauty guru (AKA good old Youtube) to see how we can hack the hairstyle.

Vlogger, Rachel Marie Miller, who has a super similar cut to Kaley (long in the front, short in the back,) shows us how to easily master the look. Rachel first take her long bangs and French braids them along the crown of her head, tying it off when it gets too short and securing it with a bobby pin. She then does the same on the other side and pins the excess hair that’s left up top into the crown braid so it doesn’t all come out throughout the day. Finish with a coat of hairspray and voila, instant versatility!

How do you style your pixie cut? Share with us in the comments below.

(Photo via @kaleycuoco and Ethan Miller/Getty)