At last night’s EMAs (that’s European Music Awards) in Milan, Italy, Justin Bieber took home a whopping five awards and Pharrell wowed the crowd with a performance filled with stained glass windows. Cool, cool, but being the beauty buffs we are, the highlight of the night for us was Ruby Rose’s braided updo. The Australian actress, model and DJ was a co-host at this year’s award show alongside Ed Sheeran. She definitely rose to the occasion (pardon the pun) with multiple outfit changes (one of which just happened to match J. Biebs), but this look she wore while walking the red carpet was by far our favorite.

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Similar to Kaley Cuoco’s short braided hairstyle, Ruby’s ‘do is proof that you can still rock a swanky updo even if you have short hair. Both Kaley and Ruby are have pixies that are long on top with shorter piece underneath. If you have a black tie event coming up and you want to copy Rose’s look, our resident hair expert and beauty editor Misty Spinney has a few expert tips.

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Misty suggests adding some sort of styling cream to the top section of your hair before you begin braiding to help give it more grip. Misty likes this option from EVOLVh ($28). As you’re French braiding, Misty says, “Any short hairs that stick out you can use a little bit of the cream on, or you can even use bobby pins to hold the hairs in place.” For an expert hack, she suggests spraying the bobby pins with hairspray BEFORE you use them so that they don’t slip or move around. After the braid is secure, make those shorter hairs on the bottom stay down with a little bit of pomade (Misty likes this option from TG) and blend everything into the back as best you can. And voila! Who says short-haired girls can’t rock updos?

What are some creative ways you like to style your pixie? Share with us in the comments below.

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