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Nicole Kidman’s red carpet hair can be achieved in minutes, and we’re convinced it’s the perfect look for every occasion

Consider this our new go-to do.

By Maddison Hockey
When Nicole Kidman took to Instagram, as many celebrities did, for another COVID-induced virtual red carpet, the actress absolutely stunned fans.
Posing in her yard, Nic donned a romantic floor-length gown from the Giorgio Armani Privé Spring/Summer 2021 collection.
The long-sleeve dress, which featured a nude tulle embellished with intricate crystal beading, was, to put it simply, dazzling.

"Backyard Photoshoot for the #SAGAwards tonight ✨ ," she captioned the post. 'Thank you to all of my fellow actors for this so appreciated acknowledgment, and thank you @GiorgioArmani for the dress. Love to you all! xx."
While we ourselves have almost no use for such a statement piece, there was one part of Nicole's outfit that we'll be emulating frequently: her hairdo.
The 53-year-old opted to wear her locks in a simple side braid with loosely waved pieces framing her face.
A side braid is a favourite of Nic's, seen here at the 2018 AACTAs. (getty)
The effortlessly chic choice in style is easily mimmicked, and as Nic makes a case for, can be worn from the office to the bar and, of course, even a red carpet event.
Aside from how easy this fishtail-style braid is to pull together (a quick 5-10 minutes should do the trick) it's also the perfect do for in between washes.
In fact, a little oil and dry shampoo works best to give your hair grip and shape when styling.
Don't forget to pull a few loose pieces to frame the face. (Instagram)
If you want to attempt this look yourself, check out the video tutorial in the player below for a step by step guide.
Like Nic, we advise using a clear elastic at the end for a cleaner finish.
The real trick to nailing the loose effortless look is pulling sections from the middle outward once the braid is finished and secured with an elastic.
WATCH: How to do a fishtail braid.