Lucy Hale attends the 2016 Freeform Upfront at Spring Studios.
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Celebs definitely brought their A-game to last night's Billboard Music Awards, and we saw so many looks we can't wait to copy — Keke Palmer's incredibly cool topknot, for starters.

Lucy Hale, though, delivered the surprise of the evening — and what a pretty surprise that was.

When we saw the actress on the red carpet, we initially thought she had styled her hair in a sleek ponytail, but it turned out that it was so much more than that. Her hairstylist, Kristin Ess, crafted a French braid that started at the crown of Hale's head and ended in a pony. The addition of the braid totally freshened up the classic 'do.

And if you can remember Hale's hair accurately when it's not in an updo, you know she only has a lob. This pretty much proved that you don't need to have long locks to pull off this plait-meets-ponytail.

Lucy Hale attends the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
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This would be Lucy Hale serving up major #hairinspo...yet again.