Cheryl’s X Factor Protégé Is all About The Platts

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If there’s one thing we love about Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (aside from her fabulous outfit choices), it’s that she’s just such a sweetheart.

Despite her superstardom, she’s still got that ‘girl next door’ empathy about her, and this is seen most strongly in the singer’s adoption of her final X Factor group.

With only one girl now left in the competition, it seems that this special bond has gone from strength to strength, as Cheryl has truly taken little Lauren Platt under her wing. 

Posting a selfie of the pair on her own Instagram, the Queen of Pop added the caption ‘This one…’ followed by emoji hearts and stars. Aw bless!

We had a wander over to Cheryl’s new BFF’s page, and found some ah-mazing hair inspiration – clearly she does take after Cheryl, then. And the Platt is all about the plaits.

This is just what we need for a Friday, ready for some glamorous weekend antics.

Sported by celebrities including Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart and Kim Kardashian, the plait is a massive hair trend for this winter. And great news – whatever your face shape or personal style, there’ll be a plaited ‘do that will work for yo.

Cheryl’s protégé’s Platts of choice seem to be the fun 90’s corn row braid, and the boho half-up weave.

Give it a go yourself, and flick through our gallery for even more hairspiration.

By Laura Jane Turner