Braids hairstyles

Braids have stylishly worked its way from juvenile semblance to being one of the most coveted hairstyles on the red carpet and runways. The original plaits have been revamped, modified and creatively restyled! Varieties are only limited by one’s imagination! Romanticize your next look with a crown braided hairstyle, cascading waterf

Claire Danes’ Braided Chignon At Emmy Awards 2014

Claire Danes' Braided Chignon At Emmy Awards 2014

Claire Danes’ hairstyle is everything but a classic chignon we are used to. Good..

Claire Danes’ hairstyle is everything but a classic chignon we are used to. Good news is that this is very easy to repeat on your own, so no need to go to hairdresser. Steps to take:

  1. Blow dry your hair for some texture and body.
  2. Create deep side parting and tease your hair a little bit on the crown.
  3. Collect your hair and tie it in a low pony tail.
  4. Create fishtail braid.
  5. Coil the braid into loose bun and secure it with bobby pin.

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Nicole Scherzinger’s Wavy Style With Faux Braid

Nicole Scherzinger's Wavy Style With Faux Braid

Worried about how much hair it takes to make that fishtail braid and still have th..

Worried about how much hair it takes to make that fishtail braid and still have that wild, curly mane all voluminous and cool on the side? Worry not, no need to renounce those extra few locks of volume. All you need is faux braid hair extension to clip it at your nape and cover with rest of your hair. Nicole Scherzinger proudly promoted her brand new style at the streets of London this summer. Sunkissed hair looks so good on her, don’t you think?

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Jessica Alba’s French Braided Messy Chignon

Jessica Alba's French Braided Messy Chignon

Braids are hot stuff of the season in all of shapes and forms. Jessica decided for..

Braids are hot stuff of the season in all of shapes and forms. Jessica decided for enhancing her lovely, messy chignon with french braids on both sides of her middle parted hair. Great deal of credits for elaborated texture of her hairdo goes to blond highlights. 

Emmy Rossum’s Crimped Updo At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Emmy Rossum's Crimped Updo At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Base of Emmy Rossum’s hairstyle is good, old milkmaid braid. Chic statement of..

Base of Emmy Rossum’s hairstyle is good, old milkmaid braid. Chic statement of this style is hair crimping before creating the big braid over the crown. Hair crimping is life savior if your hair is thin and lacking volume. Depending on your preference, when repeating this style you can opt for both middle and center parting of your bangs. Leave a few wisps loose on the sides to soften the look.

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Beyonce’s Low Braid With Side Bangs

Beyonce's Low Braid With Side Bangs

Beyonce was wearing this hairstyle on promotion of her “Beyonce pulse” fragrance…

Beyonce was wearing this hairstyle on promotion of her “Beyonce pulse” fragrance. How to make low side braid look so glamorous? Simple: side part your hair, sweep it over opposite shoulder, braid it, secure it with elastic band and pay some special attention to your bangs when making this soft wave. Not just any other braid out there when you have few sunkissed highlights in it. We agree with Beyonce – when asseccorizing this hairstyle with earrings, they should not hang bellow your earlap, and yes, they should sparkle.

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Eva Longoria’s Loose Side Fishtail Braid At Cannes 2014

Eva Longoria's Loose Side Fishtail Braid At Cannes 2014

Red carpet affection for braids is still very much alive and kicking, according to..

Red carpet affection for braids is still very much alive and kicking, according to Cannes Film Festival 2014. Eva Longoria’s hairstyle is only confirming this affection. Her discreetly sunkissed hair was parted on the side, blow dried and slightly backcombed for additional volume. Her wispy bangs are swept to the side, delicately touching her forehead. Her hair was then braided into disheveled, side swept fishtail braid and secured with elastic. Minimum hair length to support repeating this hairstyle is four inches bellow shoulders. 

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Leona Lewis’ Side Swept Fishtail Braid

Leona Lewis' Side Swept Fishtail Braid

It’s actually not entirely fishtail braid that makes the hairstyle Leona Lewis is..

It’s actually not entirely fishtail braid that makes the hairstyle Leona Lewis is wearing here. As shown on the photo from behind, there is simple, loose french braid starting from the left side and continuing over her nape. Once reaching the opposite side of her neck, her hair is weaved into slightly messy fishtail braid. If you wish to copy this style, don’t worry about few loose wisps here and there on the fishtail braid part (they are particulalry unavoidable if your long hair is cut in layers). They are part of the charm of this hairdo, so let them be. Hair section that needs special attention are side bangs! Do give them a touch of delicate blow dry and a mist of hairspray.

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Poppy Delevingne’s Long Blond Out Of Bed Hairstyle

Poppy Delevingne's Long Blond Out Of Bed Hairstyle

Attention ladies! We have coolness overload right here. Out-of-bed look is all abo..

Attention ladies! We have coolness overload right here. Out-of-bed look is all about being drop dead gorgeous with I-don’t-care attitude. Poppy’s straight, long, blond hair is cut in soft layers, which is recommendable starting point for this hairstyle. Wanna try it on? Apply some volumizing mousse on your dump hair, bend down and flip your tresses over, direct the air flow of your blow dryer to the roots (intentional frizz is part of this style) and gently crumple your hair from ends to roots until it is completely dry. Avoid overdoing your style, so use only fingers to set your locks to the place. Part your hair in the middle, take one 2” section closest to your face and make a loose braid. Voilà!

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Blake Lively’s Braided Hairstyle At 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Blake Lively's Braided Hairstyle At 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Seems like braids are not giving up their throne on the red carpet, even in 2014…

Seems like braids are not giving up their throne on the red carpet, even in 2014. Blake Lively arrived at 2014 Cannes Film Festival wearing this elegant, high ponytail braid.The charming thing about this hairstyle is the contrast between the sleek sections on the head, and the coarse, disheveled braid. To get this hairstyle, apply hair cream and comb your hair to make the roots smooth before collecting it into a high ponytail. Take a small section of your hair and wrap it around an elastic band to conceal it. Tease your ponytail slightly and make a simple loose braid. Keyword: disheveled! So not too messy.

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Gwen Stefani’s Middle Parted Dutch Braids Chignon

Gwen Stefani's Middle Parted Dutch Braides Chignon

Cute? You betcha! Always expect unexpected from Gwen Stefani’s style, like mat..

Cute? You betcha! Always expect unexpected from Gwen Stefani’s style, like matching classic chignon and double arching dutch braids weaved from the hairline all the way to the nape. Well lets be realistic, whenever she decides not to let her hair touch that lovely face, she is only doing her appearance a big favor. For DIY we warmly recommend at least a day old hair to avoid disobedient strands in braids. If this is not helping, take very small amount of hair conditioner, rub it between your palms and stroke the surface of your hair. 

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Beyonce Knowles Classy Box Braids Beehive

Beyonce Knowles Classy Box Braids Beehive

Box braids and classy 60’s beehive? Yes, the Fairy Godmother of glamour and sty..

Box braids and classy 60’s beehive? Yes, the Fairy Godmother of glamour and style is extra generous to Beyonce, as usual. In case you ran out of inspiration what to do with your box braids for evening, prom or even wedding, this breathtaking lady saved the day for you.

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Cornrow Braids Updo

Glamorous and Classy Cornrow Braids Updo

Cornrow braids can be quite glamorous and classy when you avoid straight lines a..

Cornrow braids can be quite glamorous and classy when you avoid straight lines and even hair parting. This crest like braided updo is an excellent choice for the night out and parties when you need that extra striking appearance. Tip! – Apply conditioner before making the hairdo and leave it on. Finishing touch – don’t forget to accessorize with a large pair of earrings.

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Anna Kendrick’s Half-Braided Ponytail Hairstyle

Anna Kendrick’s Cool Half-Braided Ponytail Hairstyle

What sorcery is this?! Anna Kendrick debuted one of the most unique and highly d..

What sorcery is this?! Anna Kendrick debuted one of the most unique and highly doable hairstyles ever at the 2nd Annual Rebels with A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California. Wanna copy the half-done hairstyle? Here yah go:

  1. Start by prepping day-old hair with a texturizing powder. Sprinkle a little on the roots and strands…
  2. Wrap 1” wide strands over a large barrel clampless curling iron for 5 seconds…
  3. Finger comb a cooled down hair to create a side part…
  4. Leave your bangs curled and loose on one side…
  5. Here comes the fun part: Braid 1” sections (three plaits will do) of hair loosely on the other side until the ends then secure with elastic…
  6. Include the three braided sections as you pull your hair into a low ponytail. Wrap the remaining part of the braided sections all around the base of the ponytail to hide the elastic then pin tightly…
  7. Sweep the ‘tail on top of your left shoulder as a finishing touch.

 

 

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Kerry Washington’s Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Kerry Washington’s Posh Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

This woman can do no hairstyle nor fashion wrong! Another hairstyle hit to add to..

This woman can do no hairstyle nor fashion wrong! Another hairstyle hit to add to her humongous file is this loose and slightly disheveled fishtail braid. The weave is started where the hair part is and continued all the way to the end. The top is lifted as well as one side creating a perfectly imperfect outcome. Wow! Just, wow!

Check out how easy it is to do the fishtail braid here!

 

 

Katie Aselton’s Side French Braid Hairstyle

Katie Aselton’s Casual Side French Braid Hairstyle

If you love braids on casual days, then Katie Aselton’s loose side braid hairstyle..

If you love braids on casual days, then Katie Aselton’s loose side braid hairstyle is for you! It’s a no-fuss hairstyle that can be done in seconds. After doing a side part, brush your hair back low to one side and start weaving loosely until the end. That’s it! The pin is optional.

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Middle Braid Long Straight Hairstyle at the Tibi Fall 2014 Show

Middle Braid Long Straight Hairstyle at the Tibi Fall 2014 Show

Punk out a demure hairstyle by adding a section of barely-noticeable plait right i..

Punk out a demure hairstyle by adding a section of barely-noticeable plait right in the middle just like the models at the 2014 Tibi Fall runway. Create a thin section at the center right after blow drying hair stick straight. Dutch braid that section tight (like, headache-inducing kind of tight). You can stop right below the crown or you can go all the way down to the nape.

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Jessica Alba Braid Bun

Jessica Alba's Braid Bun Combination Formal Updo For Prom

Jessica Alba wore a very unique braid/bun combination hairdo to the Met Gala. He..

Jessica Alba wore a very unique braid/bun combination hairdo to the Met Gala. Her hair was styled in an inverted French braid that ended in a top knot bun. This whimsical hairdo was a perfect fit for the Met Gala where celebrities wear outlandish outfits and hairdos. Finish with hairspray to keep flyaways tamed.

Paris Hilton’s Side Braided Chignon

Paris Hilton's Side Braided Chignon

Paris Hilton obviously could not resist trendy braids. Her hair is parted in the m..

Paris Hilton obviously could not resist trendy braids. Her hair is parted in the middle, leaving bangs on the side loose as contrast to cute french braid on the other side. Good news for DIY ladies, rest is easy to repeat: Just twist your hair from roots to ends, roll it low and secure with pins leaving few wisps of your hair loose.

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Twisted Braided Updo For Prom

Long Blonde Hair In Twisted Braided Formal Updo For Prom

If you’re looking for a fancy, formal updo to wear to prom, but you don’t have the..

If you’re looking for a fancy, formal updo to wear to prom, but you don’t have the time or money to go to the beauty salon, then look no farther! This is the hairdo for you. Braided buns are very easy to create and look very elegant. The updo may appear complicated, but anyone can do this! Begin by dividing your hair into 4 sections vertically. Braid each section and twist each section into a bun. Secure with pins. Allow curly tendrils to hang loose around the face.

Braided Bun at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Braided Bun at Bibhu Mohapatra Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Bibhu Mohapatra’s homage to Tibet run the gamut – from geographic printed ensem..

Bibhu Mohapatra’s homage to Tibet run the gamut – from geographic printed ensembles to tribal plaits. Hairstyle-wise, a modernized and funky version of a Tibetan braid reigned supreme at the 2014 F/W Mohapatra runway, and we love it!

How-to:

  1. Prep hair with a smoothening cream for easier styling and to kill the frizz…
  2. Divide blow-dried hair into three sections – left, right, and middle (widest). Secure each section with elastic…
  3. French braid the left and right section until the end. The middle section should be weaved until about 2” before you hit the end. Secure all with clear elastic…
  4. Create a large bun by intertwining the three sections. Make sure that the tail of the middle section is pinned under the bun and the edges untucked.

Waterfall Braided Bangs at Nanette Lepore Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

Waterfall Braided Bangs at Nanette Lepore Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show

If you’re itching for a subtle makeover, try tweaking a classic! In this case, do..

If you’re itching for a subtle makeover, try tweaking a classic! In this case, do a waterfall braid in front instead of the back. Models at Nanette Lepore’s F/W 2014 runway sported a uniquely braided mane that can be easily DIY’ed!

  1. Mist dry hair with sea salt spray for better grip and texture…
  2. Do a deep side part, and then create a 4” section of hair in front – starting at the front hairline to the crown all the way down to the back of the right ear. Clip the rest of your locks to get it out of the way…
  3. Brush the section you created downwards (towards your chin) before dividing it into three sections…
  4. Start French braiding low starting an inch below the front hairline. Keep adding strands as you go lower until you reach the area above the ear…
  5. Secure the end with clear elastic before pinning it and covering it with a thick section of hair.

 

 

Lena Headey’s Braided High Bun Updo

Lena Headey’s Posh Braided High Bun Updo

Looking for a quick fix for an event or even just to cloak a day-old hair? Try Len..

Looking for a quick fix for an event or even just to cloak a day-old hair? Try Lena Headey’s simple high bun hairstyle! Copy her coif in three easy steps:

  1. Brush hair up (crown) into a high ponytail then secure with a clear elastic
  2. French braid the ‘tail and wrap the end with another clear elastic
  3. Coil the braided portion tightly around the base of the ponytail and pin

 

 

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Diane Kruger’s Multiple Braids Updo

Diane Kruger’s Unique Multiple Braided Updo

This is both intense and interesting, isn’t it? The front section of Diane Kruger’..

This is both intense and interesting, isn’t it? The front section of Diane Kruger’s hairstyle is kept modest while the back is a complete opposite. Thin sections of rope braids were bunched up low at the back; one more plait is placed across her head, making the look a very haute milkmaid braid hairstyle.

Easiest Fishtail Braid Tutorial Ever

The fishtail braid has garnered a bad rep for fishtail braid virgins. It’s one of th..

The fishtail braid has garnered a bad rep for fishtail braid virgins. It’s one of the prettiest braids ever invented and yet one of the hardest? A clear misconception! Giving you a detailed text tutorial won’t cut it. You have to see it in action to know! Allow Lauren Conrad to show you just how easy it is to create one! Watch.Learn.Do!

 

Blonde Sophisticated Braided Updo

Long Blonde Hair In Sophisticated Braided Updo For Prom

If you’re looking for an unforgettable prom hairdo, this one’s for you! This haird..

If you’re looking for an unforgettable prom hairdo, this one’s for you! This hairdo is worthy of a princess or a fair maiden from the olden days. To style your hair in this sophisticated, elegant hairdo, just follow these easy steps. Divide your hair into many different strands and braid each strand individually. Then, swirl the braids into a concentric shape and and secure with bobby pins. Finish with hairspray.

Katie Cassidy Long Blonde Braid

Katie Cassidy's Long Blonde Hair In Loose Braided Hairdo

Katie Cassidy’s long, blonde hair is styled in a loose braid and draped over one..

Katie Cassidy’s long, blonde hair is styled in a loose braid and draped over one shoulder. Her long, gorgeous hair is cut in layers, and the top layer was left out of the braid to keep the look soft and sexy. Katie’s side bangs look great with the braid. Side bangs have been very popular in 2013 and have been seen on celebrities such as Kelly Ripa, Kim Kardashian, Amber Heard, and Heather Locklear.

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Kristen Stewart Sideswept Formal Hairdo

Kristen Stewart's Long Auburn Hair In Braided Formal Updo

For Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s romantic, fairytale wedding in Twilight Sa..

For Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s romantic, fairytale wedding in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Kristen Stewart’s long, auburn hair was styled in an intricately braided formal updo just as author Stephanie Meyer described in her Breaking Dawn novel. This updo is very feminine and romantic. Loose pieces are pulled of the braids throughout to create a soft, sexy look.

AnnaSophia Robb Braided Updo

AnnaSophia Robb's Long Blonde Hair In Braided Updo For Prom

AnnaSophia Robb looks adorable in this braided, formal updo. Her blonde hair is p..

AnnaSophia Robb looks adorable in this braided, formal updo. Her blonde hair is parted in a deep side part and braided in French braids around the hairline. This romantic hairdo is perfect for prom or any other formal event. It will make your eyes the focal point of your look and can be paired with any dress. AnnaSophia wore this hairdo to the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013.

Kristen Stewart Messy Braid

Kristen Stewart's Long Hair In Simple Messy Braided Hairdo

Kristen Stewart looked very pretty at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2013. She wore..

Kristen Stewart looked very pretty at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2013. She wore her long, auburn hair in a messy, fishtail braid. To copy her look, apply curl-enhancing serum to hair and blow dry with a diffuser. Braid her in a fishtail braid down the middle of the head. Secure with a clear elastic band. To soften the hairdo, allow a few pieces of hair to come loose to frame the face. Finish with hairspray.

Kesha Long Messy Hairdo With Braids

Kesha's Long Blonde Hair In Messy Hairstyle With Braids

Kesha loves to stand out in a crowd, and she loves fierce, edgy hairstyles with in..

Kesha loves to stand out in a crowd, and she loves fierce, edgy hairstyles with interesting hair accessories to get noticed. Kesha’s long, blonde, layered hair is very versatile. In this photo, Kesha has some long, messy, braided hair extensions in her wavy hair. Hair accessories are a great way for you to change up your hairstyle without making a permanent change. Braided and feather hair extensions are a very popular trend right now.

Jennifer Morrison Fishtail Braid

Jennifer Morrison's Long Blonde Hair In Messy Fishtail Braid

Jennifer Morrison proves that braids aren’t just for little girls! Jennifer wore her..

Jennifer Morrison proves that braids aren’t just for little girls! Jennifer wore her long blonde hair in a side fishtail braid for a day out on the town. Her hair was parted in a deep side part and then braided in a low fishtail braid slung over one shoulder. Pieces were pulled loose around the face and from the braid itself to soften the look. This style is perfect for summer.

Kate Middleton Braided Chignon

Kate Middleton's Lond Brown Hair In Braided Chignon Updo

Kate Middleton always wears very refined, ladylike hairdos. This elegant, braided..

Kate Middleton always wears very refined, ladylike hairdos. This elegant, braided chignon is perfect for a dinner with the Queen or a special night out. This formal hairdo will even look great on commoners whether it’s attending a wedding or a romantic candlelit dinner. This hairdo works well with any type of neckline.

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Kate Bosworth Braided Mohawk

Kate Bosworth's Straight Blonde Hair In Fierce Braided Mohawk Updo

Kate Bosworth looked fierce with her braided mohawk hairdo. She wore this look..

Kate Bosworth looked fierce with her braided mohawk hairdo. She wore this look to the premiere of her movie Big Sur in 2013. Mohawks are one of the hottest hair trends of Winter 2014. Any type of mohawk will definitely get you noticed regardless of the event.

Jessica Chastain Subtle Braid

Jessica Chastain's Long Thick Red Hair With A Subtle Braid

Jessica Chastain looks beautiful with her long, flowing red hair. To dress up her..

Jessica Chastain looks beautiful with her long, flowing red hair. To dress up her hairdo for an event in Cannes, Jessica added a subtle braid to her hair. Subtle braids are one of the hottest hair trends of Winter 2014. Subtle braids are an easy way to make simple, classic hairdos modern.

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Colbie Caillat’s Braided High Bun Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Colbie Caillat’s Intricate Braided High Bun Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

From the front, Colbie Caillat’s hairstyle appears to be just another meh high bu..

From the front, Colbie Caillat’s hairstyle appears to be just another meh high bun number. The back, however, is anything but! The lower half is braided upside down until the end and twisted into a tight know. The upper half of her hair is molded and wrapped around the braided knot. Something to try for your upcoming prom, yes?

Chrissy Teigen’s Messy Medium Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Chrissy Teigen’s Hot Messy Medium Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Here’s a cute (but still extra alluring) way to tame one side of a beadhead look!..

Here’s a cute (but still extra alluring) way to tame one side of a beadhead look! After creating large waves and doing a deep side part, braid a thin portion on one side instead of tucking strands behind your ear. This will force them to stay put the whole night giving you more time to partay!

Ana Beatriz Barros’ Messy Long Side French Braid Hairstyle

Ana Beatriz Barros’ Cute Messy Long Side French Braid Hairstyle

Think a braided hairstyle is too juvenile for you? Check out Ana Beatriz Barros’..

Think a braided hairstyle is too juvenile for you? Check out Ana Beatriz Barros’ grown-up version of this cherished childhood ‘do! Tip: use the end of a rat tail comb to loosen the braid and pull out a couple of rogue hairs. To loosen out the plait further, use your fingers to spread it out gently while scrunching as you go.

Bar Refaeli’s Straight Long Hairstyle

Bar Refaeli’s Pretty Straight Long Hairstyle

Israeli model Bar Refaeli can make any hairstyle look hot! Even this modest stra..

Israeli model Bar Refaeli can make any hairstyle look hot! Even this modest straight coif with a center part looks provocative. A narrow braided section in front instantly creates interest to her hairstyle. You can also interweave a glittered skinny elastic or a crystal-encrusted.

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Petra Nemcova’s Braided Headband Updo

Petra Nemcova’s Braided Headband Updo

Petra Nemcova showcases the perfect do for warmer months. This hairstyle forbids..

Petra Nemcova showcases the perfect do for warmer months. This hairstyle forbids strands to touch the face which makes this a skin irritation-free look as well.

DIY: Do a side part before separating hair horizontally – from below the right ear to the left. Tie the top section first to get it out of the way. Slice the bottom section vertically into two then braid each until the ends and secure with elastic. Pull the right braided strand over the top and across the opposite side and secure with pins. Do the same to the other braided strand. Make sure the ends are hidden for a clean look. Gather the top section into a low knot as a finishing touch.

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