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

Shingai Shoniwa’s Milkmaid Braid Hairstyle

Shingai Shoniwa’s Quirky Milkmaid Braid Hairstyle

Noisettes lead vocalist, Shingai Shoniwa, is sporting a humongous milkmaid braid..

Noisettes lead vocalist, Shingai Shoniwa, is sporting a humongous milkmaid braid with a whole lot of oomph!

Re-‘do: Evenly part the hair in the center and do a low ponytail on each section. French braid the right side until the end then tie with elastic to secure it. Do the same thing to the left side. Bring the two plaits from the sides all the way to the top, intertwine both before securing them with pins.

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Carmen Electra’s Faux Side-Shaved Long Wavy Hairstyle

Carmen Electra’s Fierce Faux Side-Shaved Long Wavy Hairstyle

Wanna ‘electrafy’ a side-swept hairstyle? Do triple braids on one side! Do an ext..

Wanna ‘electrafy’ a side-swept hairstyle? Do triple braids on one side! Do an extreme side parting, clip the other side to get it out of the way then create three sections on the opposite side and start weaving. Intertwine a thin black string to the plaits to get a rockin’ look just like Carmen Electra’s.

Kate Bosworth’s Faux Mohawk Braided Updo

Kate Bosworth’s Fantastic Faux Mohawk Braided Updo

Can we get a ‘hell yeah!’ for Kate Bosworth’s ultra cool faux mohawk braided up..

Can we get a ‘hell yeah!’ for Kate Bosworth’s ultra cool faux mohawk braided updo? Whoever said ‘hawks can’t be used for formal occasions is wrong. This is so much easier than it looks! Seriously.

How-to: Create three sections – middle (thickest), left, and right. French braid the middle from the top until the nape. Once you reach the nape, gather the left and right sections along with the middle part into a ponytail. Slice the ends of the ponytail in half and braid each until the ends then tie with elastic. Flip the braided left section on top, bend the end to hide the elastic then secure with pins. Do the same to the right braided section. Secure the middle portion with clips if needed to keep them still.

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Kaley Cuoco Braided Updo

Kaley Cuoco's Blonde Hair In Formal Updo With Braided Headband

Kaley Cuoco’s blonde hair is styled in a formal updo with a braided headband. Th..

Kaley Cuoco’s blonde hair is styled in a formal updo with a braided headband. This hairdo is very popular for fall/winter 2013.

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Julianne Hough Milkmaid Updo

Julianne Hough's Blonde Hair In Braided Milkmaid Formal Updo

Julianne Hough’s blonde hair is styled in a popular milkmaid braided updo. Juliann..

Julianne Hough’s blonde hair is styled in a popular milkmaid braided updo. Julianne wore this formal hairdo to the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles in 2013.

Freida Pinto Twisted Braided Updo

Freida Pinto's Long Brown Hair In Twisted Braided Formal Updo

Freida Pinto’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a twisted, braided, formal updo

Freida Pinto’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a twisted, braided, formal updo. Freida wore this hairdo to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Kate Hudson Blonde Braid

Kate Hudson's Long Blonde Hair In Loose Braided Hairstyle

Kate Hudson’s long, blonde hair is styled in a loose, braided hairstyle. Kate wor..

Kate Hudson’s long, blonde hair is styled in a loose, braided hairstyle. Kate wore this look to the premiere of Bride Wars in New York.

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Gwen Stefani Doubled Knotted Bun

Gwen Stefani's Blonde Straight Hair In Twisty Whimsical Updo

Gwen Stefani’s straight, fine hair is styled in a whimsical updo consisting of tw..

Gwen Stefani’s straight, fine hair is styled in a whimsical updo consisting of two knots. The higher knot consists of a braid along the crown, and the other know consists of the rest of the hair and rests along the nape of the neck.

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Jaime King Braided Updo

Jaime King's Blonde Hair In Braided Romantic Formal Updo

Jaime King’s blonde hair is styled in a braided updo. Jaime wore this look to a D..

Jaime King’s blonde hair is styled in a braided updo. Jaime wore this look to a Disney/ABC event in Los Angeles.

Freida Pinto Updo With Barrettes

Freida Pinto's Long Straight Hair In Braided Updo With Barrettes

Freida Pinto’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a braided side chignon. The rom..

Freida Pinto’s long, dark brown hair is styled in a braided side chignon. The romantic updo is adorned with decorative barrettes.

Jessica Hart French Braided Updo

Jessica Hart's Long Hair In French Braided Updo

Jessica Hart’s long, blonde hair is styled in a French braided updo. Jessica was..

Jessica Hart’s long, blonde hair is styled in a French braided updo. Jessica was seen wearing this look leaving a hair salon in New York City in 2012.

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Isla Fisher Side Braid

Isla Fisher's Long Red Hair In Girly Sweet Side Braid

Isla Fisher’s long red hair is styled in a loose side braid. Shorter layers around..

Isla Fisher’s long red hair is styled in a loose side braid. Shorter layers around her face are left loose to soften this casual hairdo.

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Jessica Hart’s Side French Braid Updo

Jessica Hart’s Romantic Side French Braid Updo

Braids have a double purpose that’s why we love it so. You can use Jessica Hart’..

Braids have a double purpose that’s why we love it so. You can use Jessica Hart’s braided updo while doing errands in the morning. Come nighttime, unweave your hair, tousle a bit and voila! Sexy beach waves!

Re-‘do:  Apply a volumizing spray then do a side part. Start loosely braiding the wider section of the hair from the front all the way to the tip. After securing the braid with elastic, roll the ends inward (towards the nape) and hold using bobby pins.

Gwen Stefani Braided Updo

Gwen Stefani's Straight Blonde Hair In Braided Updo With Buns

Gwen Stefani’s platinum blonde hair is styled in a whimsical updo consisting of..

Gwen Stefani’s platinum blonde hair is styled in a whimsical updo consisting of twists and braided buns. This fun hairdo is perfect for prom.

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Josephine Skriver’s Crown French Braid Updo

Josephine Skriver’s Crown French Braid Updo

Sweep your hair off your face in an ethereal manner by donning Josphine Skriver’..

Sweep your hair off your face in an ethereal manner by donning Josphine Skriver’s crown French braided updo. The loosely done plait creates a subtle height on top and on the sides, making it appropriate for everyday errands.

How-To: Start by doing a deep side part (almost near the right ear) on the right side of your face. Start doing a loose French braid where the hair parting starts. Continue braiding all around the head until you reach the end on the opposite side. Hide the end by tucking it above the braid with pins.

Poppy Delevingne’s Reversed Milkmaid Braid Updo

Poppy Delevingne’s Romantic Reversed Milkmaid Braid Updo

The Chanel brand ambassador and socialite, Poppy Delevingne, went for the rever..

The Chanel brand ambassador and socialite, Poppy Delevingne, went for the reversed milkmaid braided updo when she attended the Chanel Chanel Artist Dinner during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Instead of doing low braids, create double high ponytails. Do a simple plait on each pony until the end then tie with elastic. Loosen the braids to make them look wider. Join the two braided ponytails at your nape and secure with pins.

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Kelly Osbourne’s Double Cornrows Updo at the 2013 American Music Awards

Kelly Osbourne’s Double Cornrows Updo at the 2013 American Music Awards

And the winner for the most labyrinthine updo at the 2013 American Music Awards..

And the winner for the most labyrinthine updo at the 2013 American Music Awards is…drum roll, please…Kelly Osbourne! How wicked is this hairstyle?! Double cornrows are created and the ends are intertwined into a bun. As an additional pow to the style, two spike hair combs are placed on both sides.

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Magdalena Jasek’s Braided Updo

Magdalena Jasek’s Beautiful Braided Updo

Believe us when we say that this double braided hairstyle is so much easier to d..

Believe us when we say that this double braided hairstyle is so much easier to do than it looks!

How-to: Do a middle part all the way down to your nape. Clip one side first so that you can do the other side with ease. Do a French braid on the right side starting at the front until the tip then secure with clear elastic. Tighten the braid as you go. Do the same on the left side. Join the two sides and twist them into a low bun and secure with bobby pins. Allow fine rogue hairs to run wild to get a casual feel to the style.

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Demi Lovato Long Hairstyle With Beaded Braids

Demi Lovato's Long Brown Wavy Hair With Beaded Braids

Demi Lovato’s long, flowing, brown, wavy hair is full of wild, voluminous layers..

Demi Lovato’s long, flowing, brown, wavy hair is full of wild, voluminous layers. Subtle braids are on each side of her face adorned with playful, colorful beads. This photo of Demi was featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine.

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Debby Ryan Side Braid

Debby Ryan's Long Red Hair In Girly Side Braid

Debby Ryan’s long, red hair is styled in a pretty side braid. Her face-framing la..

Debby Ryan’s long, red hair is styled in a pretty side braid. Her face-framing layers are left loose, and her side bangs are left straight.

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Joan Smalls’ Side Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

Joan Smalls’ Lovely Side Fishtail Braid Hairstyle

The side braided hairstyle was once an overused Summer ‘do. Nowadays, it has be..

The side braided hairstyle was once an overused Summer ‘do. Nowadays, it has become a seasonless coif and has been appearing on various occasions – weddings, formals, casuals, awards, etc. Itching to try a fishtail braid? Learn how here!

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Debby Ryan Braided Hairdo

Debby Ryan's Long Brown Hair In Girly Braided Hairdo

The sides and top of Debby Ryan’s long, brown hair is French braided, and the bo..

The sides and top of Debby Ryan’s long, brown hair is French braided, and the bottom portion is secured in a low ponytail. Ends are curled in this sweet, feminine look. Debby wore this hairdo to the world premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in 2009.

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Christina Aguilera Braided Hairband

Christina Aguilera's Blonde Hair In Updo With Braided Hairband

Christina Aguilera’s platinum blonde hair is styled in a formal updo with a braide..

Christina Aguilera’s platinum blonde hair is styled in a formal updo with a braided hairband. Christina wore this hairdo to the premiere of Burlesque in Berlin.

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Charlize Theron Braided Side Chignon

Charlize Theron's Blonde Hair In Elegant Braided Side Chignon Hairdo

Charlize Theron’s blonde hair is braided and secured in a side chignon. Her side..

Charlize Theron’s blonde hair is braided and secured in a side chignon. Her side bangs finish off this elegant, classic hairdo.

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Joan Smalls’ Braided Beehive Hairstyle

Joan Smalls’ Vintage Braided Beehive Hairstyle

Joan Smalls’ classic beehive is made more interesting by wrapping a couple of fa..

Joan Smalls’ classic beehive is made more interesting by wrapping a couple of faux braid strands around it! If you’re thinking of something elegantly unique for your wedding or a formal event you’ll be attending soon, do give this one a try!

Nicole Richie’s Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Nicole Richie’s Cool Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Nicole Richie is one of the few celebrities who we are wholeheartedly allowing t..

Nicole Richie is one of the few celebrities who we are wholeheartedly allowing to play with our hair! The ‘Candidly Nicole’ star sported another rockin’ ‘do at 2013 Gucci LACMA Art & Film Gala in Los Angeles, California. You need loooong tresses to create this style. But don’t worry if you lack the length! You can always opt for faux fishtail braid extensions. Less effort, same effect.

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Braided Bun Hairstyle

Posh Braided Bun Hairstyle

Do some hairstyle transformation on a basic braided bun by creating two thin plai..

Do some hairstyle transformation on a basic braided bun by creating two thin plaits on both sides of your head. Gather your hair, including the thinly-braided sections, into a high ponytail. Weave the ends of the pony until the tip and secure with elastic. Twist the braid into a bun and hold the style with a couple of bobby pins.

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Interweaved Low Ponytail

Pretty Interweaved Low Ponytail

Trust us! This is so much easier than it looks! DIY: Part your hair sideways at..

Trust us! This is so much easier than it looks! DIY: Part your hair sideways at the crown. Do a low ponytail on the lower part. Divide the front part into four sections and braid each. Attach the braided sections to the ponytail using pins. End. No sweat!

Kasia Struss’ Double Sided French Braid Hairstyle

Kasia Struss’ Casual Double Sided French Braid Hairstyle

There are days when we just don’t want any hair to touch our face, right ladies?..

There are days when we just don’t want any hair to touch our face, right ladies? But, we need something more sophisticated than just plain ‘ol ponytail. Behold Kasia Struss’ double plaits! Start the no-sweat hairstyle by parting your hair in the middle and French braiding each side starting at the front. Then, join the two plaits at the back and twist them into a bun. 

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Braided Updo with Marcel Waves

Romatic Braided Updo with Marcel Waves

This is another braided hairstyle that we highly recommend for formal events and..

This is another braided hairstyle that we highly recommend for formal events and proms! Part hair to one side then separate the front section of the hair from the rest of your mane. Apply gel to the front section and do finger waves by combing the strands thoroughly. Next, shape the first wave by putting a finger at the end of a 3” horizontal section of the front part. Push the hair forward on top of the finger towards the forehead using a fine-toothed comb then remove your finger and clip that part. Do two more waves using the same technique.

Braid the back section until the tip then tie with elastic. Roll the ends inward, towards the nape, then pin. Remove the clips of your marcel waves. Sweep it gently over your ear then clip it on the side of the braid then tuck and clip the end under the plait for a clean finish. Give yourself a pat on the back! You deserve it!

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Coco Rocha’s Side Braided Hairstyle

Coco Rocha's Pretty Side Braided Hairstyle

Supermodel Coco Rocha sporting a simple side braided hairstyle that can be used..

Supermodel Coco Rocha sporting a simple side braided hairstyle that can be used for casual or even beach weddings. The roughed-up top creates a relaxed feel to the whole look. Just add in a few touches such as fresh flowers or intertwining silk lace to the plait to glamourize the look.

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Marine Deleeuw’s Thin Milkmaid Braid Hairstyle

Marine Deleeuw’s Posh Thin Milkmaid Braid Hairstyle

French stunner Marine Deleeuw sporting a thin version of the milkmaid braid. The..

French stunner Marine Deleeuw sporting a thin version of the milkmaid braid. The hairstyle looks so romantic and is perfect for weddings.

DIY: Do an even parting at the middle. Get a 1” section of hair behind the right ear, French braid it all the way to the end then fasten with elastic. Gather the rest of the hair into a low ponytail excluding the braid you did awhile ago. Twist the end of the pony into a bun then secure with pins. Get the braided hair and lay it across your head until you reach the other ear then pin it right behind it. Put a few more pins to secure the braid on the crown.

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Twisted Braid Bridal Hairdo

Long Brown Hair In Twisted Braid Formal Bridal Hairdo

This bride’s long, thick, curly, brown hair is styled in a twisted, braided hairdo

This bride’s long, thick, curly, brown hair is styled in a twisted, braided hairdo. This romantic look is perfect for brides.

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Triple Twist Updo With Braid

Brunette Hair In Triple Twist Updo With Braid For Brides

This bride’s long, thick, dark brown hair is styled in an elegant updo consisting..

This bride’s long, thick, dark brown hair is styled in an elegant updo consisting of three twisted chignons secured to the nape of the neck and a small braid. This hairdo reminds me of Scarlett O’Hara in the Gone With the Wind era.

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High Bun With Blunt Bangs

Brunette Hair In High Bun With Blunt Bangs Bridal Hairdo

This bride’s dark brown hair is styled in a classic, high bun. A small braid is w..

This bride’s dark brown hair is styled in a classic, high bun. A small braid is wrapped around the bun to create a more detailed look. Her long, blunt bangs complete this elegant hairdo.

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Boho Wavy Braided Hairdo

Long Wavy Brown Hair In Chic Braided Hairdo For Fall

This teen’s long, curly brown hair is left down and full except for a loose braid..

This teen’s long, curly brown hair is left down and full except for a loose braid in the front that is secured with pins to the side. Long hair with subtle braids is a hair trend for fall 2013.

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Texturized Braided Updo

Edgy Texturized Braided Updo

Let’s get frizzy! Yes, we’re giving you a green light to embrace and even deliber..

Let’s get frizzy! Yes, we’re giving you a green light to embrace and even deliberately make your locks go amock! Use a texturizing spray before tousling your hair and creating three sections. Braid each section loosely and secure with elastic. Intertwine the braids into an uneven pattern. Secure with pins as you go. Using the end of a rat tail comb, loosen the braids and pull out a few more strands to make them look extra messy.

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Irina Kravchenko’s Pompadour Updo

Irina Kravchenko's Fierce Pompadour Updo

Embrace the gamine revolution by donning an exaggerated version of Elvis Presley..

Embrace the gamine revolution by donning an exaggerated version of Elvis Presley’s pompadour. Actually, a faux version of the King of Rock and Roll’s hairstyle.

How-to: Apply mousse all over damp hair then rough-dry using a blow dryer. Create tight curls using hot rollers. Keep the rollers in until it has completely cooled (about 30 minutes). You need to call a friend for the second part. Flip your hair and ask a friend to braid your hair from the nape until the crown. Leave the ends loose. Rough up the ends a little and tease it from the roots for a good volume. Shape the curls slightly towards the middle and set the style with hairspray. That’s it! Thank you, thank you very much.

Kati Nescher’s Braided Headband Hairstyle

Kati Nescher’s Romantic Braided Headband Hairstyle

Nothing beats au naturel, yes? Synthetic braided headbands are okay, but sometime..

Nothing beats au naturel, yes? Synthetic braided headbands are okay, but sometimes, it can be tough to match the faux version’s color to yours. Solve that dilemma by using your own hair.

How-to: Get one inch section on the right side (below the ear) and start French braiding all the way to the other side. Tighten the braids as you go then tie the end with clear elastic. Hide the ends by clipping it near the nape for a clean finish.

Daria Strokous’ Inverted Braided Updo

Daria Strokous’ Edgy Inverted Braided Updo

Very rock ‘n roll chic! Still in your teen years? We’re begging you to try this co..

Very rock ‘n roll chic! Still in your teen years? We’re begging you to try this coif! Create a bold statement at the prom or your friend’s party by sporting this inverted braided updo. Flip your hair and ask a friend to start the French braid at your nape all the way to the crown. Roll the ends of your loose hair to the side then secure with pins. Make sure that a part of your roll is pulled down towards your forehead for a cool finish!