50 Buzzworthy Braids You Need to Try Right Now

Posted by September 25, 2012 10:15 am

Blake Lively's fishtail ponytail was one of the best braids of the summer. 

 

Loose waves are perfectly paired with a braid crown on Mary-Kate. 

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Jennifer Aniston is glowing with a mini-braid and loose waves. 

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Ashlee Simpson went for a French braid on top and finished with a side braid. 

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Ashley Greene's side braid is stunning. 

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This mini-braid really shows off Ashley Tisdale's ombre. 

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Nicole Scherzinger's fishtail pony is accented by her volume on top. 

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Nicole Kidman's big, loose braid is perfect for a weekend getaway. 

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Drew Barrymore's braid crown is gorgeous with her simple drop earrings. 

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We're used to Kim K's long, loose waves, but we love this braided bun. 

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Sarah Michelle Gellar could not look more beautiful with a French braid and bun. 

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Take a note from Jennifer Hudson and add a swoop to your side braid. 

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Sienna Miller, your nude lip and braid crown are a match made in heaven. 

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Minka Kelly's undone fishtail is our hair inspiration for the weekend. 

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Dianna Agron's braid crown takes things to the next level with a fishtail. 

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Jessica Szohr's smoldering eyes and fishtail are a knockout combination. 

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We love Anne Hathaway's pixie cut now, but she really knew how to rock a braid bun!

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A smokey eye and a disheveled side braid go hand in hand. 

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How cool is Taylor Swift's mini-fishtail into a bun?

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Besides the strange flower closure at the bottom, this fishtail on Vanessa Hudgens is to die for. 

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Selena Gomez's braid is so adorable.

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Brooklyn Decker does a braid crown right with some loose, face-framing pieces. 

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What do you think of Demi Lovato's braids? 

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Shailene Woodley leaves the top of her hair loose and gives her braid some major volume. 

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Not for the faint of heart, Alicia Keys' braid is over-the-top (literally). 

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Queen B is the queen of braids. 

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Eva Longoria's long braid is balanced out with some volume in the bangs. 

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Lauren Conrad's signature braid is taken up a notch by starting at her part. 

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Kristen Stewart's normally greasy hair looks fabulous with a braid in the mix. 

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Audrina Patridge finishes her braid by wrapping her hair around the bottom, keeping an eye on details. 

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Lucy Hale's loose braid compliments her structured dress wonderfully. 

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When Kate Middleton decides to do something with her hair besides a blowout, she gets it right every time. We love this twisted bun. 

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Leona Lewis' highlights look even better braided. 

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How amazing is Jennifer Morrison's French braid that ends in a ponytail?

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Lea Michele's bangs and braid combo is killing it on the red carpet. 

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Scarlett Johansson's braid crown was the one that started the trend. 

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Leave it to Rihanna to make a simple side braid way more interesting. 

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Emily Blunt's braided bun looks beautiful from behind. 

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Kristin Cavallari keeps her updo interesting with two braids feeding into the bun. 

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Kendall Jenner's fishtail is simply gorgeous. 

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Salma Hayek's middle part and braid are right on trend. 

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Molly Sims couldn't look any better with a French braid and loose waves. 

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Rachel McAdams keeps it classy with volume, a braid and a dark lip. 

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Kate Hudson is glowing with a French braid and beachy waves. 

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How do you feel about Rachel Zoe's braid and ponytail combo? 

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We can't get enough of this braid from Charlize Theron. 

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New mom Hilary Duff dressed up her braid with a ribbon. 

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Busy Philipps' chose a relaxed braid to dress up her locks. 

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Zoe Saldana is all smiles with this luxe side braid. 

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Nikki Reed's braided updo has us planning looks for brunch. 

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Season after season, one trend remains to be sought-after: the braid. Evolving from a classic braid to a French to a fishtail, whichever you choose, you’ll be on target with the look of the times. If you’ve got long hair, short hair, dark hair or light hair, there’s a braid that will work for your style. We love braids for formal occasions, brunches, and weekend shopping with friends, because whatever your hair situation (clean, second day, or third day hair) a braid can instantly take your look up a notch.

Celebrities like Blake Lively and Beyonce┬áreally know how to rock the braid look, and we’re taking notes. After scouring the web for the best celebrity braids around, we put together our favorite braided looks to inspire your hairstyle. Whether you’re brand new to braids or you’ve been alternating three strands of hair since you could say “hairstyle”, these looks are sure to get you noticed. Take a look through the slideshow above for some hair inspiration.

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