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Nicole Richie’s Twisted Take on the Crown Braid

Leave it to Nicole Richie to give us a new spin on the boho chic crown braid trend.
Leave it to Nicole Richie to give us a new spin on the boho chic crown braid trend. The style star hosted an event over the weekend wearing her hair pulled back in a sleek chignon with a deep side part. But it was her hair accessory that caught our eye. She topped off her polished look with a twisted headband, proving that hair pieces can actually look chic. You can get a similar look with Lady Jayne Hair Extensions, Accessories, Plaited Headband ($14.99), which comes in a few shades to better match your hair colour. Will you try this hair trick?

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Lea Michele’s Braided Style You’ll Want to Copy ASAP

At last night’s L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth event, Lea Michele wore her hair in a long textured plait that reminded us of our schoolyard days, but we doubt Lea’s mum did this French braid before she hit the red carpet.
At last night’s L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth event, Lea Michele wore her hair in a long textured plait that reminded us of our schoolyard days, but we doubt Lea’s mum did this French braid before she hit the red carpet. The twisted style appears sleek from the front yet has a more bohemian vibe from the side, with Lea’s ombré hair colour giving the braid a two-toned feel. She kept her makeup subtle with bronze hues on the cheeks and a neutral pink lip. See her beautiful braid from more angles below!

From the Front

From the Side

From the Back

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Selena Gomez Is the Queen of Braids

Some people envy Selena Gomez’s chic fashion sense, but we’re fans of her penchant for braids — in every style.
Some people envy Selena Gomez‘s chic fashion sense, but we’re fans of her penchant for braids — in every style. As she tours the US performing hits from her latest album, she has tried on many different plaits, from the casual side braid to the trendy faux-undercut. One of our favourites is the fishtail she wore before the Late Show With David Letterman, which had a ’90s feel (scrunchie included). Check out the different ways Selena has worn her braids this season below.

Half a Headband Braid

See more of Selena’s braids after the jump.
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Crown Braids Are King! 5 Ways to Wear the Style

Hollywood has proven that braids are a hair trend that lasts all year long, but the red carpet has been sending us a message: crown braids are in for Summer!

Hollywood has proven that braids are a hair trend that lasts all year long, but the red carpet has been sending us a message: crown braids are in for Summer! In the last month alone, we have spotted a handful of ladies rocking this plaited up ‘do. Jessica Stam (above) split her braids down the middle for a halo effect that is fresh and fun, but some other celebrities are taking a more traditional approach. Are you going to take this style out for a spin this season?

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See more of our favourite looks when you keep reading!

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From the Runway, a Braided Chignon You Can Do Yourself

For the perfect romantic up ‘do, look no further than Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2014 bridal collection.
For the perfect romantic up ‘do, look no further than Monique Lhuillier‘s Fall 2014 bridal collection. The gowns coming down the runway were inspired by femininity and romance but with an heirloom quality, which translated to the braided up ‘dos the models wore. “We wanted the girls to look like themselves, wearing up ‘dos with a romantic, soft, and whimsical mood,” Moroccanoil artistic director Antonio Corral Calero said. “The attention was on the matte texture of the hair and the intricate details of each braided bun, parted [to the] side or centre, with minimal volume on top.” Get a similar look for your big day or another formal affair with these step-by-step tips!
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Banish Boring Hair For Spring With These Hot Star Styles

Are you bored of your current hairstyle and keen for a new look or just eager to get more out of your current cut?
Are you bored of your current hairstyle and keen for a new look or just eager to get more out of your current cut? Either way, we’ve collated the best of our hair galleries to help you find your next look as easily as possible. Whether you’re looking for a braid or an up ‘do for a special occasion, a bold new colour, or a dramatic new cut, we have the inspiration right here. Just read on to find the gallery that suits your style and find dozens of great looks you can copy.
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60+ Braids to Inspire Your Hairstyle

Braided hairstyles are the perfect choice for any occasion for a handful of reasons; they keep your hair off your face, they transition flawlessly from work to the dinner table, and they’re incredibly beautiful.

Braided hairstyles are the perfect choice for any occasion for a handful of reasons; they keep your hair off your face, they transition flawlessly from work to the dinner table, and they’re incredibly beautiful. But not every plait you pull off needs to be the typical braid we’ve seen a million times. Need some inspiration? Click through to see some gorgeous celebrity braid inspiration.

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Forget the Undercut! Kate Bosworth Rocks the Newest Braid Trend

We’ve seen the braided undercut time and time again on the red carpet, but last night, Kate Bosworth showed off an innovative look that we’ve dubbed the braided mohawk.
We’ve seen the braided undercut time and time again on the red carpet, but last night, Kate Bosworth showed off an innovative look that we’ve dubbed the braided mohawk. Kate attended the Big Sur premiere in New York with a hairstyle that was all business in the front and an edgy take on braids in the back.

Her hair was split into three sections, with both sides slicked down to enhance the texture of the braids that started at the crown of her head all the way to the nape of her neck. Since the spotlight was all on Kate’s hair, makeup artist Daniel Martin kept the palette low-key using SK-II Facial Treatment Foundation for a radiant complexion and the lighter shadows in the Dolce & Gabbana Eye Shadow Quad in Femme Fatale (not yet available in Australia) palette. Kate was redefining punk braids with her woven mohawk, but she kept it classy with a polished finish. What do you think of Kate’s braided up ‘do?

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3 Braids, 3 Ways: Which of Selena Gomez’s Did You Like Best?

Selena Gomez was playing favourites with her hairstyles last week.

Selena Gomez was playing favourites with her hairstyles last week. The singer was out and about in New York sporting three different plaits, and each style was much different from the last. While performing in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Selena showed off a delicate braid on her scalp, which went gorgeously with her waves. On Thursday, she wore two different braids. She channeled Janet Jackson with a scrunchie and high ponytail on her way to the Late Show With David Letterman but was also seen sporting a loose, boho side braid earlier that day. All three are completely different, but which do you like best?

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Spring Into These Celebrity Braid Styles

Braids may seem like a style reserved for the cooler months, but Spring and Summer are prime times to get your plait on.

Braids may seem like a style reserved for the cooler months, but Spring and Summer are prime times to get your plait on. And there are plenty of celebrities to pull inspiration from. Whether they’re pairing milkmaid braids with a red carpet gown or a side plait with casualwear, the ladies of Hollywood know how to rock a good braid in the warmer months.