Celebs are taking easy traditional hairstyles like the ponytail at Cannes and making them chic and even red carpet worthy. Braids are another favorite among the stars. From the french to the fishtail, celebrities know how to take a simple braid as inspiration and tweak it to look so glam. Take a look at a few of the trends I’ve identified among the favorite braided styles.
TRADITIONAL… as worn by Lea Michele
BARELY THERE… Jennifer Aniston
I DREAM OF GENIE… Blake Lively, Nicole Scherzinger, & Fergie
SIDE BRAIDS… as worn by Kristen Bell, Blake Lively, Hailee Steinfeld, Zoe Saldana, Demi Moore, Nicole Richie, Beyonce, & Vanessa Hudgens
REPUNZEL… Eva Longoria & Rihanna
THE HEADBAND BRAID… Molly Sims
MILKMAID INSPIRED BRAIDED UPDO… Scarlett Johansson, Katie Holmes, Molly Sims, Whitney Port, & Brooklyn Decker
The pictures for these great celebrity styles were from InStyle’s Feature on the 20 Greatest Side Braids Ever, Glamour Magazine’s The A-List Love Plaits, and US Weekly Best Celebrity Braided Hair. Check out their slide show of their featured braids for more inspiration.
Come back for more braid ideas and how to instruction on the next post. Which are your favorite celebrity braids?