Ora’s braided crown is cool, textured, and surprisingly easy to copy at home.
The braids start at Kravitz’s center part and flow outward, distinguishing it from the more circular crown braid.
Braided pigtails never go out of style. You don’t need long hair to wear them, but more length and some texturizing spray like R + Co’s Rockaway Salt Spray will give you that piece-y boho look.
Braiding along the side of the head, as Monae demonstrates here, is one of the coolest ways to switch up your average bun, and the addition of hair jewels makes this one red carpet-ready. If you want to copy Monae’s look, hair accessories don’t have to cost a lot — these eBoot Pearl Flower Crystal Hair Pins will do the trick.
Braids are once again the simplest way to add some interest to a short style. We love Fey’s asymmetrical rendition, which gives some punky detail to an otherwise simple outfit.
When in doubt, braid your ponytail and call it a day! You can add some extra volume at the crown like Washington has here by teasing the hair and spritzing with Ouidad Curl Last Flexible Hold Hairspray for a long-lasting style with zero crunch.
Not a perfectionist? This is the braid for you. Stone’s stylist Mara Roszak said this look from the Met Ball was all about texture. Try Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse for a similar effect.
If you already have your hair in braids, swirl them into an elegant updo to take things up a notch for a formal event or occasion.
A braided half-up/half-down gives Conrad a relaxed festival vibe, partly thanks to the tiny flowers she accessorized with.
An over-the-shoulder fishtail braid compliments Cox’s dramatic brown-to-blonde ombré. You may want to add texture with a product like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo to give the braid some grip.
Mitchell’s hair almost looks completely down from the front view, thanks to a voluminous part and lots of loose strands. It culminates in the back with a simple, slim braid.
Does your hair barely touch your shoulders? You’d be surprised how easy this edgy braided ponytail Hale wore t0 the 2016 BBMAs is to achieve — all you need is the ability to French braid and pomade to smooth out the hair! Try Paul Mitchell Smoothing Straight Works.
A tiny braid detail is an easy way to add interest to a bun or chignon. If you opt to keep a few strands of hair loose at the front like Hayek, you can define them with a tool like Bed Head Curlipops Curling Wand for Loose Curls.
Don’t have a lot of patience? This messy, twisted style is perfectly undone — while still polished enough to wear to an event.