Beautiful braids

8 Summer braids to try

Is there any 'do that screams summer more than braids? We think not.
As we cruise into the sweaty, sunny months ahead, let's take a little
braid-spiration from some of our fave celebs!



Pretty plait

Emma Watson's plait

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! The classic sideswept plait is a look we hope never goes out of style. Amp things up with cool shades and a bright lipstick, like Emma Watson, for a super fun summer look.

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Half up, half down

Kristen Bell's half up, half down look

Get the best of both worlds and rock a half up, half down braid, like Kristen Bell. Kick things up a notch and make a tiny braid that wraps around the top of your braid, like a faux-headband.

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The braided bun

Jennifer Lawrence's braided bun

For those of you who didn't know, JLaw is pretty much our hair idol. Not sure how she does it, but this girl always manages to look tressed for success. Take a cue from her and rock a braided bun this summer! It's easier than it looks.

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Around the head

Berenice Bejo's braided updo

Braided updos are just about the best thing since BB creams if you ask us. This trend only seems to be growing with time and is a chic way to keep your hair out of your face on hot summer days. Wrap your braids around the crown, like Berenice Bejo, for a modern twist on this old look.

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Fun fishtail

Blake Lively's fishtail

Too complex? Think again! The classic fishtail just takes a bit of practice and can work for special events and day to day equally as well. Here, Blake Lively shows off her fishtail on the red carpet.

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Half braid

Jennifer Morrison's updo

It's a bun! It's a braid! It's both. Jennifer Morrison's chic updo gives you the best of both worlds and only appears to be a braid from one side. Half braid, half bun? Hello hair heaven.

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Bangs and buns

Taylor Swift's Bangs and buns

Rocking the fringe of the moment? Awesome! Wrap a braid around your head in a half circle after you've pulled back the rest in a sleek bun. Thanks for the hair-spiration, Taylor Swift!

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Bow-tiful braids

Hailee Steinfeld's Hallie Bow-tiful braids

Who says bows are just for little girls? Big girls can have fun with them, too! Sweeten up your braid with a bejeweled bow at the bottom, like Hailee Steinfeld did here. Sweep over your shoulder, and you have a new twist on the classic braid!

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More braided 'dos we love

Celeb Hairstyle of the Week: Claudia Lee
Celeb Hairstyle of the Week: Selena Gomez
Celeb Hairstyle of the Week: Emmy Rossum


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Comments on "8 Celeb-inspired braids you can rock this summer"

Jillian July 09, 2013 | 9:59 AM

I love Emma Watson's braid. She can do no wrong.

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