Braided hairstyles

Jul 30, 2011 at 3:37 p.m. ET
Rachel McAdams rekindles images of Old Hollywood screen sirens with this classic hairstyle. The pomp up front is pretty, but the braid in back is really what makes it look feminine. Photo courtesy WENN.

1 /136: Tamara Beckwith

1/136 :Tamara Beckwith

2 /136: Cheryl Cole

2/136 :Cheryl Cole

3 /136: Eva Mendes

3/136 :Eva Mendes

4 /136: Beyonce

4/136 :Beyonce

5 /136: Demi Lovato

5/136 :Demi Lovato

6 /136: Alesha Dixon

6/136 :Alesha Dixon

7 /136: Braided hairstyle - Loose crown braid

7/136 :Braided hairstyle - Loose crown braid

8 /136: Brandy

8/136 :Brandy

9 /136: Beth Behrs

9/136 :Beth Behrs

10 /136: Debra Messing

10/136 :Debra Messing

11 /136: Keira Knightley

11/136 :Keira Knightley

12 /136: Stana Katic

12/136 :Stana Katic

13 /136: Suki Waterhouse

13/136 :Suki Waterhouse

14 /136: Venus Williams

14/136 :Venus Williams

15 /136: Ariel Winter

15/136 :Ariel Winter

16 /136: Bonnie Wright

16/136 :Bonnie Wright

17 /136: Emily Hampshire

17/136 :Emily Hampshire

18 /136: Jacqui Ainsley

18/136 :Jacqui Ainsley

19 /136: Joanna Newsom

19/136 :Joanna Newsom

20 /136: Kaley Cuoco

20/136 :Kaley Cuoco

21 /136: Florence Welch

21/136 :Florence Welch

22 /136: Whitney Port

22/136 :Whitney Port

23 /136: Guest

23/136 :Guest

24 /136: Isla Fisher

24/136 :Isla Fisher

25 /136: Jennifer Stone

25/136 :Jennifer Stone

26 /136: Kate Lawler

26/136 :Kate Lawler

27 /136: Lea Michele

27/136 :Lea Michele

28 /136: Melissa Joan Hart

28/136 :Melissa Joan Hart

29 /136: Suzanne Mccabe

29/136 :Suzanne Mccabe

30 /136: Heather Morris

30/136 :Heather Morris

31 /136: Isabella Castillo

31/136 :Isabella Castillo

32 /136: Jessica Alba

32/136 :Jessica Alba

33 /136: Joy Bryant

33/136 :Joy Bryant

34 /136: Julie Bowen

34/136 :Julie Bowen

35 /136: Lena Dunham

35/136 :Lena Dunham

36 /136: Miley Cyrus

36/136 :Miley Cyrus

37 /136: Miranda Kerr

37/136 :Miranda Kerr

38 /136: Nicky Hilton

38/136 :Nicky Hilton

39 /136: Tori Spelling

39/136 :Tori Spelling

40 /136: Blake Lively

40/136 :Blake Lively

41 /136: Emma Roberts

41/136 :Emma Roberts

42 /136: Gwen Stefani

42/136 :Gwen Stefani

43 /136: Jessica Alba

43/136 :Jessica Alba

44 /136: Kaley Cuoco

44/136 :Kaley Cuoco

45 /136: Rachel McAdams

45/136 :Rachel McAdams

46 /136: Rihanna

46/136 :Rihanna

47 /136: Whitney Port

47/136 :Whitney Port

48 /136: Caroline Flack

48/136 :Caroline Flack

49 /136: Jessica Szohr

49/136 :Jessica Szohr

50 /136: Rachel Bilson

50/136 :Rachel Bilson

51 /136: Nicola McLean

51/136 :Nicola McLean

52 /136: Nicola McLean

52/136 :Nicola McLean

53 /136: Adriana Karembeu

53/136 :Adriana Karembeu

54 /136: Brooke Kinsella

54/136 :Brooke Kinsella

55 /136: Stacey Solomon

55/136 :Stacey Solomon

56 /136: Mary J Blige

56/136 :Mary J Blige

57 /136: Danielle Lloyd

57/136 :Danielle Lloyd

58 /136: Karen Gillan

58/136 :Karen Gillan

59 /136: Kim Kardashian

59/136 :Kim Kardashian

60 /136: Liz McClarnon

60/136 :Liz McClarnon

61 /136: Michelle Dewberry

61/136 :Michelle Dewberry

62 /136: Nicole Richie

62/136 :Nicole Richie

63 /136: Rachel Stevens

63/136 :Rachel Stevens

64 /136: Tess Daly

64/136 :Tess Daly

65 /136: Lea Seydoux

65/136 :Lea Seydoux

66 /136: Miley Cyrus

66/136 :Miley Cyrus

67 /136: Jessica Simpson

67/136 :Jessica Simpson

68 /136: Deborah Cox

68/136 :Deborah Cox

69 /136: Sheila E

69/136 :Sheila E

70 /136: Kate Hudson

70/136 :Kate Hudson

71 /136: Fan Bingbing

71/136 :Fan Bingbing

72 /136: Preeya Kalida

72/136 :Preeya Kalida

73 /136: Blake Lively

73/136 :Blake Lively

74 /136: Curls with a Braided Headband

74/136 :Curls with a Braided Headband

75 /136: Braid Front Updo

75/136 :Braid Front Updo

76 /136: Loose Side French Braid

76/136 :Loose Side French Braid

77 /136: Braided Top Straight Back

77/136 :Braided Top Straight Back

78 /136: Long Messy Braid

78/136 :Long Messy Braid

79 /136: Loose Side Braid

79/136 :Loose Side Braid

80 /136: Loose Side Fishtail Braid

80/136 :Loose Side Fishtail Braid

81 /136: Braided High Bun

81/136 :Braided High Bun

82 /136: Playful Braids

82/136 :Playful Braids

83 /136: Braided Crown Updo

83/136 :Braided Crown Updo

84 /136: Youthful Braided Headband

84/136 :Youthful Braided Headband

85 /136: Low Braided Updo

85/136 :Low Braided Updo

86 /136: Double Braided Top Updo

86/136 :Double Braided Top Updo

87 /136: Double Braid Headband

87/136 :Double Braid Headband

88 /136: Loose Side Braid

88/136 :Loose Side Braid

89 /136: Side Fishtail Braid

89/136 :Side Fishtail Braid

90 /136: Braid Topped Long Loose Hair

90/136 :Braid Topped Long Loose Hair

91 /136: Braided Roots

91/136 :Braided Roots

92 /136: Casual Side Braid

92/136 :Casual Side Braid

93 /136: Braided hairstyle - Braid with flower clasp

93/136 :Braided hairstyle - Braid with flower clasp

94 /136: Wedding hair - Braided bun

94/136 :Wedding hair - Braided bun

95 /136: Pinned Braid Updo

95/136 :Pinned Braid Updo

96 /136: Long Thick Braid

96/136 :Long Thick Braid

97 /136: Wedding hair - Fishtail braid an bun

97/136 :Wedding hair - Fishtail braid an bun

98 /136: Braided hairstyle - Low pigtail braids

98/136 :Braided hairstyle - Low pigtail braids

99 /136: Chic Romantic Braided Updo

99/136 :Chic Romantic Braided Updo

100 /136: Large Braided High Bun

100/136 :Large Braided High Bun

101 /136: Braided hairstyle - Sleek pigtail braids

101/136 :Braided hairstyle - Sleek pigtail braids

102 /136: Braided hairstyle - Side part, low loose braid

102/136 :Braided hairstyle - Side part, low loose braid

103 /136: Bun with a Side Braid

103/136 :Bun with a Side Braid

104 /136: Braided hairstyle - Summer braids

104/136 :Braided hairstyle - Summer braids

105 /136: Braided hairstyle - Loose braids, wavy hair

105/136 :Braided hairstyle - Loose braids, wavy hair

106 /136: Braided hairstyle - Rachel McAdams double braid

106/136 :Braided hairstyle - Rachel McAdams double braid

107 /136: Braided hairstyle - Side braid, loose bun

107/136 :Braided hairstyle - Side braid, loose bun

108 /136: Braided hairstyle - Very loose side braid, curly hair

108/136 :Braided hairstyle - Very loose side braid, curly hair

109 /136: Braided hairstyle - French braid on curly hair

109/136 :Braided hairstyle - French braid on curly hair

110 /136: Braided hairstyle - Crown braid

110/136 :Braided hairstyle - Crown braid

111 /136: Braided hairstyle - Dutch Crown braid

111/136 :Braided hairstyle - Dutch Crown braid

112 /136: Braided and tucked

112/136 :Braided and tucked

113 /136: Kirsten Dunst

113/136 :Kirsten Dunst

114 /136: Cheska Hull

114/136 :Cheska Hull

115 /136: Rihanna's bright red braid

115/136 :Rihanna's bright red braid

116 /136: Edith Bowman

116/136 :Edith Bowman

117 /136: Jessica Alba

117/136 :Jessica Alba

118 /136: Sammy Winward

118/136 :Sammy Winward

119 /136: Emma Roberts

119/136 :Emma Roberts

120 /136: Pixie Lott

120/136 :Pixie Lott

121 /136: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

121/136 :Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

122 /136: Emilia Fox

122/136 :Emilia Fox

123 /136: Trudie Styler

123/136 :Trudie Styler

124 /136: Edith Bowman

124/136 :Edith Bowman

125 /136: Fearne Cotton

125/136 :Fearne Cotton

126 /136: Peaches Geldof

126/136 :Peaches Geldof

127 /136: Danielle Lloyd

127/136 :Danielle Lloyd

128 /136: Lisa Snowdon

128/136 :Lisa Snowdon

129 /136: Camilla Dallerup

129/136 :Camilla Dallerup

130 /136: Alice Dellal

130/136 :Alice Dellal

131 /136: Emilia Fox

131/136 :Emilia Fox

132 /136: Brooke Vincent

132/136 :Brooke Vincent

133 /136: Kat Von D

133/136 :Kat Von D

134 /136: Elle Macpherson

134/136 :Elle Macpherson

135 /136: Kirsten Dunst

135/136 :Kirsten Dunst

136 /136: Candice Swanepoel

136/136 :Candice Swanepoel