Celeb-Approved: 9 Gorgeous Hair Braid Styles
By Shelley Levitt
Celeb approved: 9 gorgeous hair braid styles! Braids might just be the most versatile hairstyle there is. Even more than the pony or the bun, braided hairstyles can be demure or edgy … and everything in between. Here’s a look at eight great hair braid styles the stars do.
The “Ladies Who Brunch” Braid
If you’re having tea at The Plaza, going to an afternoon wedding or attending a cocktail party with the boss, try a braided updo. Amber Heard, star of the recent thrillers Machete Kills and Paranoia, shows that a few face-framing loose strands of hair keep this ladylike look anything but stiff.
The Boho Milkmaid
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine rocks a milkmaid braid with full fringe and attitude. This celeb hairstyle is so striking you can skip the jewelry.
The Braid as Accessory
Think of a braid as an elegant accessory, like diamond studs. Katy Perry shows that a thin halo braid is a subtle and flattering finishing touch to lustrous healthy hair.
The Imperfectly Perfect Braid
Don’t get frustrated if you can’t create a perfect plait. Neatness doesn’t matter when it comes to hair braid styles, as Kim Kardashian shows in this side-swept halo braid.
The Hat-Hair Fix
Love hats, but hate hat hair? A side plait, as Elle Fanning demonstrates here, can be the perfect solution.
The Bombshell Braid