How to Wear a Braid Without Looking Like a Kid Again

Braids have been a staple on the runways and red carpets for years. 

But this season, the trend has been updated by designers that include the likes of Nanette Lepore, Rachel Zoe, and Marchesa. Not to mention Jessica Alba, Beyoncé, and Kate Bosworth have all been spotted sporting some interlaced tresses in 2014.

Hairstylists everywhere have been frantically lacing locks backstage to build creative versions of the classic braid. From schoolgirls to Star Wars, the once childish wrap has been twisted, turned, and teased to look anything but juvenile.

Find your inspiration here…

1. The Crown


2. The Modern Cornrow

3. The Scarf Braid

4. The Bang Sweep Braid


5. The Deconstructed Safari Braid


6. The Braided Updo


7. The Fishtail Pony Braid

8. The Chain Link Braid to Bun


9. The Mohawk Braid


10. The Side French Braid


11. The Pigtail Braid to Bun


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