Braided Ladies

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{Jennifer Aniston rocked a braid at this year’s Academy Awards. The woman has not aged in the last ten years. She looks amazing!}

Last Wednesday, while watching High Society (Please don’t judge me. It’s a total train-wreck and I can’t look away!), I noticed Tinsley Mortimer’s cute little braid. She wears it quite a bit and I was so drawn to it, partly because she rocks it with straight hair. Usually, braids like this are worn with loose, bohemian waves. I almost always wear my hair straight, so naturally,  I gravitated towards Tinsley’s cute look. Since then, I have quickly become braid-obsessed! It makes for a great summer look, doesn’t it?


{Notice how Tinsley’s braid is sort of centered on her head while most of the others sit closer to the forehead. Any tips for getting this look just right?}

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{Lauren Conrad’s hair always looks amazing, so you probably won’t be surprised to find several images of her in this post.}

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{I love that this braid goes all the way across.} braid lc2

{Here, Lauren wears a braid right at the hairline with short, straight hair.}

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{Naturally, bohemian beauty Kate Hudson looks great with a plait in her hair.}

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{Indie cutie, Zooey Deschanel opted for a more polished look here.}


braid blake {The Gorgeous Blake Lively Opts for a Messy, Sultry Look}

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{I love Lauren Conrad’s look here. It’s perfect for anyone who is growing out their bangs.}

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{A Beachy, Bohemian Variation of the Look by Lauren}

braid nicole richie2{Twice as nice? Nicole Richie goes for two braids atop her head.}


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{Whitney Port Opts for a Tousled, Glam Look}


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{Lauren wears a Cute, Side-Swept Ponytail with a Braid}

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{I love the back of Diane Kruger’s hairstyle!}

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{Molly Sims opts for a Sophisticated Ponytail and Braid Combination}


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Messy updos featuring braids have been a popular staple on the red carpet for some time now. They lend a youthful, romantic quality to any look, so naturally they are a favorite among young actresses like Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jessica Alba.

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  {Sarah Michelle Gellar}

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{Jessica Alba}

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{Sienna Miller}

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  1. I also still love the braid! It’s one hairstyle I never get tired of. I noticed Tinsely’s on High Sociey, I watch too, but try not to tell anyone. It’s so bad and I can’t believe I spend 30 min a week watching!! The only good thing to come from the show is her braid and the great nail polish color she is always wearing.

  2. Helena, I’m with you! I keep trying it out, but I can’t get the placement quite right. I really want to figure out the Tinsley braid. Maybe I’ll ask my stylist where I need to start the braid the next time I get my hair cut.

  3. I think braids are so fresh and lovely ~ especially this time of year! My husband loves this look, and I have yet to perfect it. Thanks for sharing some great images….I’ll figure it out sooner than later.

  4. I’ve loved this since LC first started doing it. I just wish I was able to braid my own hair like, I can’t do it for the life of me! Haha.

  5. Lately I have been rocking the fully-across, close to the hair line braid with my hair straightened, and I honestly could not believe how many complements I got!! From random people in the mall! I was quite surprised what a little braid could do 🙂

  6. I love the braided look! Sarah Michelle’s hair was the inspiration for my wedding hair too though I didn’t do the messy thing.

    I think Tinsley’s braid may be a headband – it’s too central and reaches almost too much of her head. Some of those faux hair headbands actually look decent on some though I wouldn’t do it.

  7. I love braids and I definitely have been inspired by LC. I read how to do it in InStyle magazine, and it completely works: about 1″ back from your hairline, grab a 3″ section of hair. Dampen it with water and french braid down as far as you like. If you have thick hair, it might hold on it’s own; the magazine recommended gel to hold it. I have fine hair, though, and I have to use either bobby pins just above my ear, or a tiny little clear elastic. It works like a charm and I always get compliments!