Roughed up texture adds edge to Lucy Hale’s over-the-shoulder side braid. Want to try it? Weave a loose braid and rub with your fingers to create imperfections. Employ an opened bobby pin to loosen small pieces throughout the braid’s length.
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Add oomph to an updo by creating a braided topknot like Nicole Richie’s. Gather hair into a high ponytail, braid the tail and secure with a ponytail holder. Then coil the plait into a knot at the crown of the head.
Kate Mara’s Emmys hairstyle features the best of both worlds: a braid paired with long, cascading waves. To get the look, side part hair and weave the larger section into a waterfall braid. Create a bun in back, leaving the side of the hair loose to frame the face.
Another idea we love: Kirsten Dunst added an actual headband to her milkmaid braid. Her accessory came straight from the Dolce & Gabbana runway, but any embellished band will help you create an equally romantic effect.
…where not one or two, but four individual braids come together to create this intricate pattern. The good news? This one’s actually easier to recreate than it looks, as you can see in our how-to breakdown.