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Click through for nine fresh and functional ways to wear braids this season.
Keeping your bangs out of your face is as easy as a side braid.
Update a basic braid with a colorful ribbon.
This soft crown braid, seen at
's fall presentation, is polished enough for a summer wedding but loose enough for weekend plans.
Use a braid as a headband.
To recreate Kerry Washington's voluminous fishtail braid, add texturizing spray and tease hair at the crown before styling.
Braids add texture to a sleek ponytail.
For a modern take on the milkmaid braid, mess it up!
A whole head of cornrows may not be your thing, but Kristen Stewart proves that just a few can look pretty darn cool.
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Whitney Port's half-up,-half-down look for Coachella was very
Game of Thrones