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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Braided Ladies

braid jennifer aniston

{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.}

braid kate

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

braid zooey

{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.}


braid whitney

{Whitney Port Opts for a Tousled, Glam Look}


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

braid diane kruger

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

braid molly sims

{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.

 braid smg

  {Sarah Michelle Gellar}

braid jessica alba

{Jessica Alba}

braid sienna

{Sienna Miller}


annie said...

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.

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

Braided ♥ly Post! I always love LC Braided Sytles :) so perfect for this Spring/Summer. Will try out some of these too :)

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

Braided ♥ly Post! I always love LC Braided Sytles :) so perfect for this Spring/Summer. Will try out some of these too :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love this trend, I tried to do it with my hair but didnt work as planned... hmmm, Ill have to work to perfect it :)

ashlina {the decorista} said...

oh yes. i too have been loving me some tinsley mortimer and that fantastic braid.

Unknown said...

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.

Tammy@InStitches said...

How have I not noticed all these braids ? They are really cute.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

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.

paula said...

this or a slight twist has been my go to look lately. keeps the hair out of my face.

Caitlin said...

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.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You have inspired me!
I'm off now to braid my hair for a nice dinner out!

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Such a fun look! Like Miller's, Conrad's, and Aniston's the best.


BellaLovesPink said...

I'm afraid to ask, but could there possibly be a braided headband used to achieve Tinsley look? I wondered too.

Tom said...

Zooey is so cute.

That Girl in Pearls said...

What a fabulous post! I wish I could hire a professional hair braider to rock some of these looks!!


Joi said...

I love this look but can't braid my own hair. : (

Julie Leah said...

I love the braid!! I learned how to braid my own hair just so I could rock this look :)

Joie de Viv said...

Love all these looks! I've been trying to figure our the braiding around the face on myself for years, but just can't seem to do it. I can only manage a simple plait like Blake Lively. Wishing I could do the cool updos or the braid like Diane Kruger.

xx Vivian @

The Iconic said...

So fun! Lauren wears them well.

Nancy@marcusdesign said...

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 :)

little luxury list said...

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.

Unknown said...

one of my very first posts was about braids - they are just so fresh, free, and versitile! - LOVE EM'! <-- about braids


Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

I looooooove Lauren Conrad's version of the little braid in the front. I might try this today!


Celeste said...

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!

Lyndsy said...

Sadly my bangs and hair are too thin to wear the top front braid but I have been sporting the side braid and totally loving it! Great pics!

Marcie said...

Here is how to do the LC braid.

alison giese Interiors said...

I think they are so effortlessly-elegant, especially when done a la Sarah Michelle Gellar. It may take work to look that easily done-up, but it's so worth it!

Lovely B. said...

So many great styles, it's hard to choose a favorite. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere did a great tutorial today

SpryOnTheWall said...

I too love these looks! I just wish I could figure out how to do it :o)

Gina Michele said...

I love braids! I like to keep mine on the messy side with a few loose strands falling out around the face. Plus they're a lifesaver when you're growing out bangs =)