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We’ve seen a bunch of braided styles on the red carpet, but trifecta of plaits intertwined in low bun – worn to the Estee Lauder Modern Muse event in N.Y.C. – is one of the most unique yet.
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At first glance, the side-parted updo (worn to the Toronto premiere of Don Jon) looks quite simple. But when you check it out from the side and back, you can see the front is sectioned off from the rest of her hair to create that cool swoop effect. And yes, that’s a net to keep the chignon in place.
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Hollywood’s Rapunzel goes for yet another braid. This time it’s a side plait that starts at her part and ends in an undone over-the-shoulder fishtail at the Gravity premiere in Toronto.
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We want to bring a photo of the piecey fringe to our hairstylist, since she totally has us contemplating bangs. She pulls back the rest of her hair into a maze of curls at the Dallas Buyers Club premiere in Toronto.
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You were probably too distracted by crazy crop top to notice the pretty French plait creation wrapped around her head at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.
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The actress goes for a mass of messy-on-purpose, pinned-up plaits in the back and volume at the crown for the premiere of Tracks in Venice.
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This hairstyle, made up of two -esque knots, shaved sides and straight short strands in back, isn’t the most confusing thing did at the VMAs in Brooklyn, but it’s on the long list.
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We wonder if the actress had trouble deciding which hairstyle to choose for the Imagen Awards in Beverly Hills. Because she combines two very different looks – bouncy side-swept curls on one side and a bunch of mini braids on the other – for a surprising hybrid style.
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If only our side ponytails looked this glamorous! Diane amps up the style with a deep side part, a few face-framing curls and a section of hair wrapped around the base, at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s luncheon in Beverly Hills.
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Her dress is all volume in the back, but Lily’s mod hairstyle is all volume in the back, front and well, everywhere. She wears the ’60s-inspired updo with a black ribbon headband at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif.
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We’re calling this the Stegosaurus Pony (and we’re copying it immediately). Nina wears her super-long hair in a fierce tail featuring three lovely lady lumps in the back at the Cosmopolitan Summer Bash in West Hollywood.
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No beauty trend has been more ubiquitous this summer than the messy crown plait (nail art, you’re a close second) and the blonde actress joins the braid brigade with her pretty updo at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif.
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The makes regular ballerina buns look blah with this teased updo consisting of a funky twisted chignon at the Lovelace premiere in Hollywood.
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The braid-bun hybrid (worn to the America’s Got Talent pre-show event in N.Y.C.) is quite the departure from those sexy waves we’re used to seeing on her.
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We know Katniss Everdeen loves her plaits. Turns out, does too. The actress sports a a number of mini braids pulled back into a low bun at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press event in San Diego.
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From the front the actress’s style looks like a basic summery updo, but from the back there’s some serious braid action happening. Nikki sports a messy French with pieces of hair woven throughout at 7-Eleven’s 86th Birthday Party in Malibu, Calif.
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Can’t talk, busy trying to replicate Rapunzel-like braid, which she wears to the FEED USA and Target launch event in N.Y.C. We love how it looks just a little messy from the front and straight-outta-bed-messy (in a sexy way!) from all other angles.
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From bow barrettes to braids! The continues to switch up her hairstyles choosing a skinny tight-to-the-scalp side plait above her right ear at the Zuhair Murad fashion show in Paris.
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We definitely want to crib The Carrie Diaries star’s summer-ready updo featuring a simple hairline braid in the front and a masterful maze of pinned-up plaits in the back, which she wears to the premiere of The Way Way Back in L.A.
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This is the mother of all beehives. has a mod hair moment, pulling her tresses back into a mile-high chignon that looks sleek from all angles at a signing for her new book in L.A.
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We think we found your wedding hairstyle, ! Anna wears a messy French twist with a few strands pulled out to frame her face at the Tony Awards in N.Y.C.
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From the front, it appears to be a basic red carpet updo, but from all other vantage points, the actress’s hair is anything but expected. She wears a maze of pinned-back plaits for The Bling Ring premiere in L.A.
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We were digging Carey’s hair down, but this innovative updo is just so cool. The Great Gatsby starlet wears her strands center-parted and pinned back into into three stacked knots at the Euphoria Calvin Klein event at Cannes.
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The do looks like a basic pompadour from the front, but a closer look reveals it’s a pomp-pony hybrid that she’s rocking at The Great Gatsby premiere in Cannes.
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Considering some of the looks she’s pulled off in the past, we were expecting an outrageous ensemble from Diane at the Met Gala, but the only real risk she took was with her hair, dip-dyeing the end of her ponytail bright pink.
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Every time we see Emmy on the red carpet, she’s rocking a totally new hair and makeup look, and for the Met, she pulls out all the stops, pairing an extreme smoky eye with an intricate braided updo.
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When you’re wearing a custom Gucci gown to the Met Gala, your hair needs to be equally head-turning. goes for a triple-banded ponytail with lots of texture.
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This is one star who fully embraces the Met Gala’s punk theme: Jennifer gathers her hair into a super-cool braided faux-hawk.
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While the rest of the world obsesses over her now visible baby bump, we’re ogling over hair, especially this half-up twisted do with cascading curls, which she wears for a charity event at The National Portrait Gallery in London.
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We almost referred to her as Heidi when we saw the actress at the White House Correspondents Dinner sporting this perfectly done Dutch-braided do.
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From the front, Olivia appears to be wearing nothing but a basic center-parted bun, but she turns around at the Rochas event in Madrid to reveal a muy guay (translation: very cool) intricately braided knot at the nape of her neck.
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There’s something so laid-back and cool about the fact that the wears a messy, half-up (DIY) bun with lots of face-framing pieces on a red carpet (and the red carpet for the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival event no less!).
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The It accessory this season isn’t a bag or a pair of shoes; it’s a braid. Emmy complements her summery outfit at the Saving Tails benefit in Hollywood with an equally easy-breezy messy side fishtail version, pinning back her layers with two bobby pins.
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Always the overachiever, wears not one, but two plaits, pulled back into an undone bun, for an appearance at the Kardashian Khaos store in Vegas.
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We already know why she went red, but perhaps we’ll never fully understand why opts for such an incredibly high topknot, accessorized with a black headband.
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It’s hard to pick our favorite part of the actress’s do at the Oblivion premiere in L.A. We love every aspect of the look equally, from the sideswept tendrils to the low bun and of course, the unexpected braids woven throughout.
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Hey Jennifer, before going to the Coach event to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund in Santa Monica, Calif., did you watch the videos from our trip to a braid bar? Because this looks very similar to the waterfall plaits one editor got.
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You didn’t think we were going to miss the opportunity to study Kaley’s ACM Awards hair from every angle, did you? The unique updo is sky-high in the front, sleek on the sides and tousled in the back.
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Perhaps inspired by sideswept do at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Diane attends the FX Upfront Bowling event in N.Y.C. with one section of hair twisted behind her left ear and the rest pulled over her right shoulder.
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The cuts a deep part then winds her fiery hair into a low messy knot at the Hollywood premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
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What’s needed to get Kids’ Choice Awards do, a side-swept style (which is perfect if you’ve lost one earring, but still want to show off the other)? Apparently nothing but a few bobby pins.
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Man, do we wish we were Emmy Rossum. Not just so we could attend this L.A. Target event celebrating the release of new album, but also so we could give others hair envy with this perfect, shiny French braid.
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Next time we hit up a braid bar, you can bet at least one editor will get this plaited do, with its uneven part and messy face-framing tendrils, which wears to the Hollywood Spring Breakers premiere.
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Plans for this weekend: Learn how to create this ribbon fishtail braid, which the actress wears with her signature thick bangs to a Joe Fresh for JCP launch event in New York City. (We especially love that the ribbons coordinate so perfectly with her dress!)
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Great (hairstylists’) minds think alike. At the same JCP event in N.Y.C., Stacy also wears a fishtail over her left shoulder, though this one is looser and has an undone, sexy feel.
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You’ve never seen a fishtail braid like this before! makes the plaited style feel fresh by wearing it as part of a half-up do, and adding lots of volume at the crown, not to mention a cool purple streak.
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