11 Celeb-Loved Braided Styles To Try This Fall

It's 'plait' to see why this is the hairstyle of the season: These intricately twisted dos worn by Jordana Brewster, Emma Roberts, Brittany Snow and more stars keep you cool but look so hot

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JORDANA BREWSTER

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Inspired by the actress's personal “effortless” style, hair stylist Vanessa Gomez gave Jordana an undone fishtail braid by first spraying Bumble and bumble Surf Spray onto the star's wet hair before blow-drying (without a brush) to create as much texture as possible. Gomez then gave the star a deep side part and, leaving out a few front pieces, French-braided from the crown all the way down to the ends of her hair. The hair guru finished the look by teasing the end of the plait with a comb and secured the tail with a bobby pin — no elastic required.

02 of 11

EMMA ROBERTS

EMMA ROBERTS
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Get ready to bump up your traditional fishtail plait with Emma’s messy, textured do. Celeb hair stylist Nikki Lee softly French-braided two sections of the actress’s hair across the back of her head in a diagonal direction. Below that, she took two more sections and knotted them together, then joined the knot and French braid together with a rubber band. To finish the look, she spritzed on Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to hold the style in place.

03 of 11

VICTORIA JUSTICE

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This braid may just be her “crowning” style moment of the summer! Victoria sported a major plait across her forehead, leaving the rest of her locks down. To nail the look, done by hairstylist Laura Polko, simply divide hair into two sections (top and bottom). Then braid the top half from the back and bring it across your forehead, pulling at the section closest to your hairline to create a messy, undone look. Secure with pins on each side and you’re done!

04 of 11

GIGI HADID

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Take your topknot up a notch this summer with Gigi’s giant braided bun. To replicate at home, simply place all of your hair into a ponytail at the crown and braid all the way down to the ends. Once secured with an elastic, roll the plait into a bun at the top of your head and pin it in place. Now you’re well on your way to supermodel (hair) status.

05 of 11

SIENNA MILLER

SIENNA MILLER
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If you’re looking for a summery way to style your bob, follow Sienna’s lead by taking two small pieces from the front and loosely braiding back to mid-crown. Slightly pull the far left side of each after securing with pins. Add even more beachy texture to the do by taking a 1 1⁄4-in. curling iron to the unbraided hair, and finish with a few spritzes of Olivine’s Love + Salt spray.

06 of 11

MILEY CYRUS

MILEY CYRUS
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For the amfAR Gala, donned two small French braids on each side of her head, creating a glittery Mohawk effect. Get the same edgy look (without taking a razor to your hair) by adding a tight French braid or two along the side of your scalp.

07 of 11

LEA MICHELE

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To pair with her new bangs, opted for a sky-high ponytail braid, created by celeb hair guru Sarah Potempa. To get the look, pull hair into a cheerleader-high pony, secure with an elastic, then braid to the end. Finish by pulling out pieces for a messier style.

08 of 11

EMMA ROBERTS

EMMA ROBERTS
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Forget the flower crown, this summer it’s all about the crown braid – a style that can be worn in an updo, like , or on its own. Need a quick tutorial? It’s easier than it looks!

09 of 11

TARAJI P. HENSON

TARAJI P. HENSON
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Similar to Miley’s side braid situation, Taraji’s tiny twists play up her half updo, featuring a voluminous topknot at the crown. To replicate, section off three small pieces on each side of the head, then simply braid and secure with pins. Pull the rest of the remaining hair on top into a large bun.

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BRITTANY SNOW

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Think French braids are only acceptable on the field hockey team? Let Brittany’s chic side style inspire you to bring back the preppy plait this summer. Once you’ve finished braiding, loosen the braid with your fingers for a piecier, more modern take on he look.

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AMANDA SEYFRIED

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For the days when it s too humid for even a ponytail, try ‘s tightly twisted double French braids. To nail the do at home, once you’ve finished the center-parted plaits and wrapped elastics around the ends, simply roll each braid into a small twisted bun and secure with pins. Then spray with extra-hold hairspray (to hold the do in place all day), and pair with a bold dress and a sultry smoky eye to channel your favorite Mean Girl.

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