Award season always means the best updos are being paraded down the red carpet, and this year we're noticing a trend — braids. But this isn't your average side or crown twist; these looks are intricate, complicated, and, most importantly, chic. Amy Adams kicked it off with several small plaits leading up to a chignon at the Golden Globes. Then, everyone was jumping on the trend. Brooklyn Decker, Jessica Chastain, and more are also trying the braided upsweep. Read on to see more iterations of this red carpet trend, and take these to your local salon for party hair inspiration.
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