Braids and updos don't have to be mutually exclusive ideas in the world of hair. Pretty plaits have a place alongside chignons, while box braids can look edgy mixed into an over-the-top bun. Or just take a nod from Kelly Osbourne (above), and braid a ponytail before twisting it into a bun. Talk about a perfect marriage! We've rounded up four more styles that are even sweeter when you add a braid (or many). For instant inspiration, just keep scrolling!
It's the holiday season, which means it's high time we start getting our nails in the festive spirit. So toss out your deep, moody hues of Autumn, and bring in your bright and cheery colors of Winter. That means reds, whites, and loads of sparkles are on our radar, and apparently celebrities are feeling the same way too. Miranda Kerr, with her cherry-red manicure (above), and other stars have been playing around with festive manicures for a while now. But if you're still in need of inspiration, then see what other colors our favorite celebs have been seen wearing when you scroll!
Jessica Biel's Metallic Tips
Rita Ora's Classic Crimson
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Sure, red lipstick is festive, and you can't go wrong with a classic, but these stars are making a case for more moody lipstick hues this holiday season. Hollywood has been taking vampier lip colors, from deep aubergine to glossy maroon, for a spin. For darker skin tones, why not try a deep plum and gold eye shadow combination like Jourdan Dunn, above. Or if you're a little wary, pick up a burgundy lip stain à la Taylor Swift.
See more dramatic lipstick ideas from the red carpet after the jump.
Winter neutrals might seem a little ho-hum, but they're a vital part of anyone's seasonal makeup kit — especially a sparkling brown eye shadow. But instead of just smudging it across your lids and calling it a day, why not use these five celebrities as inspiration? Zoe Saldana (above) is obviously a fan of metallic chocolate, which adds a flattering sheen to the neutral hue, and the shimmering shade seems to be the popular choice amongst other Hollywood stars. Need some more inspiration? Keep scrolling for more celebrities who are nuts over neutrals.
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Some people envy Selena Gomez's chic fashion sense, but we're fans of her penchant for braids — in every style. As she tours the US performing hits from her latest album, she has tried on many different plaits, from the casual side braid to the trendy faux-undercut. One of our favorites is the fishtail she wore before the Late Show With David Letterman, which had a '90s feel (scrunchie included). Check out the different ways Selena has worn her braids this season below.
Half a Headband Braid
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Hollywood has proven that braids are a hair trend that lasts all year long, but the red carpet has been sending us a message: crown braids are in for Fall! In the last month alone, we have spotted a handful of ladies rocking this plaited updo. Jessica Stam (above) split her braids down the middle for a halo effect that is fresh and fun, but some other celebrities are taking a more traditional approach. Are you going to take this style out for a spin this season?
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We're all about updating our makeup kit according to the seasons, but rather than spending money on a beauty haul for Fall, why not repurpose some of your Summer shades for the cooler months? Sure, you'll want to try the vampy wine lipstick trend and classic smoky eye every once in a while, but you don't want too much of a good thing. Recently, Dianna Agron was spotted wearing seafoam eye shadow, proving that pastel shades never go out of style. Check out the other stars we've spotted wearing summery hues despite the chill.
Discover more ways to brighten your mood (and your makeup palette) with pastel and neon hues when you read on.