Pretty but utilitarian headband braids were all over the Fashion Week runways, and they've been the rage among celebrities for months now. But although they might seem like a limited, one-size-fits-all kind of style, there are actually lots of ways to wear the look. Whether you have short or long hair, fine or thick, there's a headband braid that will work for you.
Here we have two trends — braids and "headbands" — wrapped up in one cute little package. Busy Philipps, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Zoe Saldana have sported this fresh, versatile style recently. Make it casually carefree with the addition of a fun ribbon and choppy bangs, or go sleek and polished with tighter, neater braids. If you're feeling a little lazy, you can still wear the look by sliding on a Thick Braidie Headband ($10) from Sephora. However, if you want to use your own hair, get tips from Nicole Richie's stylist.
Over the past few days, it's been chunky side braids aplenty. While various types of braids have been hot for years now, check out how these three women put their own twist on this trend below. Jessica Simpson stepped out for Easter dinner with the family at first wearing this classic French braid, which mysteriously disappeared before she left the restaurant. Drew Barrymore paired her braid with a retro twist and some serious red lipstick while promoting her new film on Live With Regis and Kelly. As for Nicole Richie, she chose a casual wraparound braid with long, heavy bangs when she was out and about in LA. So, tell me. When it comes to these three takes on the braid to the side, which one is tops in your book?
Who would have thought this unlikely bunch would share the same hairstyle? Hollywood stars, Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller, model Carmen Kass and Princess Leia all love their milkmaid braids. Like it or not, this classic updo is back and it's cuter than ever.
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