• Braids, once considered a youthful hairstyle, are trendier than ever, thanks to the celebs who wear them on the red carpet every chance they get. They also have another purpose: Keeping hair cute on an otherwise bad hair day. Check out these pretty braids to find your next major hairstyle. 

    Nina Dobrev
    The "Vampire Diaries" actress showed off a side fishtail braid at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. The messy texture keeps the style from looking too severe. 

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  • Jessica Alba
    This peek-a-boo braid gives the appearance of a half-shaved hairstyle without the actual cut. 

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  • Lucy Hale
    Though you can't tell from the front, the "Pretty Little Liars" star is rocking a serious braid in back...

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  • It looks like a cross between a waterfall braid and a fishtail braid. 

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  • Maria Menounos
    The TV host opted for three small French braids in place of one big braid. 

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  • Kate Bosworth
    The blonde beauty wore a braided updo

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  • A Heidi braid hidden under another Heidi braid wraps around her entire head.

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  • Lucy Liu
    The "Elementary" actress showed us how to make braids elegant. 

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  • Giant braids wrapped around each other to make a gorgeous updo. 

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  • Heidi Klum
    Heidi also experimented with a hidden side braid. 

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  • The French braid continues down to the nape of her neck. 

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  • Paris Hilton
    Paris went for a simple headband braid. 

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  • Shay Mitchell
    The young actress's braid starts loose and gets tighter as it continues. 

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  • Bar Refaeli
    The model wore a classic braided updo. 

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  • The tight braid made a crown around her head.

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  • Cate Blanchett
    From the front, you would never know the actress was wearing a braid.

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  • From the back, a single braid gets tucked up and folded under her hair.

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  • Jemima Kirke Our hair crush kept her Heidi braid messy and chic.

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