• Zoe Saldana Zoe's classic milkmaid braid is positioned slightly farther back on the head, which makes it look more subtle and grown-up. Read more: 21 Gorgeous Braided Hairstyles
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  • To create a similar look, make a simple side braid and wrap it around the head, securing with pins.
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  • Julianne Hough For a different take on the look, get creative with your braiding style.
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  • Julianne's pinned-up 'do incorporates tons of extra twists in both front and back to give her braid an unusual pattern.
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  • Florence Welch For a glamorous Bohemian twist, dress up your braided updo with a gold chain headpiece (or repurpose a necklace from your jewelry box).
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  • Leave loose tendrils around the nape of the neck for a romantic look that isn't too "done."
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  • Charlize Theron Before she chopped her long hair, Charlize sported this wraparound plaited style.
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  • This adventurous look begins as a side braid and ends in a braided bun on the opposite side.
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  • Kate Bosworth A textured braid can help a fancy frock feel more casual.
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  • To get Kate's rough finish, dust hair with a powder texturizer, such as L'Oréal Professionnel True Grip ($16.50, lpsalons.com), before braiding. Finish by using an old toothbrush to loosen tiny hairs.
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  • Katy Perry Notice the glint of gold in Katy's dark locks? A gilded accessory gives this look a regal polish.
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  • Dianna Agron A fishtail braid gives Dianna's updo a goddess-like aura.
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  • Loose wisps around the hairline and neck make this look laid back.
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  • Emma Watson Emma's style looks like any classic updo from the front.
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  • From the side, it's a collection of tiny twisted braids that are a great example of how to make a braided updo work on medium-length hair.
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  • Jennifer Morrison This 'do looks like a classic braid crown, but there's a smaller braid interwoven on one side.
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  • Chloe Moretz This beachy, brushed-back look is gorgeous with low-key makeup.
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Top 10 Braided Updos


Top 10 Braided Updos

There's a reason this look is trending on the red carpet.

We love braids. We also love updos. When combined into one look, they’re what we like to call “unstoppable.” Check out our top 10 braided updos, plucked right off the red carpet.

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