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97 Haute Braided Hairstyles

From Gorgeous Fishtail Fashions to Tribal-Braided Shoots

— May 24, 2012 — Fashion
Braids are a chic way to get your hair out of your face, class up a look, or add a little whimsy to your ensemble. The varying styles have become more accessible to those of us who are not hair stylists. With at-home guides, inspirational how-to photos and cute, simple ideas, braids have become a staple of many girls' looks for the spring and summer.

From Lauren Conrad to Penelope Cruz, icons everywhere prove that braids have hit it big. With prominent features on runways, collections and models, braids are no longer for children. With classic styling, Pocahontas fashions and messy beachy vibes, braids are no longer a generic look.

Some looks take braids to the extremes (braid headdresses, anyone?), while others perfect the art of simplicity. Perfect for the spring or summer, fishtail braids, side braids and messy beach braids are the best solution for the hot weather.
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Lacy Celeb Editorials
Lacy Celeb Editorials
The Vogue US June 2011 Spread Features a Natural Penelope Cruz
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93
Braidy Fashion
Braidy Fashion
The Koshka Mashka Line Ties East and West
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92
Braided Human Hair Bling
Braided Human Hair Bling
The Hayden Dunham 'New Dust' Collection is Rapunzel-Ready
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91
Mirror Image Ensembles
Mirror Image Ensembles
The Erin Fetherston Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Whimsical and Sweet
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90
Big Braided Fashion Models
Big Braided Fashion Models
The Band of Outsiders Fall 2011 Runway Show Features Long Locks
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89
Gorgeous Fishtail Fashion
Gorgeous Fishtail Fashion
The Kelsey Chow by Justin Coit Shoot Features Fabulously Laid-Back Looks
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88
Quaint Country Girl Pictorials
Quaint Country Girl Pictorials
The Annie Gustafsson Editorial by Oscar Correcher is Fresh
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87
Gold Standard Fashion
Gold Standard Fashion
Gilded Accessories Take Center Stage at Spring 2010 Shows
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86
Hair-Mimicking Headwear
Hair-Mimicking Headwear
Riki Tinoza's Hat Collection Series Seems Inspired by 'The Addams Family'
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85
Brilliant Blonde Braid Depictions
Brilliant Blonde Braid Depictions
'Soft Ties' By Ellie Noble Features Floor-Length Platinum Locks
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84
Sporadic Braids
Sporadic Braids
Drew Barrymore's Hairdo at the 'Going the Distance' Premiere
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83
Sizzling Side Braids
Sizzling Side Braids
The Rihanna Side Braid Makes Its Debut Along With Her Fire Engine-Red Hair
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82
Intricate Braid Depictions
Intricate Braid Depictions
The Dreamtime by So Yoon Lym Feature Incredibly Detailed Paintings
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81
Backward Braid Fashion
Backward Braid Fashion
The Ronaldo Fraga SS10 Costume-Like Collection
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80
Vibrant Fabric Braids
Vibrant Fabric Braids
Karlie Kloss in Hermes Spring/Summer 2010 Ad Campaign
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79
Aboriginal-Inspired Editorials
Aboriginal-Inspired Editorials
The Captures for Tengri magazine by Emil Amriev are Breathtaking
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78
Caged Medieval Captures
Caged Medieval Captures
Akiss Paraskevopoulos Presents Stunning Images
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77
Expressive Cosmetic Pictorials
Expressive Cosmetic Pictorials
Feufollet from Factice Magazine Goes from Sultry to Playful
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76
Bulky Blonde Braid Photography
Bulky Blonde Braid Photography
'Nomad's Land' By Tomaas Features Large Intertwined Locks
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75
Spiky-Chic Plaits
Spiky-Chic Plaits
The Local Firm Braid Makes for a Piercing Presentation
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74
Messy Braid Editorials
Messy Braid Editorials
The Eurowoman 'Det Store Mix' Photoshoot Clashes High- and Low-End Pieces
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73
Braided Bandage Shoots
Braided Bandage Shoots
The All Magazine Anais Pouliot Pictorial Presents Shoulder Pads and Plaits
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72
Dollface Nautical Fashions
Dollface Nautical Fashions
Cruisin' for a Brusin' Makes Seafarers Swoon
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71
Multi-Colored Braids
Multi-Colored Braids
M Magazine's 'A Life Less Ordinary' Editorial Stars Cara Delevingne
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70
Adults Playing Dress Up
Adults Playing Dress Up
Vivienne Westwood Gets Odd For Fall 2008
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69
Brilliantly Braided Hairstyles
Brilliantly Braided Hairstyles
The Jeff Hahn for Tatler Hong Kong Presents Countryside Charm
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68
Pierced Coif Accessories
Pierced Coif Accessories
The Aeon Hair Rings are Punk and Futuristic
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67
Antler Updos
Antler Updos
Lena Erysheva's 'Dear Deer' Features a Vunerable Female Fawn
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66
Accessorized Hair Editorials
Accessorized Hair Editorials
Leah by 35mm Expresses Emotion in the Treamtment of Tresses
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65
Colorful Surf Femmes
Colorful Surf Femmes
The Elle Greece Summer 2010 Issue is Color-Clashing
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64
Sequined Power Frocks
Sequined Power Frocks
Blake Lively in Balmain Authoritative 'Paillette' Dress at Emmys After-Party
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63
Delicate Desert Shoots
Delicate Desert Shoots
Chrystel Plischke-Livolsi Styles for News Exklusiv with Vigor
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62
Free-Spirited Photoshoots
Free-Spirited Photoshoots
The O'Neill Holiday 2011 Lookbook Features Native American Styles
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61
Messy Braid Editorials
Messy Braid Editorials
The Aline Weber Vogue Paris Photo Shoot Features Outlandish Hairstyles
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60
Bohemian Cowgirl Editorials
Bohemian Cowgirl Editorials
The Vogue Turkey May 2012 Photoshoot Stars Rodeo-Ready Aline Weber
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59
Tribal-Braided Shoots
Tribal-Braided Shoots
Heide Lindegren Looks Dazzling for Cosmopolitan US April 2012
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58
Watercolor Fashion
Watercolor Fashion
The Spring Awakening Spread in IT Post Spring Summer 2010 Keeps Things Soft
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57
Western Horseback Editorials
Western Horseback Editorials
The i-D Magazine #319 2012 Arizona Muse Photoshoot is Equestrian
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56
Placid Photo Shoots
Placid Photo Shoots
‘Wishful Sun, Scattered Sea' by Jason Lee Parry Rocks Our Boat
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55
Dark Rapunzel Photography
Dark Rapunzel Photography
Numero Korea February 2010 Shows Fairytale Fashions
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54
Braided Headbands & Bed Hair
Braided Headbands & Bed Hair
Anthony Lloyd's 'Jenni' is a Study in Seduction
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53
Fairytale Nomad Editorials
Fairytale Nomad Editorials
The 'Irish Gypsy' by Emily Soto for En Vie Magazine is Dreamy
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52
Two-Tone Twin Editorials
Two-Tone Twin Editorials
Ieva and Aida Aniulyte Don White and Brown for Twin Peaks in Marie Claire
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51
Braided Bling
Braided Bling
Grau Wal Plaited Hair Jewelry is Brilliant
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50
Bohemian Street Photoshoots
Bohemian Street Photoshoots
The SNC Magazine May 2012 Sekrier Editorial is Whimsical
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49
Braided Bonding
Braided Bonding
Close Companionship Via Self-Inflicted Conjoined Hairstyles
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48
Tress Accessory Advertising
Tress Accessory Advertising
This Iam Haircare Campaign Showcases Your Best Embellishment
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47
Human Hair Gowns
Human Hair Gowns
Dresses Made of Tresses
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46
Braided Hairtography
Braided Hairtography
Anja Rubik Ties Up Her Tresses For Vogue Paris Beauty March 2010
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45
Fantasy Hair Wear
Fantasy Hair Wear
The Online Puppycatmeow Shop With Give You Out-There Hair
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44
Rapunzel Braiditorials
Rapunzel Braiditorials
Restrained Hair and 'Jackets of All Trades' in Vogue
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43
Futuristic Updo Editorials
Futuristic Updo Editorials
The Vogue Germany June 2012 Carolyn Murphy Editorial is Otherwordly
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Pretty Petal-Crowned Portraits
Pretty Petal-Crowned Portraits
Daniel Gurton Captures Garden Goddesses for Vs. Magazine
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41
Laid-Back Fashion Photos
Laid-Back Fashion Photos
The Hoss Intropia Summer 2011 Lookbook is Naturally Beautiful
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Butterfly Eyes
Butterfly Eyes
Ali Charisma Autumn/Winter 2010 at Fashion Week Hong Kong
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39
Earphones Made of Braided Hair
Earphones Made of Braided Hair
Limi Feu S/S 09 Hairphones
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38
Becoming Braid Shoots
Becoming Braid Shoots
This Cover Magazine Editorial Spread is Flirty and Feminine
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37
Couture 90s-Inspired Fashion
Couture 90s-Inspired Fashion
The Black Magazine 'They Reminisce Over You' Editorial is Urban
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36
Multi-Hued Hairitorials
Multi-Hued Hairitorials
Model Natasha Poly Gets 'Glam and Sporty' in Vogue Italia
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35
Blissful Braided Beauties
Blissful Braided Beauties
Vogue Novias S/S 2010 Features a Wonderful Rural Spread
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34
Braided Pompadours
Braided Pompadours
'Jord' by Antonio Andrade Blends Greaser Hair & Little-Girl Chic
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33
Frolicking Park Photoshoots
Frolicking Park Photoshoots
The Nastya Kusakina by Jens Ingvarsson is Pretty and Youthful
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Braided Horns & Tulle Collars
Braided Horns & Tulle Collars
Antonella Arismendi's SokoZine #2 Shoot is Animalistic & Avant-Garde
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Western-Inspired Fashion Shoots
Western-Inspired Fashion Shoots
Glamour Paris April 2010 Shows Exotic Denim Looks
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Summery Seaworthy Photoshoots
Summery Seaworthy Photoshoots
The Flare 'Into the Deep' Editorial Stars Meagan Callen
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Little Girl Braids for Adults
Little Girl Braids for Adults
A New Twist on Hair for Fall
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Ferocious Tribal Fashion
Ferocious Tribal Fashion
Evelina Mambetova in 'Playing Fashion' July/August 2010
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Yodeling Alp Girls to Promote Dairy
Yodeling Alp Girls to Promote Dairy
Heidi Klum in “Who's Got Milk?”
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Forest Fairy Photography
Forest Fairy Photography
Nea by Vivienne Mok is Romantically Innocent
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25
Splashy Sporty Shoots
Splashy Sporty Shoots
The Regina Feoktistova How To Spend It Editorial is Playfully Watery
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Seaside Tresses DIY Videos
Seaside Tresses DIY Videos
Cup of Jo's Mermaid Braid Tutorial is Instructive and Eye-Catching
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Sun-Kissed Blonde Beautorials
Sun-Kissed Blonde Beautorials
The Crystal Glynn Modelco Campaign is Fresh-Faced
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Pocahontas Pictorials
Pocahontas Pictorials
Marzia Fossati 'Soul Retrival' Photos Channel Native American Culture
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Plaited Hair Headbands
Plaited Hair Headbands
The Beauty Department 'Crown of Braids' Style is Summer Chic
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Raggedy Ann Fashion
Raggedy Ann Fashion
Louise Ebel Rocks Doll-Like Looks for Lookbook.nu
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DIY Highlighter-Hued Tresses
DIY Highlighter-Hued Tresses
Lauren Conrad Inspires the Kandee Johnson Hair Chalking Video
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Basket-Woven Hairdos
Basket-Woven Hairdos
Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Hair is a Basket Case of Style
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Tie-Dyed Hair Braids
Tie-Dyed Hair Braids
The Free People September 2010 Catalogue is Hippie-Inspired
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Braid Helmets
Braid Helmets
The Jacquelyn Jablonski Vogue Germany July 2010 Spread
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Fairytale Fashiontography
Fairytale Fashiontography
Anja Rubik Looks Pretty in Russian Harper's Bazaar March 201
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Ethereal Fairytale Gowns
Ethereal Fairytale Gowns
Elie Saab Spring Haute Couture 2010 is Whimsical
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13
80's-Inspired Hairstyles
80's-Inspired Hairstyles
Braided Dreadlocks Are Topshop Unique Chic
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12
Hairy Headdresses
Hairy Headdresses
CuldeSac and Studio Marisol Take Hair to its Outer Limits
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11
Pastel-Petaled Photoshoots
Pastel-Petaled Photoshoots
The Aline Weber for Numero #132 April 2012 Editorial is Ethereal
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10
Kids' Hairstyles Grow Up
Kids' Hairstyles Grow Up
Sarah Palin's French Braid vs Victoria Beckham's Pixie
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9
Haute Sport Couture Spreads
Haute Sport Couture Spreads
The Vogue Paris April 2012 Bailey Shoot Displays Stunning Athleticism
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8
Brazen Braids
Brazen Braids
Spring 2010 Hair is All About Milkmaid Braids & Princess Plaits
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Sculptural Afro Shoots
Sculptural Afro Shoots
The Garage Magazine 'Fractal Affinities' Editorial Boasts Masterpiece Hair
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6
Cat-Eyed Cowgirls
Cat-Eyed Cowgirls
The Ymre Stiekema Vogue Germany Shoot Features Fringed Style
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5
Ethereal Spring Editorials
Ethereal Spring Editorials
Brynja Jonbjarnardottir by Antia Pagant for Fashion Gone Rogue is Bold
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4
Double Trouble Beachtography
Double Trouble Beachtography
‘Exotic Summer' in Vogue Korea is Hot, Hot, Hot
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3
Hairy Masks
Hairy Masks
Intricate Braiding & Sculptured Hair Editorial for Vision Magazine
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2
Intricate Couture Tresses
Intricate Couture Tresses
Medieval Models with Woven Hair at the Alexander McQueen SS11 Show
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Desert Dust Lingerie
Desert Dust Lingerie
The Sylvie Malfray Photoshoot With Marloes Horst
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