17.05.2022

All the braid hairstyle inspiration and how-to tips you need to pull off any plaited style

Storm Reid’s braided hun takes her style to new heights and is also an excellent way to remove excess weight from your shoulders…

The MET Gala was rife with beautiful hair accessories and styles, but Jasmine Saunders’ (a.k.a. The Golden Barbie) romantic, rose-scattered braid was simply show-stopping.

We love Maya Jama’s chunky, ultra-long plait courtesy of hair stylist Aaron Carlo that Maya wore on set of her new TV show Revolution.

Ariana Grande‘s first selfie of 2018 is ridiculously gorgeous. Ari, who’s teasing the release of a new single, was spotted on her hairstylist’s Instagram with a braided bleach blonde bun (try saying that quickly). The style has been accessorised with pearls and paired with purple makeup.

J-Lo rocked this complex twisted plait creation, captioning her Instagram ‘Veruschka vibes’ as a nod to her iconic hair inspo.

Joan Smalls looked stunning at the screening of ‘American Crime Story’, the model chose to pair her perfectly symmetric cornrows with a feline flick and nude pout.

The VS babes are out to film the ‘Train like an angel’ videos in New York, and we’re loving their braided hairstyles.

Adriana Lima is known for her hardcore boxing workouts and her boxer braids couldn’t be more suited for hitting the gym.

Hailey Baldwin ditched her signature rose gold makeup and ponytail for a natural glowy look and braided ‘do.

We’re girl-crushing hard on Eiza González! This low pony is just gorgeous but wait till you see the braided back…

How gorgeous is this fishtail braid?!

Here’s Solange rocking platinum blonde braids. We’ll never be as cool as her.

Blogger Chiara Ferragni, showing off her romantic plait during fashion week.

Demi Lovato stepped out in a braided ponytail for the premiere of Simply Complicated in LA.

We’re big fans of Elizabeth Olsen’s princess-inspired side braid. Super relaxed yet sophisticated.

Evan Rachel Wood’s ultra cool pastel green plait caught out eye for all the right reasons. We love how she daringly combined the look with an equally-as-bold red lip shade.

Poppy Delevingne’s bleach blonde hair looks excellent styled into these cute plaits – great lipstick shade, too.

The stunning Jessica Hart decided one plait just wasn’t enough, and it paid off! We love this cute ponytail.

Gigi Hadid knows how to pull off a bold look. The model posed with a plaited ponytail, while promoting the capsule collection ‘Tommy X Gigi’ in Paris.

Emma Watson stole our hearts at the London Beauty and the Beast premiere with this romantic updo and makeup.

Fergie went for a badass look with boxer braids and hoop earrings, just like…

Hailey Baldwin nailing her plaited updo, which shows off her oversized earrings perfectly.

Actress, model and activist Emily Ratajkowski looks effortlessly elegant with her hair in a side-swept plait, finished with a simple black ribbon accessory.

Zosia Mamet always looks crazy cool, but this awesome halo braid is one of her best looks yet! We love the golden bronde hue of her locks right now, too.

Wow – we can’t believe how stunning Lily Collins looked at the 2017 Golden Globes. From the bold red lip to her intricate plaited updo, she nailed it.

Sarah Jessica Parker rocked a Grecian-inspired halo braid at the Golden Globes 2017 and accompanied her hair with a smoky blue eye look. Love it.

A sleek take on the traditionally feminine braid, Katie Perry’s twisted, structured pony absolutely gets the GLAMOUR stamp of approval.

Jaime King continues her love affair with braids, showing off a modern, tie detail braid in this winning red carpet look.

Kendall Jennerhit up a basketball game and chose the perfect, fuss-free hairstyle. Wait until you see her plaits from the back….

… Yep, these look so great!

Jess Glynne always looks super cool and this look is no different! We especially love those double braids.

We adore Chloe Sevigny’s cute double plaited hairstyle…

… she accessorised the look with some cute hair ribbons and large earrings. We’re definitely going to be trying out this style!

How stunning is Vanessa Hudgens’ halo braid?! She completed the look with some pretty red flowers in her hair and gorgeous rose gold eye makeup.

Drew Barrymore rocks a simple side loose plait like a total pro.

Chiara’s braid is dreamy… we love the loose, messy texture and the pieces of hair left out to frame her face.

We adore Elle Fanning’s cute braid at the front of her hair. It looks even prettier with this striking red lip shade.

Sophie Turner wearing a gorgeous braid is certainly no news, but this is one for the books. Her wavy braid is what boho dreams are made of!

Emma Roberts looks super cool with this one-sided braid. The twists really make her hair colour stand out.

Barbara Palvin was spotted in Cannes sporting the most beautiful plaited hairstyle and bronde waves.

The ever-gorgeous Kiernan Shipka knows how to rock a braid and a side parting. We love her side style, which looks gorgeous from the front, too.

Rita’s only gone and given us serious hair envy. We love this braided ponytail, we can’t tell if we like it more from the front…

…or from the side.

Woah – this is one plait we won’t soon forget! Rita Ora accessorised her spiralled style with lots of pretty pink flowers in her hair.

How gorgeous is this pretty plait which Margot Robbie wore during the press tour for Suicide Squad? It’s a great way to incorporate braids into any length hair.

Sienna Miller’s side plait is the perfect style for a beachy holiday. Naturally tousled locks are ultra pretty when braided.

How pretty is Chanel Iman’s long fishtail plait? A fishtail is an excellent way to make plaits look grown up and chic for a special event.

We love Bella Thorne’s pretty pigtail plaits, which she combined with a bold red lip hue.

Woah – what a plait! Naomi Campbell showed off possibly the longest plait we have ever seen at the CFDA Awards 2016.

How cute are Olivia Munn’s pigtail plaits? We will definitely be trying out this style.

We adore Lily Cole’s gorgeous hair colour, which looks especially lovely in this pretty plait and when paired with this green hue.

Chanel Iman looked stunning at the 2016 amfAR Gala with a pretty updo and halo braid.

We love it when stars get creative with plaits, and Chloe Sevigny’s cool voluminous halo braid really impressed us. Full marks, Chloe.

We’re digging Kaya Scodelario’s awesome fishtail braid, which has been swept to the side. The twisted detail at the top of her head also looks extremely cool.

We are totally in love with Ruby Rose’s epic plait, which sits like a crown on the top of her head. And how gorgeous is the jade green colour, too?!

Brie Larson’s golden locks: obsessed? Us? Absolutely! And just how cute is her little front-braid? This style can work for any hair length, too, making it one of the most versatile ways to incorporate braids.

There’s nothing we love more than a plaited updo, a la Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley. This is definitely a look we’d like to recreate…

… and just look at it from the side, too! Pure plait perfection.

One mermaid plait just isn’t enough for Chiara Ferragni – the star rocked three on the top of her head, along with a matte red lip.

You don’t need to keep your braid in pristine shape – make it messy and textured, like Olivia Wilde.

We love this ultra pretty french braid on Ciara – it’s so youthful and chic.

During the H&M show at Paris Fashion Week 2016, singer Ciara sat front row while rocking this cool messy French braid at the top of her head.

Chrissy Teigen has always been the queen of plaited styles. This messy halo braid is one of our favourites.

Erm, could Olivia Wilde’s plaited Oscar bun BE any better?!

Olivia Wilde, can we have your hairdressers number ASAP, please?

Karlie Kloss wore a bold pink lip shade and some pretty french braid pigtails to the Topshop Unique AW16 show.

Lara Stone opted for a gorgeous side-plait for her appearance at the AW16 Topshop Unique show.

We love how creative this subtle centre-braid is. We barely noticed it at first when we looked at Chiara Ferragni, but once we did we couldn’t stop staring. Cool, right?!

WOAH – when we saw this picture of Olivia Palermo’s incredible messy braid we were totally blown away. The star sat on the FROW during NYFW, and stole the show with her ‘do…

The look is just as pretty from the front!

Princess Olympia of Greece shows you don’t have to go overboard with your plaited hairstyle. Choose a subtle look like this one.

We are crushing hard over Chiara Ferragni’s cute fishtail braids. The look is fun and youthful yet exceptionally chic.

Unicorn braids? Gigi Hadid is certainly on board. This top-of-the-head voluminous style is a fun and fresh take on plaits.

Woah – this braided look from Rita Ora looks complicated and impressive in equal measure!

Katy Perry’s cute double braids and full eye makeup made for a sassy beauty look which we’d love to recreate.

Hailey Baldwin sure knows how to wow a crowd with her gorgeous French braid. We’re not sure what’s more striking: her ‘do or her metallic smoky eyes.

How stunning is this unique braided style Cara wore for the SS16 Chanel Couture show in Paris? We’ve never seen a plait quite like it!

Model Lily Aldridge sure knows how to rock an ultra pretty plait. Her halo braid is elegant and works well with the high-neck red outfit.

Not sure how you feel about Miley Cyrus‘s bold Star Wars-inspired look? You’re not alone! The singer rocked her plaited buns at Netflix’s A Very Murray Christmas Premiere in New York.

Gwen Stefani shows us how to wear a plait with a bit of individuality! We love her unique braided bun along with those gorgeous matte red lips.

Stella nailed the plait trend at the British Fashion Awards. We absolutely love this duo beauty look – preened on one side and edgy on the other. Double. Trouble.

WOW! Blake Lively’s incredible unique plait totally blew us away here at GLAMOUR HQ. And this was a look she rocked to go on a hike; prompting us to feel we seriously need to up our hair game.

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