12 Inspiring Braids to Try, From Punk Rock to Princess
Braids, once so sweet and wholesome, are taking a walk on the wild side this season. Stars like Kristen Stewart and Natalie Dormer are sporting positively punk rock looks while Olivia Palermo and Ellie Goulding have opted for loose and messy plaits that look like they just fell into place. For anyone not interested in jumping on the short hair bandwagon, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to start weaving your hair, above.
Kristen Stewart added two thin cornrows to her signature side swept part at the Sundance premiere of Camp X-Ray. It’s the sort of thing you’d absentmindedly do in the back of the classroom—and she makes it look good.
At a Victoria’s Secret Party in New York, Candice Swanepoel gave her glossy ‘40s waves a modern twist by wrapping a braid across the back of her head.
Model Kyleigh Kuhn sported a thin braid across the top of her head at New York Fashion Week, showing off her newly purple ends!
Kerry Washington looked regal at the NAACP Awards last week. The actress paired a dramatic side braid with her custom Thakoon dress.
The Blonde Salad blogger Chiara Ferragni tucked her side braid behind her ear in Milan, at Phillipp Plein’s fall fashion show.
Ellie Goulding just picked up the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in London, where her undone textured braid struck the right balance between mussed and polished when paired with her pink Vivienne Westwood princess gown.