We’re going to make a bold statement right now: Braids will never, ever go out of style. From fat, dramatic crowns à la Iggy Azalea to the wispiest of side plaits, there’s something about a good, solid braid that transcends time. The current braid celebs are favoring? A casual, low-key side braid. The beauty of this braid is its versatility—you can fatten it up and add volume, slick it down and keep it tight, or, as Poppy Delevingne shows, dress it up with a chic little accessory. Now, who wants to braid each other’s hair?
Keep scrolling for eight celebrities who are fully embracing the side braid!
The 50 Shades of Grey star gathered her strands into a wispy side braid and let face-framing strands hang out. Paired with a fresh face, long lashes, and red lip, this is how we want to look on a blustery winter day, always.
We like that Cameron Diaz’s side braid peeks out below her layers, almost like a (very well-executed) afterthought.
Leave it to Chrissy Teigen to pull off an undone, boho braid that unfurls halfway down. We dig.
What pairs well with an undone side braid? A super-deep side part, obviously. (A perfectly-flicked cat-eye doesn’t hurt, either).
Byrdie contributor Lindsay Ellingson make a side fishtail look super-romantic with sweeping bangs and loose, undone strands.
This super-sleek, super-tight look is not for the faint of heart—but Megan Fox pulls it off with aplomb, per usual.
Nicole Kidman proves that a loose I-woke-up-like-this side braid deserves a place on the red carpet, too.
Add a chic and festive touch to a sleek side braid by tying it with a black ribbon, like Poppy Delevingne. We think Brigitte would approve, no?
What do you think of the side braid trend? Sound off below!