Half a Headband BraidSee more of Selena's braids after the jump.
Hollywood has proven that braids are a hair trend that lasts all year long, but the red carpet has been sending us a message: crown braids are in for Summer! In the last month alone, we have spotted a handful of ladies rocking this plaited up 'do. Jessica Stam (above) split her braids down the middle for a halo effect that is fresh and fun, but some other celebrities are taking a more traditional approach. Are you going to take this style out for a spin this season?
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Braided hairstyles are the perfect choice for any occasion for a handful of reasons; they keep your hair off your face, they transition flawlessly from work to the dinner table, and they're incredibly beautiful. But not every plait you pull off needs to be the typical braid we've seen a million times. Need some inspiration? Click through to see some gorgeous celebrity braid inspiration.
Her hair was split into three sections, with both sides slicked down to enhance the texture of the braids that started at the crown of her head all the way to the nape of her neck. Since the spotlight was all on Kate's hair, makeup artist Daniel Martin kept the palette low-key using SK-II Facial Treatment Foundation for a radiant complexion and the lighter shadows in the Dolce & Gabbana Eye Shadow Quad in Femme Fatale (not yet available in Australia) palette. Kate was redefining punk braids with her woven mohawk, but she kept it classy with a polished finish. What do you think of Kate's braided up 'do?
Selena Gomez was playing favourites with her hairstyles last week. The singer was out and about in New York sporting three different plaits, and each style was much different from the last. While performing in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Selena showed off a delicate braid on her scalp, which went gorgeously with her waves. On Thursday, she wore two different braids. She channeled Janet Jackson with a scrunchie and high ponytail on her way to the Late Show With David Letterman but was also seen sporting a loose, boho side braid earlier that day. All three are completely different, but which do you like best?
Braids may seem like a style reserved for the cooler months, but Spring and Summer are prime times to get your plait on. And there are plenty of celebrities to pull inspiration from. Whether they're pairing milkmaid braids with a red carpet gown or a side plait with casualwear, the ladies of Hollywood know how to rock a good braid in the warmer months.
Warm, balmy days call for a hairstyle that will not only keep the hair off your face but take your beach hair to the next level. We're talking about braids. Whether it's over the shoulder fishtail braids, milkmaid braids or side braids, you can easily freshen up your Spring hair by weaving some perfect plaits and texture into your every day look. We've rounded up 20 of the prettiest braids on Instagram for your inspiration.