The braided updo is the perfect summer hairstyle. Throw it up on your way to the beach and it will prevent that frizz from showing that loose hair can suffer from in the sun. Heading to a garden party or BBQ? Just add a pretty dress and sandals to a braided hairstyle and you’ll be instantly ready. These 10 stars have even added a braided hairstyle to their red carpet look, proving just how versatile and pretty it can be. Feminine and carefree, a braided updo can be created in many different ways and these stars have all crafted their own. From fishtail plaits to delicate crown styles, there is loads of way to adapt and experiment with braided updos.
The braids could simply just cross at the back, or be just a side feature of a pretty bun, adding more detail to a simple look. Many stars opt to keep their beauty look natural when rocking a braided style, so stick to natural glowing makeup or add just a red lip to a fleshy colour palette to make sure there isn’t too much going on. Take your inspiration from the 10 looks we’ve put together below: the idea is limitless as they each demonstrate, so have fun and create your own!