Bad Hair Day? Here Are 12 Pretty Braids to Turn To

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Bad Hair Day? Here Are 12 Pretty Braids to Turn To
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Braids may add to a pretty formal undo, but their value goes way beyond bridal parties and red carpets. They also make the all-time best bad day hairstyles. Frizz, fly-aways, and even the evidence that you forgot to shampoo are all hidden within plaits, unbeknownst to anyone around you. Next time your tresses refuse to cooperate, just turn to one of these celebrity-inspired braided looks for an easy fix.

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We love this side fishtail braid worn by actress Nina Dobrev—the messy texture keeps the style from looking too severe.

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This peek-a-boo braid on Jessica Alba gives the appearance of a half-shaved hairstyle without the actual cut.

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Though you can't tell from the front, "Pretty Little Liars" actress Lucy Hale is rocking a serious braid in back...

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It looks like a cross between a waterfall braid and a fishtail braid.

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TV host Maria Menounos opted for three small French braids in place of one big braid.

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Kate Bosworth's braided updo is pretty in the front, but just wait until you see the back...

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A Heidi braid hidden under yet another Heidi braid wraps around her entire head!

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Lucy Liu showed us how to make braids elegant with this stunning look. Keep clicking for a closer look.

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Giant braids wrapped around each other to make a gorgeous, elaborate updo.

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Heidi Klum also experimented with a hidden side braid.

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When she turns to the side, you'll take notice of the French braid that continues down to the nape of her neck.

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Paris Hilton went for a simple headband braid that you can totally DIY.

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Shay Mitchell's braid starts loose and gets tighter as it continues.

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Model Bar Refaeli wore a classic braided updo.

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The tight braid made a crown around her head.

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From the front, you would never know that Cate Blanchett was wearing a braid.

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But from the back, that's another story! A single braid gets tucked up and folded under the actress' hair.

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Jemima Kirke kept her milkmaid braid messy and chic.

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