The Best Celebrity Braids of 2017

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The Best Celebrity Braids of 2017
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With every year comes a new batch of celebrity hair inspiration and 2017 is no exception. There are a million and one ways to work a braid into your hair, regardless of texture or length. And if this year’s red carpets are any indication, it’s nearly impossible to get bored with the options.

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We’ve watched some of our favorite A-listers experiment with their most daring styles to date and more often than not, the risk had paid off. From the more extreme waist-length braids to old school classics like the french or milkmaid braid, these are the looks that not only ruled 2017, but will probably inspire our 2018 hair goals, too.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz

At this year's Vanity Fair Oscar party, the actress looked radiant in platinum blonde micro braids.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

In September 2017, the singer traded in her signature curls for these technicolor box braids.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne

In March 2017, the model and actress styled her platinum bob into a side braid while perusing Paris Fashion Week.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman

The supermodel embodied the spirit of Coachella when she wore these rainbow braids to the annual music fest.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood

In May, the actress' teal braid stole the show during a "Westworld" panel.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Eva Marcille
Eva Marcille

In June, the model and "America's Next Top Model" winner's floor-swept braids won the BET Awards red carpet.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Gigi Gorgeous
Gigi Gorgeous

For the June 2017 Hollywood premiere of "Spider-man: Homecoming," the beauty expert fashioned her blonde strands into a chic fishtail braid.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Halle Berry
Halle Berry

In September, the Oscar winner stepped out in this beautiful braided ponytail at the Toronto Film Festival.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

The supermodel opted for a ponytail with braided details while promoting her Tommy x Gigi fashion line during Paris Fashion Week's spring 2018 season.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Issa Rae
Issa Rae

In June, the actress looked anything but insecure in this intricate updo at the BET Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Laverne Cox
Lily Collins

The "To the Bone" star hid a tiny braid inside her regal updo for the Golden Globe Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Jhene Aiko
Jhene Aiko

In April, the singer wore waist-length box braids to the  Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde

The actress' braided updo was a perfect choice for the annual Academy Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Justine Skye
Justine Skye

In March, the self-professed "purple unicorn" celebrated her Forever 21 collaboration in vibrant purple braids.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller

For the February premiere of "The Lost City of Z," Miller spiced up her half up, half down style with teeny cornrows.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer

In February, the actress and singer looked red hot in jumbo braids.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Kate Gorney
Kate Gorney

The red-headed actress fashioned a braid into her wispy updo for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Wonderstruck."

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox

In January, the "Orange is the New Black" star celebrated the SAG Awards in this picture perfect fishtail braid.

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Kesha
Kesha

In September, the singer looked effortless in classic pigtails for the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

The supermodel served jumbo braid goals at the CFDA Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

The rapper kicked off the New Year in the teeny, waist-length braids, styled into a high side ponytail.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga

For this year's Met Gala, the "Loving" actress slayed the red carpet in straight back cornrows.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Serayah
Serayah

In April, the "Empire" star hit the red carpet in wavy box braids, which she styled into a high ponytail.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Skai Jackson
Skai Jackson

The Disney star looked all grown up in a braided updo for the March premiere of "Power Rangers."

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles

The "Cranes in the Sky" singer shut down New York Fashion Week's spring 2018 season in platinum blonde braids.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross

For the SAG Awards, Ross posed for cameras in a lengthy mermaid braid.

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STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Yvonne Orji
Yvonne Orji

The "Insecure" star beamed in a milkmaid braid for the NAACP Image Awards.

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Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha

In May, the supermodel posed in a braided do on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

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Jasmine Sanders
Jasmine Sanders

The model remixed the top knot with this fishtail variation on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

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  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Zoe Kravitz
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Alicia Keys
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Cara Delevingne
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Chanel Iman
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Evan Rachel Wood
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Eva Marcille
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Gigi Gorgeous
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Halle Berry
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Gigi Hadid
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Issa Rae
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Laverne Cox
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Jhene Aiko
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Olivia Wilde
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Justine Skye
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Sienna Miller
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Keke Palmer
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Kate Gorney
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Laverne Cox
  • Kesha
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Naomi Campbell
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Nicki Minaj
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Ruth Negga
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Serayah
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Skai Jackson
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Solange Knowles
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Tracee Ellis Ross
  • STYLECASTER | Celebrity Braids 2017 | Yvonne Orji
  • Coco Rocha
  • Jasmine Sanders

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