25 Inspiring Braids to Try This Spring

Caitlin S. Miller
25 Inspiring Braids to Try This Spring
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We can’t think of a better time to experiment with stunning braids than spring time. Pretty plaits are not only gorgeous to look at, but they’re practical on those breezy days. To serve up some major inspiration for your springtime hair game, we found 25 of the most covetable braids in Hollywood. From buns to top knots, single strands to updos, here are the most inspiring spring braids you simply must try.

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We thought we had died and gone to braid heaven when we saw Amanda Seyfried's French braid cornrows and ponytail combo.

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Liven up a crown braid with delicate florals placed throughout. This look made Julianne Hough appear simply ethereal.

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Looking for a sporty spin? Double up with two French braids a la Karlie Kloss.

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Take a cue from Zendaya and opt for a simple low braid that starts out loose and gets tighter at the bottom.

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Looking to up your half updo game? Try a loose French braid at the crown that tapers off into a normal half updo. We're loving this inspo from Nina Dobrev.

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This look from January Jones is not for the faint of heart. With three Dutch braids this is one killer ponytail.

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We don't know where to start with this look from Olivia Palermo. From the twists and the turns, this is one mound of braids that's a thing to behold.

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Who says you need a headband when you've got a braid to take it's place? We're fawning over this angelic look from Kate Bosworth.

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Looking for a great plait for the gym? Kerry Washington has you covered with this high ponytail that is expertly braided to keep hair out of your face.

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This ponytail full of braids from Rooney Mara not only looks cool, but is super easy to recreate at home. Consider us sold.

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For an update on an updo, we're looking at Laura Whitmore as our muse. Two tiny braids wrapped around her head for a romantic touch.

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We're suckers for waterfall braids. This one from Whitney Port combines our two favorite things: a braid and soft waves.

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With a little bit of volume up top and a full loose braid, this look from Kelly Rowland was simple and chic.

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Although Cate Blanchett's faux bob was the talk of the town, it was the back of her 'do that really caught our eyes. This delicate waterfall braid was nothing short of a hair lover's dream.

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For a simple and elegant way to upgrade your ponytail, take a page from Chrissy Teigen beauty book. The star wore two thick braids, which weaved into her ponytail beautifully.

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Lola Bessis's cornrows were sleek and unexpected—a perfect match for her edgy pink cat-eye.

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Not quite cornrows, not quite a top knot, this edgy look from Rita Ora is a must-try for sure.

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You can't go wrong with a simple, single plaited braid. We're all about this French braid from Hailey Baldwin.

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We can't get over this updated top knot from Cara Delevingne. With two tight braids that swirled into the knot, this look is ideal for the gym!

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Want just a hint of a braid? Try this braided undercut from Priyanka Chopra, who paired her look with a touseled bob.

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Looking for a unique take on plaits? Jennifer Morrison wore this low knotted weave that was just enough messy to add that je ne sais quoi.

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Ciara just schooled us in the perfectly undone braid. This look combines the sleekness of a fishtail braid with the sexiness of bedhead. The result? Gorgeousness.

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Maria Sharapova wasn't afraid to shake things up with this side fishtail braid that blended into her faux bob.

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Talk about crowing glory. This beautiful crown braid from Hilary Duff is perfect for day and night.

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This bun from Olivia Wilde combined Dutch braids and a swirling mass of plaits that must be admired from behind.

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