Street Style: Pretty Plaits

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Braided hairstyles have made a comeback in a major way. Back in the day, we had styles inspired by Poetic Justice and later, "Brandy braids," inspired by teen sensation Brandy Norwood. Today's style stars have modernized the braid in fresh new ways.

From sizzling side plaits to waist-length cornrows, take a look at these beautiful braids we spotted out and about.