Add sizzle to your topknot with a quick, easy accent braid.

Whitney Gaspard
Apr, 20, 2012

Gone are the days of braided pigtails and cornrows. Nowadays, women are rocking braids in modern and chic new ways. Case in point: LaLa Anthony's braided headband which she sported recently on the red carpet.   This small accent was enough to transform her classic topknot into a fresh, modern style.

Whether a french braid, a one-sided Pocahontas braid or worn as an headband, braids are certainly a la modé this season. With a variety of different ways to add pizzaz with plaits, there is a flattering style for everyone!

To keep your braid nice and neat, we recommend using Let’s Jam! Custard Cream Gel, ($4.99, available at beauty supply stores).  This new creamy custard is free of alcohol, mineral oil and petroleum and delivers maximum hold and frizz-control.

Check out how our favorite ladies turned a simple braid into a fun accessory.