Hot Hair: Six Sexy Ways to Wear Braids

Who says braids have to be boring? These pretty plaits prove that this age-old hairstyle staple is still hot, fresh and fun!

Nicole Marie Melton Jul, 30, 2013

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Porsha Stewart added waist-length extensions to her chunky, over-the-shoulder braid for a head-turning hairstyle that's easy and chic!

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Laila Ali remixed her high ponytail by adding an accent braid around the base.  Get the look by using a tiny section of your loose ponytail hair, braiding it, and securing with a bobby pin. You can also recreate this style using extensions. Create a braid, tie it at both ends, pin in place and go!

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Naomie Harris glammed up her pretty plait by rocking it on the red carpet with a bit of messy edge. When it comes to braids, don't worry about every strand being perfectly in place. Let loose because unstructured braids are in!

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If you love the look of a long, sweeping bang, remix your swoop by adding a braid.  Take your cues from Christina Milian who added a petite plait into her sultry, side-swept locks.

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Tamera Mowry was recently spotted in this fancy braided updo. While it looks complicated to achieve, it's totally simple!  Start with two French braids and pin the loose ends around each other in a circular motion. It's okay to leave it a bit messy—that will only add even more pizazz!

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At a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Dallas, TX, Jennifer Hudson spiced up her side braid with a cute, retro roll.

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