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.