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Mix Up Your Look With 10 Braided Updos

Let us guess. Your go-to hairstyle is a simple blow out or the ever-famous ponytail. We get it. Mixing things up in the hair world can be a daunting endeavor. But we’re here to hold your hand and help you take a chance on a braid. Inspire yourself with these 10 updos that are all centered around the simple crossover. With DIY tutorials and step-by-step instructions, you’re sure to find your new daily ‘do.


1. The Perfect Braid Crown: Who knew a hodge podge of braids could look so fabulous? A braided crown is the answer to second day hair. (via Nasty Gal)

2. Messy Fishtail Braid Bun: If you haven’t mastered the art of the fishtail braid yet, there’s no better time like the present to learn. This braid looks gorgeous on its own or pulled up into a bun. (via Style Moca)

3. Loose Braided Updo: This angelic look is perfect for a special occasion, date night or just laying around your house, sipping martinis and looking ab fab. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

4. Dutch Braid Updo: Give yourself some volume with this braided look. By doing an inside-out braid, you give your updo a 3D vibe. (via Hair Romance)

5. Easy Braided Updo: This updo really is one of the easiest we’ve seen. If you can do a simple braid and maneuver a bobby pin, this look can be yours. (via Hair Romance)

6. Princess Braided Updo: Move over Kate Middleton, there’s a new princess in town. (via E Beauty Blog)

7. The Braid Hawk: We dig this edgy, bold hairstyle. When else can a girl with long locks ever rock a faux hawk? (via Hair Romance)

8. Double Dutch Braids Updo: Forget about the center. Focus on the side. This asymmetrical updo is a real work of art. (via Hairstyles Weekly)

9. Side French Braid Updo: Sometimes we forget how much sophistication a simple French braid can add to our look. Achieve this casual look in mere minutes — not even enough time for your arms to go numb. (via Real Simple)

10. Braided Updo: Create the look of a braided headband with this tutorial. You’ll even learn how to give your hair a dreamy, full body look like this gal’s. (via Henry Happened)

Which braided updo are you pumped to try? What’s your favorite way to rock a braid? Let us know in the comments below.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)