Jan 08, 2018
10 Celebrity-Inspired Braids for Medium-Length Hair
Braids are all the rage, and it's easy to see why. Celebrities with medium-length hair like Chrissy Teigen, Beyoncé, and Lea Michele continue to prove that plaits of all kinds work on the red carpet and in everyday life. With a little inspo, you can dress them up or down, depending on the vibe you’re after. Read on to see 10 celebrity-inspired braids made for medium-length locks. (Photo via Getty)
Hidden Braid: A tiny braid that starts next to the ear brings subtle flair to a basic ponytail for a medium-length mane. Beyoncé’s barely there plait makes you look twice in a good way. (Photo via Angela Weiss/Getty)
Tousled and Sideswept: Chrissy Teigen’s intentionally messy side braid is the picture of tousled style. Let those wispy pieces do their thing and fall out during the day — they’ll frame your face perfectly. (Photo via Raymond Hall/Getty)
High and Tight: When in doubt, pull your mane into a high ponytail and throw in a braid. Lea Michele opted for a glossy, shiny look, but it would also work with a matte, gritty texture. (Photo via JB Lacroix/Getty)
Off-Center Bun Braid: Take it from Issa Rae: An off-center bun paired with perfectly knotted braids is a showstopping look. The tiny pieces that hang near her ears add even more stunning detail to this ‘do. (Photo via Jason LaVeris/Getty)
Braid Buzz: Hack a gritty buzzcut by pulling back one side of your hair and throwing in a knotted style, like Priyanka Chopra. It totally changes the silhouette of your hair and adds instant pizzazz. (Photo via Paul Archuleta/Getty)
Thick Crown: Kate Bosworth’s thick braid wraps around the crown of her head and under her neck, adding a ton of dimension to her look. For extra oomph, consider gently tugging on each layer to widen it. (Photo via Vincent Sandoval/Getty)
Delicate Fishtail: Opt for super tiny strands of hair instead of thick bunches when layering a fishtail. You’ll achieve an intricate-looking ‘do that’s red carpet appropriate, as shown on Emma Roberts. (Photo via Joe Scamici/Getty)
Halfie Headband: Kerry Washington’s half up, half down hair was elevated with a thick headband braid. Talk about an instant hair accessory! (Photo via Anita Bugge/Getty)
Mohawk French: An edgy, sleek partial French braid looks gorgeous on shoulder-grazing locks (and on Lucy Hale). It’s all about a clean, straight part and shiny strands. (Photo via Todd Williamson/Getty)
Bun Braid: If you’re in a pinch but want to add some style to your medium-length locks, try the oh-so-simple bun braid — Ashley Tisdale is a fan. Put your hair in a low bun, leaving two front sections on either side out, braid them, and then secure at the nape of your neck. (Photo via Michael Tran/Getty)
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