Tiny-ass braids. They might seem like something you do when you’re bored in a morning meeting, but they are actually very on trend at the moment. From the runway to the Grammys, we’ve been spotting these micro-braids all over the place — even though some of them are so small you almost need a microscope to find them. To inspire smaller braid-work, we’ve uncovered 16 pretty little plaits that we’re looking forward to trying out the next time the boss calls a brainstorming session.


1. Braided Bun: Take your topknot to the next level by including mini braids in an upside down French braid. (via Brit + Co)


2. Side Twist Fishtail Braid: According to this blogger, creating this look only takes two minutes. TWO. (via Running on Happiness)


3. Non-Undercut: You don’t have to shave the side of your head to get this edgy hairstyle. A mini French braid will do the trick too. (via Brit + Co)


4. Many Micro Braids: This is exactly what our post-meeting hair usually looks like. Minus the blondeness. (via Glam Radar)


5. Braided Headband: Zoe Saldana’s braided crown is the perfect accessory to this relaxed red-carpet hairstyle. (via Get the Look)


6. Micro-Braids in Braids: Put a little braid in a bigger braid. THE INCEPTION OF BRAIDS. (via Beauty High)


7. Beyonce Bun: Beyonce doesn’t wear her hair in micro-braids all that often… but when she does, it looks freaking fantastic. Of course. (via Black Beauty & Hair)


8. Handband Braid: Truth: Mini braided headbands trump fabric headbands any day of the week. (via Brit + Co)


9. Tiny Crown: Though we find ourselves distracted by this awesome dual lip color, this mini braided crown is a lovely look too. (via Refinery 29)


10. Tiny Braided Ropes: Ropes? More like strings. So cute. (via Libelle Photography)


11. Bed Head Braids: Braids and bed head go together like milk and cookies. (via Runaway on the Runway)


12. Wrapped Fishtails: If one mini fishtail is good, five are better. (via Beauty High)


13. Boho Micro-Braids: This lady manages to make a tiny middle-school-esque braid look amazing. (via C-Heads Magazine)


14. Big Hair, Small Braids: Lots of volume, mermaid tresses and a tiny braid as the icing on the… hair cake? (via Wendy’s Lookbook)


15. Side Parted Mini Braid: Julianne Hough’s double mini braid is quite purdy, no? (via Julianne Hough)


16. Textural Tiny Braids: Little braids can create some interesting texture and show off beautiful highlights as well. (via Free People)

Which look will you try out first? Let us know in the comments.