7 Unexpected Ways To Wear Braids As An Adult

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Who said braids were for little girls only? Here, 7 cool ways to sport the hairstyle:

1. Peek-a-boo

We’re obsessed with how Emma Roberts wore this Dutch braid—how chic!

2. Peek-a-boo ponytail

Here’s a nice spin to the low ponytail: a Dutch braid down your center part. Gather the rest of your locks into a sleek, low ponytail, like Lucy Hale.

3. Fishtail crown braid

We often see French or Dutch braids as crown braids, but why not switch things up and do a fishtail braid instead? (P.S. How cool is Emma’s rose gold locks? The color makes the braid pop even more!)

4. Undone braid

Look effortlessly cool by pulling your braid apart—or pancaking!—to get a relaxed feel. Finish everything off with loose waves—next bridesmaid hair idea, yes?

5. Hooped up

Why not incorporate accessories to your braid, like Cristina Aguilera?

6. Glam with pearls

Go all out with your crown braid by adding a string of pearls—like an old necklace—to glam it up a la Rita Ora.

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7. Boho beach babe

Take inspiration from boho queen Vanessa Hudgens. Braid your locks into half-inch sections (like you used to do back in the ‘90s, don’t deny it!), and then finish with a colorful head wrap. Say hello to your new go-to beach hair ‘do!

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