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7 Unexpected Ways To Wear Braids As An Adult

Serious hair inspo here!
PHOTO: Instagram/emmaroberts

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.

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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!)

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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?

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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.

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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