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Ciara, Chrissy Teigen and More Stars Make the Case for Pre-Summer Crown Braids


We’ve already let you in on Hollywood’s biggest hair trend of the season (French braids!), and we’re about to give you a head start on the next one. Ciara, Chrissy Teigen and Brittany Snow are all sporting messy milkmaid plaits well ahead of music festival season — and all your inspiration is below.

Ciara crown braid
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Ciara nabbed a front-row seat at the H&M show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, where she debuted a “twisted, tribal and frizzy” double crown braid — a style created by Mizani Global Artistic Director Cesar Ramirez.

“I usually always attend Ciara’s fittings — it helps me get inspired and prepare for the looks we will be doing,” he said. “When I saw the look at the H&M showroom, I wanted to play off the fun patterns in the dress.”

Ciara paired the almost-“dreaded” plaits, as Ramierez describes, with a gorgeous gold eye shadow and a matte nude lip, which teamed perfectly with her printed, textured H&M dress, for a look worth copying this weekend.

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Brittany Snow crown braid
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Pitch Perfect 2 star Snow opted for a loose, chunky plait, courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Dennis Gots, for the Vanity Fair and Stuart Weitzman Luncheon in L.A. last week.

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Keeping the focus on the plaited updo, Snow teamed the teased hairstyle (check out that volume!) with a swipe of mascara and a poppy-pink lip for a fresh, wide-eyed look.

Chrissy Teigen crown braid
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And lastly, during a taping of The Chew with Clinton Kelly, mom-to-be Chrissy Teigen paired her ultra-thick, over-the-head braid with face-framing wispy bits, minimal makeup and a big toothy grin, giving us another reason why we wish we were BFFs with the star.

Are you a fan of the crown braid look? Have you worn the style before? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen