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completely reinvents the fishtail braid with her knotted/swide-swept bun concoction at the premiere of Irrational Man in L.A.
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The actress’s look at the premiere of DIRECTV’s Dark Places in L.A. had every PEOPLE Style editor obsessing over the most summery look of the season, thank to her perfectly pleated, pale pink Dior dress, complemented by her perfectly plaited braids.
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A newly-pixied Greta proves romantic braids aren’t just for Rapunzel-like locks! Just check out her wrap-around strands at the Mistress America premiere in L.A.
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We’re not exactly sure what to call this braided mash-up (which Alyssa wore to sign copies of Hacktivist Vol. 2 in Manhattan Beach, California) but we will say it looks like an awfully good hairstyle for sticky, humid days.
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Is this the summer of the braided bun? twists her bangs back and sports an intricately plaited knot Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Bash in San Diego, California.
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The actress stepped out to the Ted 2 premiere with bangs pulled back into cornrows and collected in a knotted, low pony, and echoed the do with a matching one-shoulder design on her black mini dress.
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Tired of chignons? Or updos? Or ponys? Try Amber’s teased fishtail braided loop (yes, loop!), accessorized with one silver hoop by Melissa Kaye Jewelry and a Melinda Maria arrow earring worn to the Magic Mike XXL London premiere.
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French twists aren’t just for long hair! Emilia gives the chic style a short-haired variation with a teased half -updo for the Terminator: Genisys Hollywood premiere.
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Tina, we need all your secrets for getting such a tidy (and gravity-drying) updo. It would look killer for our next black tie wedding!
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Floral crowns? Leave ‘em at Coachella. braided headband is a fitting look for a summer polo match (she’s at the 8th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic).
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The Entourage star’s updo for the L.A. premiere is the perfect summer style for anyone with curly hair. It’s twisted all the way up the back and brings mega volume in front. Bring it on, humidity!
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Rooney wears tightly-twisted knots – a perfect juxtaposition to her soft white halter dress – to the Carol premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
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just found the perfect summer braid for short hair, plaiting her bangs back halfway and keeping the rest of her hair wavy at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.
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If you’re ever stumped on how to take your messy bun style from the gym to, say, a gala, then perfectly undone chignon at the Global Gift Gala in Paris is your answer.
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Camila’s tight bun (with mega volume in the front) ensures all eyes are on her plunging Gabriela Cadena gown and major Lorraine Schwartz custom-made jewels at the The Sea of Trees premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
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The actress pairs the most perfect hairdo with her shimmery Prada halter dress at the Cannes The Sea of Trees premiere: clipped-back, wavy strands that give a new meaning to the phrase “hair envy.”
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The actress’s strapless Atelier Versace gown at the Carol premiere was one of those stop-and-stare moments that almost prevented us from noticing her piecey updo.
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The accentuates the elaborate bodice of her silvery mermaid-cut Lorena Sarbu gown with what looks like a simple updo from the front, but really has an elegant twist with pretty knotted detail from the back, at the ACM Awards.
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Consider Lindsay’s piecey bun the perfect look to recreate for the upcoming spring wedding season. She let a few wavy, face-trimming locks fall in the front, but secured the rest in a braided and twisted low chignon at the TIME 100 Gala in N.Y.C.
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Emmy knows there’s no better way to celebrate the launch of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection in N.Y.C. than by wearing a tropical-hued shift dress and retro-inspired hair. (She also knows how to pull off the perfect “poof” – by curling the ends of her shoulder-length locks and adding mega volume all around.)
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The blew us away in her plunging electric-blue Stella McCartney sheath at the premiere of A Little Chaos in London, but her elegant twisted updo was just as stunning.
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Anna wears an intricate wrap around French braid, showing off her two-toned dress and bold pink lip at the Veep Season 4 premiere in N.Y.C.
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Amanda may be wearing a bold, abstract print, but nothing can distract us from her major french braid moment at the premiere of While We’re Young in N.Y.C. (And just like her Valentino dress says, we “love” the back view!)
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Bye, Betty! January celebrates the finale seven episodes of her hit series at the Mad Men Black & Red Ball in L.A. with her newly pink do in an elegant twist.
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For the Michael Kors show, Allison went simply pretty from the front and surprising from the back. Stylist Rebekah Forecast achieved the look by flatironing Allison’s hair, then using Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray before braiding a fishtail plait down the back. A leather bow over the elastic was the finishing touch.
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“Go bold or go home” seems to be the supermodel’s style motto these days. Cara hid her brand-new undercut under a voluminous ponytail to pair with her signature smoky eye and leather dress at the at the BAFTA Tea Party.
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To match her delicate pale pink beaded minidress, Bella needed an equally feminine hairstyle, like this relaxed chignon, to complete her look at ELLE’s Women In Television party.
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The took a risk in her ruffled Chanel number that has us divided, but one thing we all agree on? How much we love her elegant halo braid chignon, pinned with a sparkling feather accessory.
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To go with her Grecian-inspired Michael Kors cutout number, the Into the Woods looked absolutely ethereal with a crown French-braided updo. “She wanted to look fresh and young,” hairstylist Laini Reeves said about her updo, which she achieved with the help of Serge Normant “Dream Big” volumizing spray for Birchbox.
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If you’re hairstylist, you’ve got to get creative when it comes to styling a bob. Luckily, the brains behind her Golden Globes look, Mara Roszak, knew just what to do: a twisted bobby pin-adorned style to help show off her red dress and multiple earrings. (Key to keeping everything in place? L’Oréal Paris Elnett hairspray!)
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Debuting new honey blonde highlights on the red carpet, Camila styled her freshly colored tresses in a teased updo to pair with her blush-colored Monique Lhuillier gown, bold brows and oversized purple jewels.
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While the jury is still out on bold custom Mary Katrantzou metallic purple-and-navy raffia design, the Scandal star’s shimmery eyes, dewy skin and twisted chignon has us obsessed from every angle.
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Sure, Kate’s ever-present wavy blowout is a stunner (and appropriate for all occasions). But this elegant side-swept updo for the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner in N.Y.C. perfectly complements her gorgeous emerald earrings and her favorite Jenny Packham gown.
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What hairstyle makes a statement – but doesn’t attract too much attention from your extreme cleavage? A super-sleek oversize topknot like the flaunts at The British Fashion Awards in London.
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In other British Fashion Awards hair news: sports an extremely posh chignon-meets-French-twist hybrid.
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Having a bad hair day? Steal tress-taming trick by weaving strands into braid-buns, then topping them with a trendy headband like she does at the ARIA awards in Sydney.
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To prevent her updo from looking too stuffy at the American Music Awards in L.A., has a few loose strands pulled out from her bun.
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The most modern way to wear side-swept waves: Sleek on top and soft on the bottom à la Anna’s strands at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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If you have an adorable bird tattoo like Sarah, there’s only one way to flaunt it. Okay, sure, there are plenty of ways, but we’re personally really partial to this super-straight pony she flaunts at a Hollywood Foreign Press Association event in West Hollywood.
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At the L.A. premiere of Wild, the flaunts a chignon with a twist – literally! Her strands are wrapped into an elegantly knotted, S-shaped bun.
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Our Style Council member selects a romantic, fairytale-inspired crown plait accessorized with a draped metallic chain at the Big Hero 6 L.A. premiere.
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For a short-haired (half-buzzed) girl, Kelly is getting very creative with her coif lately! At the 2014 Emery Awards in N.Y.C., her style looks like a pompadour in the front but is actually a zig-zag braid along the side and back.
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The star sports a super-edgy cornrow-braided half-up style (that flaunts her matching graphic black liner and earrings) at The Homesman premiere in Hollywood.
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While serving as husband hottest red carpet accessory on the Interstellar promo tour, Camila is giving us some serious hair envy at the same time. The style topping our list? This slicked-back braided bun, worn to the Hollywood premiere.
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Pretty in the front. Party in the back. That’s how we’d describe the actress’s updo (seen here at The Theory of Everything L.A. premiere), which features a weave of mini twists pinned into a bun.
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From the front, Sienna’s hair at the Foxcatcher screening in London looks like your typical romantic milkmaid braids – but check out the side and back to see that the plaits are revealing an edgy undercut.
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The actress gives a classic French twist a modern update by keeping her strands wispy, textured and voluminous at the ASCPA cocktail party in Bel Air, Calif.
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There are three reasons we love this side-swept updo on Hilary. From one angle it looks like a throwback finger-wave bob, from the back it’s a sleek chignon and the front has that trendy exposed bobby pin thing happening. She’s sporting the style for The Academy Hosts Hollywood Costume Private Luncheon, but we’ll wear it to hide a bad hair day!
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The actress’s Inherent Vice N.Y.C. premiere hair – tightly-woven, double French braids that meet at the nape of her neck – looks extra-cool thanks to her new red hue.
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The hair chameleon updates short crop by adding asymmetrical layers and enhancing the rich brown hue. Her tousled texture and face-framing pieces make the cut look edgy and feminine all at once.
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The wears not one, not two, but three hair looks to The Limited Scandal Collection launch event in N.Y.C.: It’s a twisted-back style, a loose fishtail and finally, a single micro-braid. What does it all add up to? A 100% cool do.
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Romantic is the first word that comes to mind when we look at this photo of the teen star, who flaunts a textured fishtail-braid crown (yes, those two styles can be blended) to the amFAR Gala in Milan.
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What looks at first to be your everyday updo head-on is actually two French braids woven into a chic top knot, seen on during a visit to the SiriusXM studios in N.Y.C.
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The Gone Girl star edges up what appears from the front to be a simple chignon thanks to intentionally visible hair pins, a raked-back texture along the crown and of course that buzzed undercut.
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The proves that short-haired babes can rock updos, too. Her strands are teased from the hairline to crown then pinned in the back to create an edgy Mohawk-meets-French-twist style (seen at an album release party in L.A. for her DWTS pal Mark Ballas).
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From the front, Emily’s do looks simple, but when she gives us a side and back view at FOX’s Fall Eco-Casino party in Santa Monica, Calif., we see that she’s sporting an intricate twist of just-messy-enough plaits.
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Offering up another playful spin on plaits, Bella flaunts two French braids woven into one mega-tail (plus plenty of volume thanks to a twist on top) at the Jeremy Scott show during New York Fashion Week.
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The young star is ready for #ThrowbackThursday! She kicks it old school by adorning her voluminous high bun with what appears to be a cord from a landline telephone. She finishes the look by center-parting her long bangs at the Hall of Game Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
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This hairstyle is twisted – literally. The wears her hair in a deep side part, rolled at the nape of her neck and held in place with a delicate gold clip for the Noah premiere in N.Y.C. (And we totally give you permission to vote for the second angle for the sole reason that her ear cuff is visible in it.)
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Brides-to-be, are you paying attention? The updo is classic and simple from the front but feels really special from behind, thanks to the flawless Dutch braid she shows off at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiere in Beijing.
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The actress’s hair is suffering from split personality disorder … and we like it! She sports what looks like a basic pony with loose tendrils on one side, but the left half of her do is made up of three braids, seen at the Rebels With a Cause Gala in Hollywood.
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The never shies away from a fashion risk – or, in this case, a hair challenge. She adds some edge to her side-swept style with a handful of oversize pins for the Noah premiere in Madrid.
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These braids look straight out of the Game of Thrones beauty trailer. The actress styles her fiery red hair into a maze of plaits at the Nymphomaniac: Volume I screening in N.Y.C.
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This Emilia Wickstead gown required a hairstyle that showcased its high-neck and dramatic open back. That’s why stylist Renato Campora gave the Girls star a super-sleek, side-parted updo-meets-faux-bob.
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This trendy style is really hard to pull off, but that doesn’t stop actresses from giving it her best shot. The Trophy Wife star is the latest one to attempt the slicked-in-the-front look.
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The may have changed for the afterparty, but she stuck with her original hairstyle, which featured lots of height at the crown, face-framing pieces and a giant bun in the back that had us craving a glazed donut.
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We can always count on this style star to do something unique and cool and her look at the Vanity Fair party was no exception. She sported a single headband plait with several looped braids in the back.
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The Being Mary Jane star rarely wears her hair up on the red carpet, let alone in such a sculpted style. But we’re glad she did since those gorgeous green statement earrings deserve to be seen.
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So many updos in our 360º hair gallery are amazing wedding inspiration, and this one’s at the top of the list. Between the pretty texture, undone bun and loose pieces, it’s pretty much textbook bride (in a good way!).
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From the front it appeared that the star was going for a faux bob (albeit a lopsided one), but when she turned to the side, you could see that her hair was actually gathered into a very loose side bun.