Stars with side braids

Zoe Saldana

Plenty of celebrities have been seen sporting side braids over the past year. It’s a soft, effortless look that’s perfect for those casual days, but can work for more formal occasions too. Here are some celebrities to inspire your next braid.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s quick party braid is dressed up with a thin headband.

Sarah Michelle Gellar side braid

A French braid along the hairline, finishing with a fishtail braid adorning her shoulder, adds touch of elegance to Lucy Liu’s night out.

Lucy Liu side braid

Star Trek star Zoe Saldana completes this look with some soft curls and an outfit-matching ribbon.

Zoe Saldana side braid

Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros keeps it fun with a messy, textured braid.

Ana Beatriz Barros side braid

Diane Kruger’s beret adds a touch of autumn chic to her soft, wispy braid and looks great if you’re having a bad hair day.

Diane Kruger side braid

Have you tried side braids? What do you think of the look?

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