Are you hunting for your new hairstyle? Look at the braid! Easy hairdo with little care, braids will hold your hair out of your face and make you look beautiful as you’re doing it. Celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Lucy Liu are all fans — and if these red carpet snaps prove something, they’re the ultimate hairstyle.
If you’re aiming for something low-maintenance and casual or a braided updo for a special night out, braids fit on nearly every reason (including certain days when you decide to get your daughter’s hair finished before school starts). From traditional French braids to defensive styles that fit well for natural hair like boxing braids, here are some of our favorite braided hairstyles.