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A braid, like a ponytail, can function as a way to keep hair contained, but it also works as a textural element, a way to create contrast. My favorite braided styles mix the twining with straight or wavy strands to enhance and add complexity. This asymmetric look which blends a single side braid with sleek strands creates a beautiful contrast the looks casual yet polished. Learn to create the look in the notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Braided parts tend to feature a single, tiny cornrow that runs perfectly down the center of the head. That look is certainly a stunner, but it’s also limited. If you have curls, don’t look great in a center part, or struggle to create a perfect cornrow, it’s not going to work. The looks pictured here take the plaited part concept in new directions, working with braids big and small, placed side and center, cornrowed and simply plaited, providing options that work for everyone. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

emma roberts side braid

Over the weekend, a very single Emma Roberts appeared for a casual night out in West Hollywood in a super cute casual side braid. This braid is lazy posh girl perfection. It’ll get your hair out of your face and also get you out the door fast, whether it’s for a drink or just a casual weekend stroll in the park. Care to try this look on? Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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windproof

It’s been a brutal winter. Besides tons of snow and icy temperatures, the wind seems to make everything so much worse; not only does it increase the cold, it has the cheek to destroy your whole look. Having a hairstyle that defies wind, at least for a while, can make you feel better about facing the tundra weather. Click the notes for more. –– Kelly Rowe

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