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how to braid hair: four looks for every occasion

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    There’s no denying it: the braid is officially one of the biggest hair trends to emerge in the last year. Whether you’re going casual or have a cocktail party to go to, there is a romantic and intricate braid for every occasion. Here are our favourite looks seen on celebrities.

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    Katy Perry

    The gold band lends a rich feel to the braided look and is perfect for a wedding or a cocktail party. To pull off this look, split hair into two vertical sections, creating two French braids and then fold them over each section, encircling the whole head.

    Glow recommends: Dove Style+ Care Frizz Proof Cream Serum

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    Molly Sims

    This is one the simplest and prettiest ways to rock the braid. After blowing out your hair to add volume, slightly tease the roots to add height. Grab a section above each ear, weave to the ends, dragging it across the top and then pinning it in place.

    Glow recommends: Pantene 24 Hour Volume Hairspray

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    Nicole Richie

    A fan of boho chic, it’s no surprise that the star is a huge fan of the look on the red carpet (and off). If you have a bit more time to invest in a braided updo, start by separating one-inch sections on each side and clip the pieces so they’re out of the way. Then, pull the rest of the hair into a low chignon, tucking the ends with a bobby pin. Now, braid each of the top sections and pin them to your low bun before setting the look with hairspray.

    Glow recommends: L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Spray

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    Blake Lively

    Leave it to the star to add her own twist to the look. The high braided fishtail ponytail is a great way to complement shoulder baring dresses. Start by giving your hair plenty of texture with dry shampoo and then secure your hair into a tight high ponytail. Next, divide the ponytail into two sections. Grab a thin strand from the left section, pulling it over the top of the left section and then taking it under the right section so you’re creating a weaving effect. Repeat with the right section, so: pull a thin strand from the right section, bring it over the top of the right sectioned area and then tuck it underneath the left section. Secure the braid with an elastic.

    Glow recommends: Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo

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