Plaits, fishtails, French. When did braids become so versatile? Stars have been sporting braids on the red carpet non-stop this awards season, and we’ve rounded up our favorites. Grab a brush and get inspired!
The youngest Olsen has style wisdom beyond her years. Lizzy’s braid is the perfect example of understated elegance, with loose strands and side placement adding an extra touch of casual chic. For a look like hers, create a deep side part and gather hair into a ponytail over your right ear. Loosely braid the ponytail, and leave a few face framing strands free.
Think Renee Bargh’s SAG Awards hairstyle is too complicated to try at home? Think again. Beauty meccas like Sephora are selling faux-hair headbands perfect for slipping on over any updo or half-up style.
Keep: Ombré Highlights
OK, so ombré’s been around for awhile–but there’s a reason why: The two-toned look works on anyone. Whether it’s golden streaks like Rachel Bilson’s, or warm caramel highlights for a blondie, the ombré look is great for enhancing hair color without the commitment of a full dye job. This is one hair trend we won’t might bringing into the New Year.
Toss: Half-Buzzed Hairstyles
Half-buzzed hairstyles certainly had their moment this year. From Cher Lloyd to singer Cassie to Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee, it seemed like the shaved ‘do popped up just about everywhere. Unfortunately the half-buzzed hair, looked just that: half-done. Leave it in 2011.