Top 70 Plaits and Braids for Party Hair Inspiration
We are going on introducing the top glamorous hairstyles and hairdo options for your inspiration and for providing you with some more creative ideas for fab parties and important events. This time we are going to present the top 70 plaits and braided hairstyles for party hair inspiration. Spotted with the looks of famous and stylish celebs, these options are perfect for your flawless and eye-catching appearance.
1. Holland Roden Braided Hairstyles
Starting with one of the most spectacular dos for braided hair, Holland Roden presents a super elegant goddess look, made of crown braids and a bit messy framing hair. The sophisticated braids match her natural makeup and charming face just perfectly. Another supper cute variant suggests having a side parted and side swept hairdo with braided finishes, which are elongated into a basic three-strand braid for cute and innocent looks.
2. Ashley Roberts Braided Hairstyles
The next impressive option is presented by Ashley Roberts, who introduces the ways of combining the braids with a ponytail, thus starting with central parting, plaiting the sections around forehead and finishing all with a cute ponytail. Thus, this gave birth to a unique and universal hairdo, suitable for parties and for everyday looks, too.
3. Zoe Saldana Braided Hairstyles
Another impressive Grecian-inspired look can be found with the red carpet looks of Zoe Saldana, who suggests making a typical halo braid around the crown and matching all with nude pinky makeup. The results are definitely worth opting for. Another look of hers this time spotted during the Cannes Film Festival 2013, suggests opting for some minimalistic designs, created with the help of a minibraid for the side crown part and some subtly curly hair for the rest of the scalp.
4. Kelly Osbourne Braided Hairstyles
In case you want to avoid seeming repeated or making some traditional hairdo options, you can experiment with shapes, details, and colors for the most eye-catching looks. This is what Kelly Osbourne’s look suggests, in case of which we can see her colorful hair braided into a too sophisticated braided bun and matched with some studs, thus also bringing some hints of the punk inspiration, too (Check out: How to Wear the Punk Rock Trend).
5. Florence Welch Braided Hairstyles
If you want to combine bangs with braided hairstyles and want to preserve the proportions of chic, too, then the halo braid spotted with Florence Welch is a definite do for you. So don’t hesitate to go for this hairstyle for the most impressive holiday looks of yours. At the LACMA Art + Film Gala 2012, she also opted for a bit retro-inspired crown braid, having a delicate shiny detail running through the braids.
6. Katy Perry Braided Hairstyles
Talking about the coolest hairdos, we can’t but mention Katy Perry’s striking side ponytail braid with the sleek jet-black hair of hers, which created an impression of simple chic, and is an absolutely easy-to-make option for every day looks. Another look of hers exemplifies how well pinky lipstick pairs the halo braids. Another super impressive and absolutely charming look of Katy suggests having a braided headband for the easily left curly hair and some front framing strands, creating a real angelic fairy-tale look.
7. Julianne Hough Braided Hairstyles
For the most unconventional and creative looks, you can give a try to something like the do of Julianne Hough, who presented an ultra-sophisticated hairstyle made of braids going from nape to the crown and finishing up with a cute bun.
8. Maria Menounos Braided Hairstyles
The ultra-chic is what Maria Menounos’ red carpet looks present. For one of them she picked a loose fishtail flipped to one side, having some voluminous touches for the top and overall messy details, matching her elegant and feminine looks just ideally.
9. Allison Williams Braided Hairstyles
Another divine look can be achieved with the option suggested by Allison Williams, who chose a super effective twisted French braid for the maximum natural and creative looks, matching the golden plays of her hair just ideally.
10. Bella Thorne Braided Hairstyles
For the super effective and classy looks, try making a hairstyle like the one of Bella Thorne, who has been spotted with a side swept do, made of some mini-braids running on one side and straight hair for the other. The results are, indeed, effective. Another option suggests styling a super impressive side flipped fishtail with big floral appliqués, matching all with side swept bangs and some relaxed silhouettes.
11. AnnaSophia Robb Braided Hairstyles
In order to combine the twisted looks with voluminous top and short hair, you can combine all that into something like the look of AnnaSophia Robb. This is another easy-to-make hairdo, which will definitely secure your cool party looks.
12. Nicole Kidman Braided Hairstyles
Sophisticated can be multi-faceted, too. This is what the striking hairstyle of Nicole Kidman shows for the Cannes Film Festival 2013. For this classy look, she combined a swirled mini braid into a bun, doing which apparently requires some efforts but the results are worth that. The mermaid inspired looks are also present among Nicole’s suggestion, coming as her pick at the Billboard Awards.
13. Chloe Moretz Braided Hairstyles
For the Carrie premiere, Chloe presented another cute alternative of matching the effortless hairstyles with braided looks. Thus, she was seen wearing a loose fishtail with central parting and front framing hair, perfect for the sun-kissed shade of her hair.
14. Cat Deeley Braided Hairstyles
For the next marvelous suggestion for relaxed options of braided looks, you can experiment with the alternative seen with Cat Deeley. Here, she combines the effortlessly put hair with a twisted side bun and side-swept hair. Impressive!
15. Olivia Palermo Braided Hairstyles
For even more proportions of messy chic, you can try something like the fishtail of Olivia Palermo, who picked an even messier look for equally impressive results. Another look of hers suggests having the hair braided into a relaxed and voluminous side braid with delicately framing front hair and some effortless touches for the finish.
16. Taylor Swift Braided Hairstyles
Minimalistic and chic is what the braids-with-ponytail look of Taylor Swift suggests. Here, she matched the cute ponytail with the straight bangs and the simple mini braids running from above the ear to the ponytail. Another braided hairdo option can be found with Taylor’s look at the People’s Choice Awards 2013, where she had a sophisticated crown braid finished off with a messy yet ultra-glam low bun.
17. Emma Watson Braided Hairstyles
If you feel upset because your short hair doesn’t give you the possibility of plaiting it into braided dos, then Emma Watson proves there’s no need to get into despair and to give up trying. Her awesome red-carpet braided look for the GQ Men of the Year Awards demonstrates a super impressive option of braiding a bob into an elegant hairstyle.
18. Sophia Bush Braided Hairstyles
The delicate Dutch-braid resembling look of Sophia Bush is another simple yet versatile and chic hairdo you can opt for. The side-swept starts add some more elegance and charm to her looks.
19. Erin Wasson Braided Hairstyles
If you want to combine the braided hairstyle with a headband, Erin Wasson has a nice option for you, showing a super creative way of matching a thick black headband with a high fishtail.
20. Poppy Delevingne Braided Hairstyles
The charming Heidi braid is what Poppy Delevingne picked for her classy and feminine looks, creating a cool braid placed on the crown and finished up with some short framing hair at the front.
21. Christina Ricci Braided Hairstyles
Christina Ricci shows an effective way combining braided hair with side swept bangs, looking really effective with the brownish shade of her shiny hair. This is an ideal option for the most important occasions and parties.
22. Amber Heard Braided Hairstyles
Amber Heard seems to be loving the braided hairstyles, too. One of her looks thus presents an absolutely wanna-have option made of side swept hair, a crown braid and some hanging small hair strands for the front, matching the shade plays of her hair and emphasizing it ideally.
23. Vanessa Hudgens Braided Hairstyles
The Greek inspirations give birth to the most impressive boho hairdos with braided hair. One of the proofs is the awesome hairdo of Vanessa Hudgens, who matched the dip dye shade of her hair with a sophisticated yet a bit messy crown braid, finished off with some framing hair.
24. Jennifer Morrison Braided Hairstyles
Matching the fishtail braids (Learn: How to Style Fishtail Braids) with halo styles was the pick of Jennifer Morrison creating as charming and luxurious looks as never. The slightly curly framing hair was just the right final brushstroke for this look.
25. Cara Delevingne Braided Hairstyles
Going on with the array of her rockstar looks, Cara Delevingne presents another sophisticated and effective variant, made of a side parting, a mini braid running on one side and straight hair for the other. The accentuated eye-makeup of hers was the best accompaniment to these looks. Going even more sophisticated, Cara also introduced a trio of French braids, the central one being bigger than the two side ones for a party in London.
26. Anna Kendrick Braided Hairstyles
The super romantic looks with braids are what Anna Kendrick shows us, appearing with the half-up half-down boho hairstyle, combining the cute drives with the delicate curly finishes of her hair. The results are, indeed, unforgettable.
27. Nikki Reed Braided Hairstyles
Another one from the top sophisticated array is the version of Nikki Reed with her striking French plaited updo option, making a strong statement about her personality and adding some more femininity to her red carpet looks.
28. Kristen Stewart Braided Hairstyles
One more alternative for rockstar looks is what Kristen Stewart cool braided hair suggests. One of such looks spotted in Paris suggests a traditional start of side parting and an awesome minibraid for one side, leaving the hair of the other naturally wavy. For at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2013, Kristen opted for another braided do being the effortless fishtail with a lot of loosely hanging hair, yet being absolutely cute and glamorous.
29. Rita Ora Braided Hairstyles
Cute looks have no end! Just another option for combining cool looks with braided alternatives is the fish-with-pigtails of Rita Ora, having a side parted top and the striking blonde shade.
30. Miranda Kerr Braided Hairstyles
Absolute beauty Miranda Kerr has her own version of braided hairstyles, showing how to style them with a classy hat for the best results. The framing hair and effortlessly created side flipped basic braid are her picks for everyday looks.
31. Erin Fetherston Braided Hairstyles
Erin Fetherston is definitely rocking the party with the super awesome braided bun of her spotted at the CFDA Awards 2013, the most interesting aspect about which is the golden shiny ribbon used in the braid running from the crown to the low bun.
32. Cheryl Cole Braided Hairstyles
Another perfect play pair for sophisticated and luxurious dresses is offered by Cheryl Cole, who picked a relaxed waterfall braid (Learn: How to Style Waterfall Braids) for matching the glamorous Zuhair Murad dress she wore for the Cannes Film Festival 2013.
33. Berenice Bejo Braided Hairstyles
Beautiful Berenice Bejo suggests another creative alternative for the halo braids, wearing a fronting option for the Cannes Film Festival matching her awesome Louis Vuitton outfit nicely.
34. Kim Kardashian Braided Hairstyles
Her looks couldn’t be just another option in the array of many. When it’s Kim, the luxurious looks and chic ideas are guaranteed. The best proof for this is the symmetric braided hairstyle of hers, made of a high precision central parting, two symmetrical mini braids running from the front to the back and a sophisticated braided bun for the finish.
35. Alexa Chung Braided Hairstyles
Super popular and creative Alexa Chung is not out of our top list, either. The alternative she suggests is her own variant of styling the braided hairdo with a ribbon. This time she used this technique for the cute braided updo of hers.
36. Emmy Rossum Braided Hairstyles
In case you want to use some pins for your braided looks, you can do that like Emmy Rossum did, styling her side-parted fishtail with pins removing the volume of the side swept front framing hair, totally reinterpreting the braided look.
37. Selena Gomez Braided Hairstyles
For more elongated forms, you can try the variant suggested by Selena Gomez, who combined the twisted French braid with the voluminous top design and the sleek side looks. The results are really worth giving a try.
38. Olga Kurylenko Braided Hairstyles
Just another easy-to-make and extremely chic variant is suggested by beautiful Olga Kurylenko, who combined the side plaits with the bun finishes for the “Oblivion’ premiere in LA.
39. Rooney Mara Braided Hairstyles
Retro glam was the pick of astounding beauty Rooney Mara at the CFDA Awards 2013. The sleek hairdo here was combined with the side-parted design and the braided low bun for the ultimate glam finishes.
40. Kate Bosworth Braided Hairstyles
The classic plaited updo was the pick of Kate Bosworth, too. She opted for this naturally glam hairstyle for the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and absolutely rocked it with the stunning looks of hers.
41. Amanda Seyfried Braided Hairstyles
Another beauty having chosen the braided hairstyle for the Vanity Oscars party is Amanda Seyfried, who was spotted wearing a cool twisted braid and some bun-resembling designs for the upper back part. This look nicely combines the effortlessly natural glam with the charming and classy chic.
42. Anna Paquin Braided Hairstyles
The looks of the famous celebs for the Vanity Fair Oscars party, indeed, provide us with a pleasant array of braided hairstyles. The next option is that of Anna Paquin, who nicely combined the milkmaid braid with the twisted looks, creating a cool updo variant.
43. Ashlee Simpson Braided Hairstyles
Minimum efforts, yet maximum chic is the formula of Ashlee Simpson’s braided hairdo option, consisted of a high braided bun and just no other detail or technique added. Such a perfect alternative for easy-to-be-achieved glam!
44. Diane Kruger Braided Hairstyles
For more variants of styling braided hairdos with headwear, you can also have a look at the version suggested by Diane Kruger, who picked a very cute hat for her side swept basic braid and some loosely hanging front hair at Chanel’s haute couture spring/summer 2013 show. The Heidi inspiration is one of the picks of Diane, too. Particularly, it was her pick for one of her looks spotted in Paris. The super special looks also have their place in Diane’s options. For the red carpet looks in Cannes, she opted for an all-pinned chunky braid adorned with extremely cute, yet slightly messy details and a side-swept design.
45. Jennifer Lawrence Braided Hairstyles
She is so amazing! Hardly can we find any hairdo, which has never been the pick of Jennifer Lawrence. Braided looks are not missing from her list of variants for sure. We can make sure in this, having a look at her beautiful crown braid for at the Film Critics Association Awards 2013. Another variant of braided hair can be found with her looks at the Golden Globes 2013, where the classier and more sophisticated updo was her choice.
46. Ashley Tisdale Braided Hairstyles
Another beauty appearing with a braided hairstyle at the Golden Globes 2013 was Ashley Tisdale, who accentuated her messy bun with a sole side running mini braid matching the golden shade of her hair ideally.
47. Lea Michele Braided Hairstyles
For having another creative solution for the messy fishtail, we can turn to Glee star Lea Michele’s hairstyle at the 2013 FOX Winter TCA All-Star Party, during which she was spotted with a cute side swept messy fishtail and an ideal effortless chic. At the People’s Choice Awards 2013, she presented another creative version this time made of intricate braids going round the front part and the crown.
48. Jessica Biel Braided Hairstyles
The fantastic hairstyle suggestions go on, reaching another super effective do presented by beautiful Jessica Biel, who opted for the combination of twisted braids with the dazzling straight bangs, overall delicately styled, and laid down hair.
49. Victoria Beckham Braided Hairstyles
Victoria Beckham also has her say in the array of braided hairdos, presenting another variant of putting it messy and chic. For her first appearance at New York fashion week, she was seen having a messy side-flipped braid with some volume on the top and relaxed farming hair at the front.
50. Jennifer Hudson Braided Hairstyles
Jennifer Hudson presented another variant of putting the side swept effortless fishtail into motion. For one of her looks, she combined this do with the delicately styled front hair and a side parting.
51. Hailee Steinfeld Braided Hairstyles
For the ultra girly and charismatic looks, you may have a nosey at the option suggested by cute and charming Hailee Steinfeld sitting on the front row of New York Fashion Week. Her do with braided hair consists of a chunky side swept braid and some delicately curly hanging hair for face framing. Another extra-girlie look of hers was spotted at a pre-Oscars party in LA, where she had a super effective twisted braid fastened with a bow hair clip.
52. Maika Monroe Braided Hairstyles
For even more relaxed and cool looks, have a look at Maika Monroe during Venice Film Festival. Here she was spotted wearing an ultra-messy side flipped chunky braid and some long front framing hair that seem to have been left out of the braid by chance.
53. Jessie J Braided Hairstyles
Popular with her versatile hair transformations, Jessie J suggests a braided look, too observed at Newbury Race Course and made of some crowning French braids and a basic three strand braid for the finish.
54. Kristen Bell Braided Hairstyles
In order to make your braids work for red carpet looks, you need to have some creativity. Using it you may eventually have something like the braided hairdo of Kristen Bell for the Do Something Awards. Here, she combined a delicate French braid with her straight and charming blonde hair.
55. Blake Lively Braided Hairstyles
At the premiere of Savages, we saw the super cool fishtail of Blake Lively, coming as just another strikingly effective variant of putting the braided hairstyle for party looks. The glam was guaranteed with the chic makeup and the shiny elastic she used for fastening the ponytail. For some messier looks, she also suggests opting for a side flipped chunky braid with a lot of free hanging hair and cool finishes.
56. Jessica Chastain Braided Hairstyles
First of all it’s the awesome shade of her hair that makes any hairdo just flabbergasting. Still, the braided looks manage to add some chic and charm to Jessica Chastain’s looks, like it was in case of her simple single French braid for the straight hair at Cannes.
57. Kate Middleton Braided Hairstyles
Kate Middleton couldn’t but also have her own variant of creating the braided hairstyles. At an Olympic concert, she stunned everyone with the sophisticated and chic braided bun, secured with side swept hair and dumbfounding smokey eyes.
58. Charlize Theron Braided Hairstyles
Absolute beauty Charlize Theron experimented with the humble, minimalistic touches for her braided hairstyle, which was made of a cute side swept low bun made of braids, and some delicately laid down hair with framing side sweeps for the front.
59. Miley Cyrus Braided Hairstyles
When she still was in the image of humble Hannah Montana, Miley came up with a messy and voluminous braided hairstyle, too, opting for a chunky side swept bun and some framing hair for the CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute.
60. Beyonce Braided Hairstyles
The chic suggestions for braided hair couldn’t but include the fab version of Beyonce, too. The main aim of her when opting for a braided hairdo, was accentuating the effective color plays of her brownish hair, which came in a cool bold side swept braid and some curled out front hair on one side.
61. Nicole Scherzinger Braided Hairstyles
Another way of combining the ponytail with fishtail is suggested by the glamorous looks of Nicole Scherzinger, who added some volume to the crown and created all the do on the background of shiny and glossy jet-black hair. The skillfully created makeup was the best accompaniment for this look.
62. Marion Cotillard Braided Hairstyles
For the most effective looks, Marion Cotillard chose to create a flawless crown braid, leaving the front central parting wide and the braids meticulously perfect. Her ideal red carpet looks, thus, were super effective and memorable.
63. Rihanna Braided Hairstyles
For her impressive red hair, Rihanna also experimented with the braided looks, creating a very impressive side swept classic braid, which started with a French braid for one side of her side parted hair, thus getting a bit boho vibe at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Alexander McQueen in New York.
64. Heather Morris Braided Hairstyles
Another Glee star Heather Morris showed a very nice way of combining the ponytail with plaited hair, creating a sleek high pony looks matching the natural makeup with pinky accents perfectly.
65. Nicola Roberts Braided Hairstyles
For the most creative and unrepeated options, have a look at the variant suggested by Nicola Roberts, who combined an ’80s inspired high knot with twisted braids and ponytail looks, for the most effective play with the shade plays of her hair.
66. Liv Tyler Braided Hairstyles
The rock looks go on being popular: one of its lovers is Liv Tyler, who opted for a combined hairdo, made of one braided side, and one loosely left straight one for a glam party in New York. The results were especially effective due to her jet-black hair.
67. Sarah Michelle Gellar Braided Hairstyles
What creative Sarah Michelle Gellar suggested for one of her looks can be described as a super successful combination of braided hair with messy finishes. Particularly, it was the side braided look turning into an undone bun for one of her impressive looks.
68. Thandie Newton Braided Hairstyles
Another variant of using a ribbon with braided hair is doing it like Thandie Newton, who used it for fastening her side swept feminine twisted braids, started with side-parted design and a bit of volume on one side.
69. Ashley Greene Braided Hairstyles
The effortless has never been so dumbfounding before! At Madrid premiere of Eclipse beautiful Ashley Greene stunned everyone with her effective side swept messy braid and delicately laid-back hair accentuating the nice shade of her hair, too.
70. Carey Mulligan Braided Hairstyles
Finally, the last option in our array is the delicate and cute look of Carey Mulligan, who showed another cool way of styling short hair into braided dos. Her awesome side moving crown braid is a perfect tool for accentuating the eyes and the lips. Despite this possibility, Carey used this do with a charming natural makeup with bright lips.
So these were the top 70 plats and braids for your inspiration, so that you can be free to choose the most suitable and fave options and experiment with them for any important occasions. The choice is going to be difficult, since each style has its special and unique traits, however, you are to choose the best ones, and the celebs’ looks can certainly help you when doing it.
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