Looking for your next hairstyle? Consider the braid! A simple hairdo with minimal upkeep, braids will keep your hair out of your face and make you look good while doing it. Celebs like Penelope Cruz, Tracee Ellis Ross are all fans — And if these red carpet snaps prove anything, it’s that braids are the perfect hairstyle.
Whether you’re looking for something low-maintenance and casual or a braided updo for a special night out, braids work for pretty much any occasion (including those times when you need to get your daughter’s hair done before school starts). From classic French braids to protective styles that work best with natural hair like box braids, here are some of our favorite braided hairstyles.