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My favourite hair trends – part 1 Braided up-dos

Braids are my summer hair go-to style, the reason being long hair + sunscreen = godawful greasy hair plastered to my face and shoulders. Recently a whole host of celebs have been wearing braided up-dos on the red carpet and in fashion shoots and I love them!

Nicole Richie's messy braided up-dos

Nicole Richie's messy braided up-dos

Of course braided up-dos are the lovelier grown-up version of my summer beach hair and here are some of my favourite braided up-dos. Nicole Richie loves a good boho braid, but has also sported these lovely slightly more dressy braided up-dos recently.

Leona Lewis' fishtail braid

Leona Lewis' fishtail braid

I’m not usually a fan of Leona Lewis’ style, but this ¬†fishtail braid is gorgeous! From the front and from the back. This looks a bit tricky to achieve by yourself, but on closer inspection, because the back is a regular french braid that morphs into a fish-tail braid at the front, it might actually be do-able. It’s definitely one I’m going to try.

Drew Barrymore's braided up-do

Drew Barrymore's braided up-do - front and back

It’s no secret that Drew is my celebrity hair crush, she inspired me to dye my hair ginger earlier in the year and here she is showing off a lovely braided up-do!

Jennifer Aniston and Busy Philips fringe braids

Jennifer Aniston and Busy Philips fringe braids

A few years ago Jennifer Aniston wore her hair with a braided fringe to the Oscars and this year Busy Philips wore an updated version of the braided fringe to this years SAG awards. I often wear my hair with a braided fringe – it’s great for keeping your hair out of your face, or when you need to disguise greasy roots!

Jessica Alba's fancy braided up-do and Elizabeth Olsen's easy side-braid

Jessica Alba's fancy braided up-do and Elizabeth Olsen's easy side-braid

Finally, I’ve included Jessica Alba because her braided up-do is so fancy! A perfect special occasion hairstyle and I’ve included Elizabeth Olsen, because she’s so damn cute and her braided side pony looks really easy to do, so I’ll definitely be trying it for myself!

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