Braids have been a runway and red carpet staple for years, so it's no surprise they were spotted all over the Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week runways. But what is surprising is how hairstylists, working feverishly backstage, continually find the most creative ways to update the trend. Though you can choose to keep it clean and classic, à la Costello Tagliapietra's braided ponytail, don't be afraid to embrace accessories in your plaits. Everything from feathers to Mara Hoffman's colorful strips of fabric tied their way into braids, too. Whether twisted, turned, or teased, Spring 2014's braids are anything but those rocked by Dorothy.
The NYFW Runways: A Treasure Trove of Braid Inspiration