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Runway and Redhead Worthy: The Never-Ending Braid

The following post was written by Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti, who blog at How to Be a Redhead and are part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty.

Who didn't love Amy Adams's braided updo at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago? As popular as braids were in 2013, we expect them to be even more popular in 2014. For red-carpet-worthy looks, we always consult New York City's editorial stylist and braid guru Kiera Doyle. She has a way of creating her own braids, and the style always makes hair (especially on a redhead) pop even more. This time, she has created a braided updo, but with her special touch.

Doyle said, "The French twist meets its match on the runway with this look."

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Here are the steps for the Never-Ending Braid

"This French-braid-styled 'do is easy and as elegant as they come," said Doyle. "Start by parting the hair at the desired part. The center part is so, so chic. Opt for a side part if you want something more playful." 

Step 1: Start on the right side of the head. Pick up a two-inch section at the temple and divide into three strands. 

Step 2: Braid the strands underneath each other. As you braid to the left side, pick up hair to marry into the braid. Work your way around the crown (think of a cornrow). 

Step 3: When you reach the left temple, continue to work the braid down and around, and pick up a new two-inch section of hair right under the braid you just completed and work your way to the right. 

Step 4: Repeat this all the way around the head until you have braided the hair at the nape of the neck. Pin up with bobby pins. If you're a redhead, opt for redhead bobby pins, or if you're a blonde or brunette, search for pins to blend in with your hair. 

Pair this look with a low-back dress for the ultimate showstopper.

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