Braids have been an unmissable hair trend for the whole of 2013, but as the year comes to a close, those intricate updos, halo braids, and fishtail headbands have softened up, with stars wearing their plaits a lot looser and more casual, swept gently over one shoulder. The look is soft and lived-in and great for lazy days, but it works surprisingly well with formal looks, too. It's also a style that's made for hair extensions as it perfectly hides the join between real hair and added lengths, so even if your hair only falls to the shoulders, with a few strategically placed clip-ins, you can recreate these styles. Here are celebrity looks to inspire you the next time your hair's falling a little bit flat.
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