It's not a secret that 2014 is the year of braids. From Jennifer Aniston's simple fishtail to Mara Hoffman's cool-girl braids on the Spring '15 runway — we love them all. And when it comes to some of the most popular DIYs — the milkmaid, the lobster-tail, and this sexy bohemian one — they are your no-fail hairstyle trademarks. You might have even attempted this intricate Daenerys-inspired braid tutorial. All the hair talk brings us to the latest braid we're obsessed with. The messy five-strand braid is your laid-back California look that works for day and night. Although it might seem complicated, hair guru Melissa Cook of Latest-Hairstyles.com breaks down the steps below, and the result is a classic style you'll be wearing for days.