From the red carpet to the runway, it seems braids are having a major moment — and they should be. Braids are like an accessory for your hair: they make a statement, provide a great way to get hair off your face, plus help you look pulled together without looking too overdone.
The only thing I caution is to make sure you choose a braid that's age-appropriate. If you're in your 20s or early 30s (or at least look like you are), you can wear anything and look really sweet and youthful (think Ariel Winter and Miley Cyrus). If you're older than that, I recommend staying away from braided crowns or anything that's too cutesy and Heidi-esque. Go for a sexier, messier side braid à la Nicole Kidman.