These Are the 15 Best Braided Looks of the Last Decade
Over the last decade, a lot of hair fads have come and gone, but braids have never wavered in popularity. Celebrities wear different varieties of the style as much today as they did in 2010, always making a statement on the red carpet with the intricate designs.
Blake Lively has worn so many fishtail braids, we instantly think of them when her name is mentioned, and Zoë Kravitz's micro braids have always been an aspirational look. Check out the best braided hairstyles of the last decade, and prepare to want to try them out for yourself.
Rihanna's Red Braid in 2011
Rihanna's bright red braid from the 2011 Met Gala has stuck in our heads for years.
Blake Lively's Fishtail Ponytail in 2012
Lively's fishtail pony from the premiere of Savages in 2012 still gives us chills for being one of the hottest hairstyles we've ever seen grace the red carpet.
Lucy Liu's Fishtail Braid in 2013
The next time we're invited to a wedding, we're going to try to re-create Lucy Liu's beautiful fishtail braid from 2013.
Selena Gomez's Braided Ponytail in 2013
At the MTV Movie Awards in 2013, Selena Gomez wore this edgy braided ponytail that went down the center of her head.
Shay Mitchell's Textured Side Braid in 2014
At the Teen Choice Awards in 2014, Mitchell arrived with a sexy messy braid on one side of her head.
Emily Blunt's Milkmaid Braids in 2015
At the 2015 Golden Globes, Emily Blunt wore messy-cool milkmaid braids.
Vanessa Hudgens's Crown Braid in 2015
We still want to re-create Vanessa Hudgens's crown braid from 2015, which was perfectly boho and adorned with small pins.
Zoë Kravitz's Braids in 2015
Zoë Kravitz's braids at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in 2015 were one of her prettiest hair looks of all time.
Janelle Monáe's Massive Braid in 2015
At the 2015 BET Awards, Janelle Monáe wore one of the most epic braids we've ever seen. It featured a huge mohawk-like braid down the center of her head and had smaller braids throughout her head.
Skai Jackson's Braids in 2017
In 2017, Skai Jackson styled her box braids into the prettiest updo.
Beyoncé's Braided Finger Waves in 2019
At the premiere of The Lion King in 2019, we couldn't take our eyes off the detailed, braided finger waves Beyoncé was wearing.
Amandla Stenberg's Finger Wave Braids in 2019
Amandla Stenberg's finger wave braids were like no other style we had seen before on the star.
Danai Gurira's Cornrow Braids in 2019
Celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims created this stunning look by placing cornrows at the front of Gurira's head before adding single braids to the back half. The finishing touch was topping it all off with a gold headband.
Storm Reid's Milkmaid Braids in 2019
Storm Reid looked simply angelic with these milkmaid braids in 2019.
Zendaya's Long Braided Ponytail in 2019
Zendaya's long braided ponytail at the Teen Choice Awards in 2019 made our jaws drop.