How to update and upgrade your braid hairstyles.
Inspired by safari-chic shows like Michael Kors (seen here), distressed tresses and updo's are among our favorite bed head styles for the season. We love this rough-spun interpretation of an unruly braid, complete with suede rope and a mattified finish.
For red-carpet appeal, Gabrielle Union keeps the crown of her hair glossy but adds texture to the length of her braid with gently pulled out pieces and irregularly-sized sections.
Conversely, to dress up her disheveled updo, Kristin Cavallari added these two neatly bound braids to give her look a hint of causal glam during New York Fashion Week.
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