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The Next-Level Braids to Halt Your Bad Hair Day

Effortless isn’t exactly how we would describe most braid hairstyles, since they seem to require a third hand, incredible dexterity and the ability to see behind your head. But they do have their place in the updos-that-wow category. Well-done braids can stand out flawlessly amid the sea of beach waves and faux bobs.

The best thing about braids is how massively creative you can get regardless of your hair type and length. And you can use them for any hair goal you may have — be it faking volume or achieving the ultimate boho girl ‘do.

And here’s a little secret: The magic of braids is that most look much harder to achieve than they actually are. If you’re in the market to switch up your braid game, we’ve got you covered.

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