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11 Prettiest Braided Updos to Try Now

Warm up those fingers, because you're going to want to recreate all of these twisted hairstyles immediately
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The ability to braid doesn't just win you friends at sleepovers -- it can transform your look. Braided updos -- whether created with French braids or Dutch braids, fishtails or waterfalls -- are often the only statement piece you need, whether you're heading to a wedding or to the movies.

And true, braids aren't the easiest 'do to replicate, but when you see these gorgeous braided hairstyles, you'll want to put in the time to master them all. Here, the 11 braided updos you'll want on your head ASAP.

Image via Hair & Makeup by Steph

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Olivia Palermo's Braided Updo
Style's reigning queen gets it right again with her just-messy-enough multi-braid coiffure.

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Knotted Bun With Braided Bun
Dress up a messy low knot with a couple of braids. Bonus: You don't need Rapunzel-length hair to rock it.

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Tuxedo Braided Updo and Messy Bun
A peekaboo French braid elevates this messy bun.

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Twisted Braided Updo
Braids on braids on braids on braids. This updo is a work of art (an M.C. Escher painting of hairstyles, to be exact).

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