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All Braids, All The Time: Meet The Coolest 'Dos, Ever

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    So, you knew this was coming, right? For the R29 beauty department, a new season means new opportunities for braid inspiration, and you best believe that we are all. Over. That.

    Braided 'dos are way more than a trend; at this point, twists, plaits, and fishtails are now considered an essential part of every girl's coiff repertoire — and there's no better time to try out new plait-spiration than during spring fever (to go with your new brightened-up, lightened-up spring wardrobe, of course).

    To bring you truly blow-your-mind braid ideas, we teamed up with weaving genius Isabel Guillen of John Barrett's Braid Bar, who designed three do-it-yourself looks that are anything but ordinary. From a Celtic-princess-esque braid crown to a totally fierce French-braid mohawk, these looks do require a little bit of time and skill — but (we promise!) they're easily adaptable to every level of braid expertise.

    So, if you're anything like us, and are desperately in need of some new ways to weave this spring, these totally edgy new 'dos will add major pow to your plaiting résumé. Stretch those fingers and dive in — these flat-out-gorgeous styles are the braids of the future.

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    Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Model Maia Smillie.

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