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Braids Are Back — And Cooler Than Ever

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    Readers, you vented, and we heard you — it turns out that there is such a thing as braid burnout, and even us plait-obsessed ladies found ourselves reluctantly abandoning our favorite woven styles after the trend became a little too ubiquitous.

    So, you can imagine our surprise when we started hitting the tents at Fashion Week and saw braids — lots of them! — being featured on the pretty heads of the models backstage. From tiny accent braids to big, piled-on crowns, hair pros seemed to have discovered woven styles anew — and we've found ourselves cheering on the humble braid once again.

    To share the giddiness we feel for these fresh, plaited styles, we rounded up the absolute best braids from the spring runways, so that you don't have to wait until spring '14 to enjoy (and wear!) them. Thankfully, this bounty of braids pair as perfectly with nubby sweaters as they do with warm-weather sundresses, so these new 'dos will easily take you clear from fall into spring without missing a single (well-coiffed) beat.

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  2. Photographed by Erin Yamagata.

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