It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Really Good Braid, and Kristen Bell delivered at last night’s VH1’s Do Something Awards. We love how a few creative mini-twists set-off the chunky plait in her half-updo, which makes it the perfect mix of casual and chic. This is definitely a look to try for any special occasion (fall wedding, anyone?)—just print out the picture and bring it to the salon to enlist your hairdresser’s help, or use it as a guide to try on yourself. And for those going the DIY route, be sure to give hair a light mist of texturizer before starting. This gives the style more staying power, and ensures your plaits won’t slide out of place. To see more celebrity braids we love, click through the gallery.
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