Minka Kelly, January 2011
The future Mrs. Derek Jeter shows off her ombre hair color with long face-framing wispies and a messy low braid. To get a look like this at home, braid hair as usual and then use the pointed end of a teasing comb to loosen select pieces.
Hailee Steinfeld, February 2011
At a party in LA, the budding beauty opts for an unexpected twist to her sweet, side-parted look.
Willow Smith, February 2011
Mini beauty-chameleon, Smith, uses neon shoelaces to tie her hair into a ponytail and provides an outfit-matching accessory to her look.
Jessica Alba, February 2011
The expecting actress pairs her face-framing, boho braids with electric blue eye shadow at a benefit for Haiti.
Mary-Kate Olsen, March 2011
Olsen knows that she can glam up an otherwise wimpy braid by keeping her hair in a strict center part. Smudged under-eye makeup, fair skin, and matte lips push her overall style more towards goth, though.
Amanda Seyfried, March 2011
At the premiere for Red Riding Hood, Seyfried hides her braid into a larger knot at the nape of her neck. Starting with a base of wavy hair makes it easier to execute messier looks, like this one.
Kylie Minogue, March 2011
While in concert in Germany, the Aussie performer channels her inner Viking goddess with a gold flecked half-up, half-down style. We like how she uses highlighter on her cheekbones to play off of the shimmer in her hair.
Karolina Kurkova, April 2011
Bright red lips and a one-shoulder gown balance this supermodel's messy braid. Her side-swept bangs give an extra hint of sophistication to her black-tie look.
Rhianna, May 2011
While performing on a cruise ship for Nivea's 100th birthday, the songbird appropriately chose to weave her scarlet strands into a supersized fishtail braid.
Diane Kruger, May 2011
While in Cannes (and battling coastal humidity), the German actresses pins back her tresses into a mini side braid and a larger knotted braid. We like how she hides her ponytail holder with woven hair.
Fan Bingbing, May 2011
Flaunting one of the most popular trends at Cannes (braids!), Bingbing, a Chinese actress, uses many open-ended pins to secure her thick locks into her halo-esque style.