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InStyle Staff
Feb 04, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

The side-braid—as seen here on Zoe Saldana and Blake Lively—is one of the easiest hairstyle trends to hit the red carpet. But in spite of its simplicity (who doesn't know how to braid?), we still get countless questions about how to get it right. That is, not too loose, skinny, or schoolgirl-ish.

Click through our gallery to master the boho side-braid, once and for all!

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