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10 French Braid Hairstyles to Copy Now

French braid hairstyles might take a little more work than your standard high ponytail, but the results are worth the added effort. Once you’ve got the classic technique down, or the inverted version, you can pretty much update any hairstyle, from half-up topknots to long, loose waves, with a French braid.  "The French braid transforms a casual day look to a classy evening look with a few bobby pins and a little hairspray," says Jo Robbins, Master stylist for The Salon by InStyle Inside JCPenney. "It's classic, and can be worn smooth and polished, or pulled apart and messy. It has endless possibilities." Robbins says there are a few tricks to getting the perfect French braid, including choosing the right products. "My favorite product to use when braiding hair is Sexy Hair Big Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder," Robbins says. "The powder gives the hair grip and makes it easy to braid. For thick, tangle-prone hair, prepping with a leave-in conditioner such as It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner, will help you braid with ease." It really is a timeless, easy hairstyle to create — and that's why it's worth taking a look at these celeb-inspired French braid styles, from stars like Kiernan Shipka, Naomi Campbell, and Marion Cotillard. Keep scrolling to see entire updos created with French braids, tiny French braid details, and more. 
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Fall Florals Stole the Show at the BAFTA Tea Party

On Saturday, nominees, fellow actors, and other household names gathered for a low-key affair, and a cup of tea, at the Beverly Hilton ahead of tonight’s Emmys. Attendees were appropriately dressed for a tea party, as fall florals dominated the stylish scene.  Kiernan Shipka stunned in a sheer yellow Valentino embroidered midi dress with delicate flower inlays. She kept her makeup fresh, donning a subtle glow and raspberry lip. Meanwhile, The Crown's Claire Foy cozied up with co-star Matt Smith on the red carpet in a silk floral dress with a flared hemline, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw added a unique twist to the trend with a furry Alice + Olivia crop top and high-waist skirt.  See more of our favorite looks from the fete below.