By Marianne Mychaskiw
Feb 09, 2012 @ 5:45 pm
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Gone are the days of the perfect schoolgirl-esque plait—stars are showing off tons of new ways to wear a braid! We're loving Maria Menounos’s half-updo with intertwined plaits, Karolina Kurkova’s milkmaid-inspired updo, and Shailene Woodley’s ropey side braid. Click through our gallery to get a closer look at their looks, and see more celebrity braids!

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