By Marianne Mychaskiw
Jul 16, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

Celebrities like Jennifer Morrison and Freida Pinto are keeping cool this summer with creative braids. Morrison wore a cute milkmaid updo at Comic Con in San Diego, while Pinto went low-key with a breezy side-slung plait at a taping for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Both looks work best with second-day strands, but if you're working with clean hair, mist on a dry shampoo or texturizing spray to give the style extra hold. Choose bobby pins and ponytail holders in shades closest to your natural hair color to give the look a seamless, dressed-up appearance. For more great braid ideas, click through the gallery.

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