By Sarah Walter
May 19, 2014 @ 11:50 am

Braids have been given a major overhaul in the last few years thanks to the creations of highly sought after hair stylists like Mark Townsend and Riawna Capri, who have braided the tresses of models and celebrities alike for their work found in editorials and on red carpets. These aren’t the Little House on the Prairie plaits of your youth, but a tried-and-true style that continues to evolve into countless possibilities.

Click through our gallery to see our 16 favorite ways that stars have taken on the trend.