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The braid trend is still not going anywhere. While some braided styles are cool and care-free--like the boxer braids and the messy side braids--others are more chic, romantic and even sophisticated. But the best part about braids is that they are practical and versatile and can be worn for any occasion; that's why they have become a red carpet staple. Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez and even Chiquis Rivera have rocked beautiful braided looks to red carpet events. Here are some gorgeous celeb-inspired braided styles that can help you update your summer hairdos!

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Braids are such a quick and easy way to take any hairstyle to the next level. Put your hair in a braid and wrap it in a quick bun and you're instantly put-together. Trenzas are also perfect for looking amazing even on bad hair days. I know many of you (me included) have used a simple braid to jazz up some frizzy hair. This is why they are such a summertime essential.

Get some inspiration from celebs like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez (who appears on our list more than once, since she is a braid-lover) and Selena Gomez and get ready to rock some cool braids this summer. Whether it's gorgeous careless braids, like Karla Martinez wears them, or more elaborate braids, like Becky G's in the picture above, dare to try these!

Salma Hayek loves braided hairstyles and sports them with so much elegance. 1

Salma Hayek loves braided hairstyles and sports them with so much elegance.

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For the Oscars red carpet, the Mexican actress upgrade a traditional low bun with side braids and face-framing tendrils. 

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Jennifer Lopez added some rings to her boxer braids. 2

Braid rings are so in right now and the "Dinero" singer surely knows how to rock this trend. 

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Chiquis Rivera gives us some serious #hairgoals. 3

The singer braided two French braids in the top center of her hair, adding some rings and twisting the loose ends into two top knots. Love it!

Christina Aguilera rocked her boxer braids with huge hoop earrings. 4

Boxer braids are all the rage right now! 

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Jacqie Rivera combined a side trench braid with a messy fishtail. 5

Jenni Rivera's daughter looks flawless with this perfectly messy hairstyle. 

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Shakira braided her two-tone hair into the perfect Dutch braid. 6

It seems like the Colombian singer may have used some hair extensions to get this fierce two-tone braid. 

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J.Lo gave us some serious hair envy with this glamorous braided updo. 7

This gorgeous updo was created by her favorite hairstylist Chris Appleton, who also works regularly with Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande. 

Selena Gomez's high braided ponytail revealed her edgy new undercut. 8

The braided ponytail is a versatile hairstyle that will never go out of style. 

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Jessica Alba's side braids gave her hairstyle a Bohemian vibe. 9

This boho style is so cute, yet simple and easy to pull off. 

Eiza Gonzalez's hairstyle is chic and sophisticated. 10

Eiza Gonzalez's hairstyle is chic and sophisticated.

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The Mexican actress's fishtail braid looks perfect from all angles and it works for literally any occasion.  

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Roselyn Sanchez is another fan of the double French braid. 11

The Puerto Rican actress rocked this trendy hairstyle while out with a friend.

Alejandra Espinoza wore her hair in a messy fishtail braid. 12

I love how she complemented her long, evening gown with a simple fishtail braid.

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Kenia Ontiveros added some peacock feathers to her braids. 13

This is a great idea for taking your braided hairstyle to the next level.

Kenia Ontiveros added a cute top braid to her sleek mane of hair. 14

This simple braid gave her hairstyle an instant update; it is cute and chic. 

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Christina Milian looked so cute with her double strand side braid. 15

This hairstyle is a great idea for us girls with natural hair, and it's so cute that you can wear it even to a date. 

Karla Martinez added some flair to her waves with a tiny side Dutch braid. 16

A simple braid on the side gives loose waves an instant edge.

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Demi Lovato wears her hair braided during her 'Tell Me You Love Me' tour. 17

The singer has been rocking double Dutch braids on stage during one of her performances during her latest tour. 

Zuleyka Rivera took over the Latin Billboard red carpet with this high braided ponytail. 18

Zuleyka Rivera took over the Latin Billboard red carpet with this high braided ponytail.

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The former Miss Universe used some hair extensions to achieve this very long and sexy braided ponytail. 

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Galilea Montijo opted for an edgy half-up, half-down style complete with braids. 19

The Mexican TV host is a huge fan of braided hairstyles and she always manages to look fabulous. Here, the multiple French braids give her half-up, half-down style some serious edge. 

Becky G's braid game is on point. 20

The "Mayores" singer's four Dutch braids were impeccable. 

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Zoe Saldana sported a perfect, high braided ponytail on the red carpet. 21

Zoe Saldana sported a perfect, high braided ponytail on the red carpet.

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This style is a red carpet staple.  

Clarissa Molina dressed up her high ponytail with a tiny center braid. 22

Clarissa Molina dressed up her high ponytail with a tiny center braid.

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You really don't have to be a master at braiding to achieve a chic braided hairstyle. Clarissa's look is proof that a simple braid can take a traditional hairdo like a ponytail to the next level. 

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Lili Estefan went for a messy side braid. 23

Lili Estefan went for a messy side braid.

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Yes, it is totally okay (and on trend!) to complement an evening gown with a messy side braid, like Lili did for the Latin Grammy red carpet. 

Gaby Espino shows off her loose boxer braids. 24

Going to sleep with double Dutch or boxer braids will give your hair beautiful no-heat waves overnight

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Chiquis' braided half-up, half-down style is perfectly imperfect. 25

The star added her very own twist to the traditional half-up, half-down style by braiding three loose French braids on the top part and wearing the rest of the hair in beautiful loose waves. 

Shakira shows us her very own version of the crown braid. 26

Instead of braiding the whole front part of her hair into the perfect crown braid, the Colombian singer let the ends loose, framing the left side of her face. I'm in love with this style! 

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Chiquinquirá Delgado accessorized a messy, chunky side braid with a hat. 27

This hairstyle is perfect for an effortless, gorgeous look. 

Add a little edge to a straight, sleek hairstyle with a center braid. 28

Look how fierce Jacqie looked sporting this style!

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Thalia donned a cute, two-strand braid while enjoying the outdoors with her family. 29

This style is so versatile! You can wear it for almost any occasion, from dropping off the kids at school, to working out, to a night out in the town.

Alejandra Espinoza makes the messy boxer braids look flawless. 30

Leave it to the Mexican TV host to make any style look cool. 

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Dascha Polanco bedazzled with her braids. 31

The former Orange is the New Black star added some sparkle to her braided pigtails with some embellishments. 

Khloe Kardashian blinged out her cool hairstyle with some braid rings. 32

Khloe Kardashian blinged out her cool hairstyle with some braid rings.

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Adding some braid rings will take your hairdo to the next level. 

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Ariana Grande updated her signature ponytail. 33

Celeb hairstylist Chris Appleton added three tiny French braids and embellishments to the singer's signature ponytail, and I'm obsessed! 

Karla Martinez's take on the French braid is the perfect style for summer. 34

I love how Karla's style features an off-center French braid that ends in a chunky side braid. 

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Kim Kardashian and daughter North West rocked matching boxer braids. 35

 And they looked simply adorable. 

Leslie Grace has been rocking some cool box braids. 36

The singer loves to try out new hairstyles and these box braids are dope! 

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Kylie Jenner's care-free boxer braids are the perfect vacation hairstyle. 37

The makeup mogul rocked this simple style during a recent vacation in Turks and Caicos, with boyfriend Travis Scott and daughter Stormi. 

J.Lo rocked some tiny braids and baby bun. 38

This look is courtesy of her favorite hairstylist Chris Appleton.

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Galilea Montijo's achieved a dramatic look with a chunky Dutch braid. 39

Looking for a dramatic hairstyle? Gali's chunky braid is a good pick. 

Francisca Lachapel's side braids added a cute touch to her wavy hair. 40

Francisca Lachapel's side braids added a cute touch to her wavy hair.

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She looked amazing!