It seems as if every week there’s a new hair trend that’s gaining popularity on Instagram. The social media platform has become a hub of inspiration for beauty junkies across the web. It’s even made it possible to feel more connected to our favorite celebrities by gaining an inside look into their daily lives. Thankfully for us, celebs love to document their beauty moves on Instagram, specifically their boldest, wildest hair changes and hairstyles. And, it comes as no surprise that celebrity hair stylists have recently been putting their clients in some of the prettiest and most memorable braids we’ve ever seen. Braids were huge in the ’90s, and although they seemed to have fizzled away for a bit, they’ve now returned with a vengeance. These gorgeous braids have each gained hundreds of thousands of likes because they really are pleasing to the eye. Take a look at some of these ‘dos, and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.
Hair jewelry and baubles have always been around, but pierced braids have not. Many credit Shay's hairstylist, Chris Appleton, for bringing this bold hair trend into the public eye.
Watch us try it ourselves here.
Kim Kardashian and North West
Twinning is always fun, whether it's with your bestie or your mom. Kim Kardashian and North West garnered over 1 million likes for their cute Dutch braid moment.
In this very rare sighting, Selena Gomez (who usually sticks to voluminous waves) also tried out the Dutch braid trend.
Blake Lively says this braid was "nature-inspired," thanks to all of its twists and turns. Watch our tutorial on how to re-create this next-level look.
Emma Roberts stunned when she decided to dye her hair a shade she called "desert rose" at this year's Coachella music festival. This hidden braid was her next best hair move.
Lucy Hale gave us her spin on flower crowns with this Pinterest-worthy look. She added actual blooms to her crown braid, and made sure to leave a few strands out for a romantic touch.
Lily Aldridge is always on trend, whether it be with her edgy topknots or her bold makeup looks. She made sure to test-drive braids several times this year, but this pair take the cake.
Supermodel Joan Smalls definitely made heads turn with this half-braided updo.
Kourtney Kardashian took her single French braid to new lengths (literally!) by using extensions to complete the look.
Bella Hadid and Stella Maxwell
Bella Hadid and Stella Maxwell wore wet-look braided ponytails while gracing the catwalk at the Giles Spring/Summer 2016 show during London Fashion Week.
Kylie Jenner is never afraid to try new hair looks—seriously, she's tried everything at this point. This pretty, braided ponytail is much more casual than many of her other hairstyles.
Zendaya is usually spotted in gorgeous, bountiful curls. Fans loved seeing her selfie in this set of braids, which gained 1 million likes.
Lauren Conrad is the epitome of Instagram inspiration: She even has a special filter that she won't share with anyone else. The style icon looked stunning in this crown braid and messy bun combo.
We had to include Lucy Hale twice on this list, thanks to the surprise braid she wore to this year's Billboard Music Awards. From the front, it looked as if she was wearing a regular ponytail with a center part.
Of course the queen herself has treated fans to some braid-spiration. She even went ahead and added some roses to her crown for a flirty touch.