Braids are one of the hottest trends right now in hair, showing up everywhere from the runway, to fashion editorials, to bridal hair styles, to the gym. Go tribal with messy braids, spiked with small dashes of color from beads or feathers, bridal with ribbons, pearls or small crystal strands woven in, or warrior when you work out, to keep your hair away from your face. Add small flowers for an earthy look. Pinterest has lots of inspirational styles where you can see step by step instructions to create simple to elaborate braids. For those of us who are less nimble doing our own hair, a small partial braid pinned up with a simple hair pin looks polished and sweet. Practice makes perfect.