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20 beautiful hair braids that are deceptively easy to create

Do you ever gaze in envy at a friend/colleague/stranger's awesome hair braid and think, "how did she do that?" 

We're always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to style our hair and although they often look complicated, most braids are a quick (and easy!) way to update your look.

From twists on the classic French Braid to a whole host of new ways to plait, we've tracked down the ultimate 20 braided looks that you can do at home. 

Happy braiding!

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