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Ciara's Grown-Up Crown Braid Tops This Week's Best Beauty List

We'll never grow tired of wearing braids.

The crown braid is one of the most versatile braided hairstyles. It's also a really simple way to pull off a polished updo without opting for the usual topknot or ballerina bun. However, one of the things we struggle with when wearing a braided crown is looking our age. Thankfully, we can look to Ciara as a muse.

The "Dance Like We're Making Love" singer attended the H&M Fall 2016 show during Paris Fashion Week sporting a crown braid. Mizani Global Artistic Director Cesar Ramirez wanted to "play off the fun patterns" in Ciara's intricately patterned dress. "I immediately thought something tribal, twisted, dreaded and maybe frizzy would complete her look," he said.

The thickness of the French braid and fishtail combination made it more grown-up, while the "undone" hair wisps added a youthful touch.

See Ciara's beautiful crown braid below. Plus, find out which other celebrity braided 'dos we can't stop talking about.

Ciara
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Ciara's look is fresh-face and fashion forward. Her crown braid mimics the textures in her H&M dress. To create all the loose frizz, Ramirez pulled on each strand of each braid and lightly sprayed Mizani Shyne Bodifying Sheen Spray for slip.
Hilary Duff
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Hilary Duff attended Viacom Kids And Family Group Upfront Event in New York City wearing a chic braided updo. With her hair pulled off her face, the actress' delicate makeup and hoop earrings shine through. Have no idea how to do a French braid? Watch this easy-to-follow video.
Chrissy Teigen
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Not only is Chrissy Teigen's maternity style the best, but so are her beauty looks. The model showed up at the opening night for "Neal Brennan 3 Mics" in New York City with a glowing complexion, berry lipstick and braided ponytail.
Chrissy Teigen
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From the back, you'll see that Teigen's braided hairdo is far from average. Leaving the ends of the ponytail loose and flowy made it mature and modern. Add hair extensions like Teigen to give your locks volume and length.
Riley Keough
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Riley Keough kept it casual and carefree for Coach's Prom 2016 Party during Paris Fashion Week. We love how her thick side braid starts just below her ear. Clear elastic bandsare essential to keep braids from unraveling and they blend in seamlessly to strands.
Olivia Wilde
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This romantic braided bun complemented Olivia Wilde's Oscars gown perfectly. Slicking the sides down made it sophisticated and not too casual for the red carpet. Apply a pea-sized amount of a non-flaky gel like Organic Root Stimulator Monoi Oil Edge Tamer to keep locks in place.

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