Lindsay Lohan And January Jones' Messy French Braids: Who Wore It Better? (PHOTOS)

Now that it's finally spring, we can expect to see more braided hairstyles on the red carpet. Unlike a classic chignon or retro side-swept waves, braids add a fresh and fun touch to any ensemble. But that's only if they're styled right.

Lindsay Lohan tried her hands at a messy French braid for the Los Angeles premiere of "Scary Movie V" on Thursday night. The intricate plaits formed a headband towards the front, then wrapped into a low ponytail. Lindsay added another layer of interest by allowing a few strands to cascade down the side of her cleavage-baring Dolce & Gabbana dress.

And earlier this week, January Jones showed up at the 3rd Annual Coach Evening to Benefit Children's Defense Fund wearing a messy French braid updo that reminded us of our childhood. With her blonde locks loosely braided up, the "Mad Men" star's winged eyeliner and red-orange lipstick popped against her porcelain complexion.

So which French braid hairstyle do you prefer: Lindsay's half-up, half-down look or January Jones' plaited updo? Check out the photos below and tell us what you think.


lindsay lohan messy french braid

january jones messy french braid

Here's the braid in its many manifestations:

Braids Throughout History

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