2. The Halo Braid
Easiest to pull off if you have long locks, but you can also get the look with most lengths by French braiding across the top (as opposed to wrapping a single braid around your head). This classic day-to-night braid is a great way to get your mane off your face and it looks good from any angle. Comb the back of your head in a zig-zag parting (to avoid any harsh lines at the back), then section off one side of the hair while you braid across the top of the other side (do an inverse braid), then braid the other side of the head. Then, wrap the two braids together across the back of the head using bobby pins to secure them in place. Pull on any braid loops to make them look less harsh against the head. Spray hairspray to finish.