The Hottest Updos, Braids & Ponytails for Summer!

It's steamy out so you want to get your hair off your neck. But a plain old pony won't do. Instead, impress your friends (and turn guys' heads too) with these star-tested dos

  • THE LAID-BACK SIDE BRAID photo | Lea Michele

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Updated: Thursday Aug 02, 2012 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Alex Apatoff


To pull off this undone braid, which Lea Michele recently wore to a cocktail party, sweep hair to one side, begin a loose French braid at the scalp, then haphazardly plait the tail. For the finished (or rather, unfinished) look, do as Lea does and wrap then pin stray pieces around the braid.