Date Night Beauty: Mix Things Up With Braids

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Sexy Hair: Braids For Date Night
Fishtail, crown braids, and more twists you've got to try.

Cute outfit? Check. Sexy stilettos? Check. Now, what to do with your hair?

From crown braids to a basic side twist, these styles are sure impress your date — and you can totally get away with the styles with unwashed hair.

Add a flirty twist to even the most low-key of dates with these sweet-meets-sexy braid styles.

1. Casual Date Pick: Basic Side Braid
Last-minute date with the hot guy you met online? OK, breathe. Then, gather your hair into a low pony, slightly to one side of your neck (smoothing out any lumps along the way). Then, separate hair into three pieces, rotating the outer two across the middle until you've completed a cute and care-free style.

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2. Trendy Date Pick: Fishtail Braid
Much thanks to Rihanna, this mermaid style has been making waves for some time now. Keep it tight for a more refined style, or loosen things up for a breezy beach look. Lauren Conrad shows you how to create the perfect fishtail.

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3. Fun Night Out Pick: Braids In Hiding
Looking for a more subtle, yet totally sexy, way to work braids into your evening? Apply the same basic techniques from Tip #1 on 2-3 1/2-1 in. pieces of hair (we suggest focusing around the ears, bringing attention to the neck) to keep him guessing.

4. Outdoor Concert Pick: Braided Crown
Ethereal-meets-edgy in this boho-chic style, which we suggest for anything involving a picnic or park. Attending a weekend festival? This braid gets better by the day (just add beads or fresh flowers for a little pick-me-up). Check out this Coachella Crown Tutorial from Free People.

5. Romantic Evening Pick: Heidi Braids
This braid style is as simple as it is sweet. All you have to do is create two pigtail braids (as thin or as thick as you'd like), then secure them at the top of your head with bobby pins, adding a little hairspray to eliminate frizz.

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