Three Stars, One Edgy Braided Hair Look. Who Wore It Best?

06/20/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

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Not every star can get as “crazy” with their hair as Pink or Jada Pinkett Smith. But what’s a girl famous for her beautiful tresses to do when she wants to add a little spice — sans a major hair makeover?

These three stars all had the same idea, though they attempted it at three different levels of difficulty. Scarlett Johansson (center) kicked off the trend late last year, adding two thin plaits up and across her Veronica Lake-inspired waves like a headband.

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Then a few weeks ago, Jennifer Aniston went for a similar look (see it from all sides here), but with just one braid, the look was a little less funky and a little more glam.

And Wednesday night, Khloé Kardashian went for the boldest look of the three, adding three tight cornrows into her long, side-parted waves, giving us serious Rihanna vibes.

Tell us: Would you try this look? Whose take on the trend is your favorite?

–Alex Apatoff

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Ruth on

Jennifer look best with this hair, Even thought she got little old,

msmick on

How about a 4th choice………..none of the above!!!

Terri on


asantewaa on

African beauty appeals to non Africans and Africans alike. Oh that the media would give credit, to the old dark women who originated these styles.

Elizabeth on

I think they all look cute.

Life goes on on

I can do without anything Kardashians.

janet on

Jennifers looks the best.

Ruth -your comment doesn’t make sense.

MistressCinder on

Braids in hair has been around though out recorded history. My Norse ancestors were sporting these looks hundreds of years ago. You could also say they were inspired by Game of Thrones. A show that sports very elaborate and beautiful braids.

Carissa J on

Khloe Kardashian looks the cutest by far! Love that hairdo on her!

Beka on

Jen’s and then Khloe’s. But I really prefer none.

Amm on

None of them!

Lydia on

Jennifer is too old for braids.

Dawn on

out of the three i actually like Khloe’s best. It looks best put together.

Alice on

They all look like all the kids I knew in high school who went on family vacation to Cancun (or FL) and came back with head lice. Seriously?! Who thinks this style looks at all good? All three of these ladies could and have looked so much better. Stylist Fail.

lorelei51h on


Yvonne on

This is not a style that looks good on anyone over the age of 18 (unless you’re Rihanna and you still look like a teenager). This is a teen look, period. Anyone else who tries to wear this looks silly, sorry.

Jennifer on

Jennifer’s is best soft and elegant. Khloe’s looks like she is trying to be black which she’s not!

Good Tx Girl on

I actually like Khloe’s best….its so well done!

Good Tx Girl on

What is the deal with Scar-Jo’s hair? It always looks sloppy and tacky – even braided

Kimbee on

Asantewaa- you’re SO right. “Dark women” get NO credit. They don’t have their own hair magazine featuring ONLY “dark women”. Get a clue. How about all of the “dark women”get who try to go blonde? Are they giving credit to the “light women” who started that trend?

matt on

Kardashians are all so digusting, who can even look at the photo to judge? Scarlett is always #1, way beyond the Kardashians in every and any way.

Neen on

I see what they are doing here…they are mimicking the half shaved head trend but instead of shaving the one side they are braiding. Less permanent but I don’t see what is so great about it…one person does it and then all the stylists have to jump on the bandwagon I guess. Whatever…kind of like a fake tatoo or something…

Smithy on

Jennifer looks too old for this look.
Scarlett looks like she’s had surgery for a head wound.
Khloe – best

bendover on

first off, how is khloe K a star? secondly their ages are 44 ,28 ,28 respectively. I think these braids are better suited to the 28 yr olds. Its a reach for J.Aniston. Another case of holding on to youth.

Dee on

Khloe by far looks the best! Her entire ensemble from head to toe looked gorgeous on her….and for all those who disrespect her just because she is a Kardashian need to look at the whole family, she is without a doubt the most level-headed of them all!

cynda on

Khloe definitely looks the best. I don’t know what she has done to herself lately but she looks absolutely stunning. Definitely the most beautiful of all the sisters.

Cynda P. on

Khloe definitely looks the best. I don’t what she’s done to herself lately, but she looks absolutely stunning. She is absolutely the most beautiful of all the sisters.

fan of boardwalk empire on

Not a fan of the corn row look- Sorry Ladies.

Teknosbeka on

Jennifer looks the best of these three (though this is far from her best look) due to lack of scalp showing. The line of scalp with tautly pulled hair is unappealing on the other two.

Oli- on

Did Khloe pumped her lips?

debby on

Khloe look hot!

Julesy on

I don’t like any of them. It looks dumb. It would be better as a French braid or a braided ponytail.

Kathie on

i like Scarlett’s the best

Kathie on

and yes, i would try it

lisa on


lisa on

horrible look

lilah on

Alicia Keys, but oh shes not there! Wonder why?

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