If you’ve been rocking the same side braid since you were eleven-years-old, it is time to switch it up. There are so many cool variations on the basic braid, and a lot of them don’t involve mastering the confusing fishtail braid. Mindy Kaling attended the Costume Designers Guild Awards and styled her hair in a massive braid that was way more interesting than your basic braid.

Mindy Kaling's Side Braid

Mindy wore her hair in a side part, with the ends pulled back into a large bun that went into a gorgeous braid. Her hair looked so thick and shiny. Even Elsa would be jealous of Mindy’s gorgeous braid; it doesn’t matter whether there are extensions in it or not. The braid allowed you to get a good look at Mindy’s new-ish blonde ombre dye job, and those pretty chandelier earrings. The look reminds me of I Dream Of Jeannie crossed with Meg from Disney’s Hercules, who had the thickest ponytail I have ever seen.

Mindy’s updo also worked really well with her bright green, embroidered Salvador Perez gown. It didn’t cover up any of the detail work, and it had a similar feel as the dress and accessories. Mindy’s dark lipstick and flirty lashes completed the stunning look nicely.

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Even if you don’t have hair quite as long or thick as Mindy’s, you should definitely give this braided updo a try. It’s fairly simple to create, and it doesn’t look like you stuck a challah bread on your head.

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