Pretty much until I was in 8th grade, my mom did my hair every morning before school. She gave me a French braid and wrapped a satin ribbon that matched whatever color I was wearing around the elastic band. If I had a photo of me in my signature hairstyle I’d post it, but first I need to go digging through boxes to find one. I have fond memories of my braids, but I’m by no means a braid expert. I haven’t worn one in 20 years! Like every trend, this one is back. Braids are all over the runways and TV, and this time around, there’s a twist. These aren’t your typical three strands of hair woven together. Read on to see our 3 favorite modern braids and our DIY to create each look. For the complete slideshow, click on "next" in the top right side of the page.