From the streets to the runway. If braids weren't cemented as the hairdo of choice of 2016, then it sure is making a claim for it in Spring 2017. I personally think braids are dandy. I love 'em. They remind me of Frida Kahlo and just playing around with my cousins in Mexico after a face-lift inducing braiding session at the hands of my aunt. I like braids when they're contrasted with something typically fancy, or to take it even further, the furthest away from ethnic as possible. Like most things in design and fashion, that extreme contrast between low and high create the lovely tension that makes that thing in question memorable.