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13 New Ways To Style Your Hair In 2016 That Are Actually Pretty

*hair goals*

This is Sarah Potempa, a celebrity hairstylist who happens to be a straight baller when it comes to braids.

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With her #365DaysOfBraids project, Potempa has been creating and Instagramming a different braid every day of 2015.

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So BuzzFeed Life asked her to teach us her ways. Welcome to Hair Goals 2016, people.

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Let's start with the basics of braiding, shall we? Braids #1–4 are perfect for beginners.

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This video will teach you the two-, three-, four-, and five-strand braid techniques.

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Braid #5 is this loop braid, which is literally just tying your hair in knots.

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#6 is this simple AF half-milkmaid braid. Just do a side braid and pin it up over your head. Easy!

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All you'll need is an elastic and a few bobby pins. Check it out:

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#7 is a cute braid headband!

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Just grab bobby pins and some elastics.

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#8 is this waterfall braid that's perfect for growing out your bangs with a ~twist.~

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Watch exactly how to do it here:

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Style #9 is the Victoria's Secret Angel ~beach waves.~

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It's easier than you think:

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We used the Beachwaver, a curling iron that rotates itself, to get the look.

This fake bob haircut is style #10.

Use a wrap-up to tuck your long hair up into a short style.
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Use a wrap-up to tuck your long hair up into a short style.

Here's exactly how to do the faux bob, plus two more styles that are just as easy.

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You can use that accessory for a low bun or a ballerina bun.

Then, when you get your styling skills down, try style #13, inspired by Game of Thrones.

It's three different braids that look like a damn dream when they're put together.
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It's three different braids that look like a damn dream when they're put together.

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