There’s only one hairstyle that can survive ninety-degree weather, an afternoon swim, and a bikini body workout plan, which why everyone is rocking braids this summer. It takes more than a few harsh elements to disrupt the protective style, and a little fun in the sun won’t cause the ‘do to shift shape.

The hairstyling technique, which includes stitching three strands together to create simple to intricate patterns helps to control flyaways and keeps unintentional puffiness at bay.

What we love most about braids, are the unlimited ways to wear them. Everyone may be rocking the look, but there are a number of ways to make it your own. Just take a cue from the celebrities in the gallery below, who’ve personalized summer’s go-to ‘do with unique parting and vibrant hues.

Gabrielle Union

Justine Skye

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by 👽 (@justineskye) on

Jordyn Woods



View this post on Instagram

bomb ass braids by @e_scizorhands

A post shared by karrueche (@karrueche) on

Cynthia Bailey

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Cynthia Bailey (@cynthiabailey10) on


Keri Hilson


View this post on Instagram

reppin 🇧🇧 and the whole #WestIndies

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on

Jhene Aiko

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Chilombo (@jheneaiko) on



Loading the player...