Protective styles go hand and hand with the summer. They’re also low maintenance, so it’s no wonder why we’ll be flocking to the hair salon this season to request cornrows, box braids, and extensions.

What we love most are the endless ways to wear them. You can customize each look with intricate parting, hair accessories, and even fun pops of color. Not to mention, they won’t disrupt the health your hair; hence the name protective style. There’s no better way to slay your hair for summer than with one of these dope hairdos.

For inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite looks. Check them out!