Autumn has officially arrived, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to our summer protective styles. The low-maintenance hairdos can be rocked year-round, and especially if we’re talking about braids. Whether you prefer cornrows, box braids, or chunky plaits, there are numerous ways to update ‘do for fall. Plus, if you want to get creative, you can always turn to celebrities like Tierra Whack, Zoe Kravitz, and FKA Twigs (to name a few) for inspiration. Be it short or long, blond, or beaded, the possibilities for one-upping your look are cool and endless. It’s time to bid boring braids adieu, and say hello to side buns, swirls, and more creative styles in the gallery below.