With summer just around the corner, and beachy weekend getaways mere weeks away, we’re on the hunt for the perfect protective hairstyle.

While we live for box braids or traditional twists, they’re an obvious no-brainer when it comes to protective styles, we love to see a twist on a classic style.

And earlier this week Nia Long showed us how to do this flawlessly. 

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The actress recently took to Instagram to debut a new cornrowed hairstyle.

Created by celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen, the half-braided half-twisted look is the perfect remix on the classic Fulani style braids. 

Of course, braids are nothing new to Nia. Just one look at her hairstyles over the years and you’ll see she always rocks a braided ‘do.