When it comes to selecting a summer hairstyle that will outlast the heat and humidity, box braids are a practical option. It’s no wonder why so many women are rocking the ‘do this season, including Academy Award-winning actress Regina King.

For HBO’s Summer TCA Panels, King sported purple waist-length box braids. The hairstyle, which she fashioned into a half-up half-down side ponytail, looked as badass as Watchmen character, Angela Abrahams who King is set to play in the drama series this fall.

King also took to Instagram, giving us yet another way to rock the look. In a photo, King fashioned her box braids into chunky cornrows and gathered her braids into a high ponytail.

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If you thought box braids were one dimensional then think again.

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