1 of 15 Paras Griffin
Keep the hair out of your face this summer by slicking your hair back into a ponytail and braiding the rest. Pull the braid towards your forehead and pin it at the top of your crown.
2 of 15 Kevin Mazur/KCSports2016
Long flowing strands were made for fun styles like this. Part your hair from ear-to-ear and down the center, then twist your strands into two mini buns and finger rake the rest of your hair for a look that's carefree and cool.
3 of 15 Alessia Gammarota
If you're rocking your natural but looking for a change, try experimenting with color. This blonde hue is perfect for cinnamon skin beauties.
4 of 15 vincenzo grillo
Box braids are the ultimate summer style. Leave them long and flowy or style them in a half-up style like Teen Vogue EIC, Elaine Welteroth.
5 of 15 Jason LaVeris
When you're short on time, a top knot can be a life saver. It's quick and easy to style and still looks polished.
6 of 15 Jason LaVeris
Locs are having a moment right now and we're so here for it. If you're afraid to commit, take a cue from Meagan Good and try this goddess loc style. If you're feeling particularly daring, you can even try shaving one side of your head to say super cool as the temperatures rise.
7 of 15 Pascal Le Segretain
You can't go wrong with a fishtail braid. The messier, the better.
8 of 15 Kevin Mazur
Channel your inner Nubian queen and style your hair with Bantu knots. They're low maintenance and make for an awesome twist-out style the following week.
9 of 15 Mark Sullivan
Protective styles are great, but everyone once in a while it's fun to let your hair loose. Stretch your strands by leaving twists in over night and unravel them in the morning for optimal carefree Black girl style.
10 of 15 Gregg DeGuire
Perk up your hair with a super cute hair accessory to add a little joosh to dull strands.
11 of 15 David Livingston
Plain braids are cute, but embellished braids are better. Accent your braids with metallic rings, feathers or hair tattoos to take your style to the next level.
12 of 15 Jason Merritt
Who says top knots have to be boring? braid up the back and leave a few wispy strands out in the front for a look that's effortlessly chic.
13 of 15 Allen Berezovsky
Twin buns are perfect for keeping cool in the summer and they're low stress on your strands.
14 of 15 Alessia Gammarota
Keep the tension off your edges and style your curls into a high side ponytail.
15 of 15 vincenzo grillo
If you've got curls, flaunt them. There's no point in straightening your strands during the summer anyway!
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