Summer calls for hairstyles that are chic, fuss-free, and long-lasting because once those long summer weekends finally hit, the last thing we want to be doing is dealing with finicky styles. Especially when the temperatures are soaring and we have a full day of plans ahead of us. (Have you ever tried to fix a complicated updo in the rearview mirror of a car while parked outside of your favorite brunch spot? It’s not fun.) That’s why braids are our go-to.
You see, no matter what your hair type or texture, we firmly believe that there’s a braided hairstyle out there with your name on it. It might just be that you haven’t found just the right style yet, which is why some hair inspiration (hair-spiration?) is long overdue. Keep scrolling to see 15 braided hairstyles—ranging from easy to advanced—that we think are perfect for breaking out in summer 2021. Happy braiding, everyone.