We’re all counting down the days until August so we can pack up our laptops and indulge in some serious pool time and long lazy days at the beach. But although summer is meant to be a time of carefree fun, for those of us with curly/frizzy hair, it’s also simultaneously the worst time.
So if you don’t want to think about finding ways to manage your hair and fight humidity, there’s a simple solution for that: braids. And what’s great is that whether you’re into the classic French braid, fishtails, cornrows or like to feel a little more extra with experimental shapes and length, there’s a braid for everyone.
MILLE rounds up the six best vacation-approved braided styles perfect for summer.
Unsure whether you should go for a ponytail or a braid? We’ve got your answer: the braided ponytail. Style it high and slicked back for a chic (and under control) look.
If one single braided ponytail isn’t enough, you can bring a playful edge to it by simply sectioning your hair to create as many braids as you want.
Give a nod to SoCal this summer with the coolest 90’s-inspired coif. Combine it with a total oversize denim look for authenticity.
Natural curls look amazing but they can easily turn unmanageable in the heat. Tie jumbo cornrows in a bun for a carefree and zero-stress option, ideal from swimming to dancing.
Revisit Alicia Key’s iconic Fulani braids by putting your own stamp on this throwback look. Perfectly falling on the shoulders, this braid style ensures a feminine but practical result.
A statement, extra-long, thick, whip-like braided ponytail is what you need if you’re ready to feel fiercely feminine this holiday.