8 Celebrity-Inspired Braided Hairstyles To Keep You Cool All Summer

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When the summer heat hits, it’s hard to think about anything, much less how you’re going to style your hair. With braids, there are endless styles that elevate your whole look and keep you cool. Take a peek at some of the best braided options, inspired by some of our favorite celebrity style moments.

Sectioned French Braids

Tracee Ellis Ross has some of the best braided hairstyles we’ve ever seen. This one in particular is perfect to beat the summer heat. @traceeellisross

Long Braids

Do you remember where you were when Zendaya dropped these goddess-level selfies and practically broke the internet? These long braids (paired with a sunny setting and rosy lip) make for a perfect summery look — not to mention it’s a great protective style. @zendaya

Wispy Pigtails

These braids on Vanessa Hudgens feature some wispy strands that give the look an effortless feel.@vanessahudgens

Braided Front Pieces

If you love the hair-down look but don’t want your sweaty hairline to get in the way, try these braided front pieces that Kim Kardashian wore in a recent KKW Beauty campaign.@kimkardashian

Classic Pigtails

Braided pigtails are simple, classic, and timeless. Just like Busy Philipps.@busyphilipps

Braided Updo

Ariana Grande’s hairstylist Chris Appleton created this gorgeous look for the singer, and it’s an ideal style for super hot days — especially if you have outgrown curtain bangs that you’re desperate to get out of your face. @chrisappleton1

Braided Crown

Anya Taylor-Joy is very much giving us fairy vibes with this braided crown.@anyataylorjoy

Pony Braids

Y2K-inspired looks are certainly on-trend this summer, and these adorable ponytail braids are no exception.@haileybieber

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