Summer is here and if you're sick of simply tying your hair, why not braid it? Here are six textured or sleek braided looks that are perfect for the beach or a day out shopping.
The Tendril Braids
Cop Louis Vuitton and add texture to beach waves with thin delicate braids.
The Half-Pony Back Braid
It's like a ponytail and braid in one. Better accent with a ribbon to tone down the otherwise sporty vibe as seen in Brain & Beast.
The Low Messy Fish Tail
The low texture fishtail is also a great alternative for a messy bun.
The Milkmaid Braid
Do differently as seen in Hervé Léger and try to pull your hair forward a little to create the illusion of bangs.
The Corn Row
Corn rows are back with this look from Cristiano Burani. Try braiding it asymmetrically to bring the look to 2016.
The Sleek High Braid
The braid you can wear whether you're in or out of the water. If only your makeup were waterproof, too.
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Illustrations by Alex Chan