All the best hair intentions never stand a chance against the long, humid days that are nearly upon us. Instead of splurging on goops and waxes and spending hours with your straightener, try switching things up with a fun new braid style. (And no, we’d never judge you if you actually spent that time just taking this story straight to the salon and letting someone else do it for you.)

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MACRAME BRAID

Like that class we took in high school, except the final result is much prettier.

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LOOSE FISHTAIL PONYTAIL

Katniss would definitely rock this.

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MINI BRAID

Small but powerful.

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PONYTAIL WATERFALL

The perfect post-workout accessory.

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UPSIDE-DOWN BRAID BUN

The sock bun just outdid itself.

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DOUBLE BRAIDS

We fully endorse a wedding braid. But you can also bust this one out anytime.

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WRAPAROUND SIDE BRAID

Braids + backless = spring goals.

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HALF-UP CROWN

The most gorgeous way to add volume when hair feels flat.

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BOXER BRAIDS

OK, fine. We'll start taking boxing classes.

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BOXY FRENCH BRAID

Romantic beach setting not included.

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TWISTED ROPE BRAID

Bookmark for when your blowout is in its final days.

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BRAID CROWN

The most fairy-tale hair-do in all the land.

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ALLOVER BRAIDS

The dream of the '90s is alive.

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PULL-THROUGH BRAID

Full. Fluffy. Fun.

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BOHO BRAID

Effortlessly chic.

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TOP KNOT CORNROWS

Two-for-one special.

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BRAIDED BUNS

Ooooops. We just drooled all over our keyboard.

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