Trend Alert: *This* Is the Braid of Summer

You know the full head of cornrows you used to get on vacation in the Bahamas? Well, this summer’s trendiest braid slightly resembles those, in a much more grown-up way. We give you, the center part braid.

Spotted on celebs and style stars like Sofia Richie, Kate Bosworth and Naya Rivera, it’s exactly what it sounds like: one singular braid at the center of your scalp, where a middle part would normally be. 

Use a rat-tail comb to create a one- to two-inch-thick section from your forehead to the crown of your head, pin down the loose hair (so it doesn’t get in the way) and then create a minuscule French braid with the section. Secure it with a little clear elastic and voila! Trendiest hairstyle of summer, in five minutes flat.

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