8 Braided hairstyles you have to try this summer

Braided hairstyles are romantic, practical and perfect for hiding a bad hair day, which is why they are such a summertime essential. Trust me, when it's hot and humid out, these styles are a godsend. Heck, it's probably the smartest way to wear your hair all season. And I'm not talking a plain ol' Pochontas braid either!

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Braided hairstyles are such an easy way to keep your hair off your face and still look effortlessly flawless. Fresh out of ideas? Check out some of these gorgeous celebrities and their cool braided hairstyles for inspiration!

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