7 Sexy Summer Braided Hairstyles

Why go for the blow-dryer this season when you can take an extra few minutes to create a sassy, fun braided hairstyle sans heat? These ‘dos will keep you looking (and feeling) cool.  

1. Braids: Christina Milian

Christina Millian

Elegant and sophistated, this style is perfect for a night out in town. Sleek your hair back into a sock bun; leave a few strands out, braid it around the bun and you’ll be ready to go! 

2. Braids: Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky

This braid is soft, fun and easy to create – keep it loose on top and use a little bit of spray to tame those flyaway’s. 

3. Braids: Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

We love this gorgeous romantic braid, it’s easy to create and elegantly flattering for any face shape.  

 

4. Braids: Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

This basic, sexy side braid is the perfect do for a first date, gather your hair to one side and braid normally. 

5. Braids: Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

A French braid along the hairline is slightly difficult to create, but it’s an easy way to add sass to any outfit.

 

6. Braids: Shakira

Shakira

One of our favorite basic, tousled side braids – start to loosely French braid from behind your ear until you’ve reached your other ear and tie it off with an elastic band. 

 

7. Braids: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Fancy up your night with a sleek half braided ponytail. Comb your hair back into a ponytail; braid it half way, seal it with a band and you’re good to go!