Your Ultimate Summer Braid Guide, Straight From Instagram

We’ve got braids on the mind—and can you blame us? With the weather balmy and the temperatures rising, the last thing we want is sweaty strands on our neck (even if they’re styled into perfect beachy waves). Luckily—as it tends to do—Instagram is here to serve up some major beauty inspiration. We’ve pored through hundreds of accounts to bring you the best #summerbraids, perfect for newbies and braid masters alike. We recommend sprinkling a volumizing powder, like Bumble and Bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder ($12) or Schwarzkopf’s OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder ($24), through your strands first, for a full, fat braid.

Keep scrolling for some serious braidspiration!