Vacations, rooftop brunches, and day parties are in full swing — and each of these occasions call for a head-turning hairstyle. I, for one, spend all year planning which braided hairstyles I’m going to wear in the summertime. Box braids, stitch cornrows, and passion twists all come to mind as I dream of an upcoming getaway. 

With temperatures rising, it’s time to book your appointment. The It Girl braided hairstyle of this summer is poised to be boho braids. The look combines sleek knotless braids with curly tendrils, as seen on Zoe Kravitz and Jordyn Woods, who regularly wear the style. The easy-going nature of the look was destined for backyard barbeques or an evening watching the sunset. (More on that below.) 

If you are planning to be in the tropics — where balmy conditions are a sure thing — you’ll want to consider curly tribal braids. Braider to New York and Los Angeles’ most stylish, Shanna St.Cyr, says the hairstyle (which combines tribal braids and a curly sew-in) is the ultimate vacation look: Humidity and a quick dip in the water will only enhance the style. 

To keep your braided style just-left-the-salon fresh, you’ll want to stock up on a few products. A quality edge control is essential to lay your edges and take your braids the extra mile, says Larry Sims, a Los Angeles-based hairstylist and co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union. Additionally, a hydrating scalp spray and moisturizing oil help to keep your hair and scalp healthy while you have your protective style in. We love the viral Mielle Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil.

Keep scrolling to discover even more of Allure’s favorite braided hairstyles that’ll carry you from June through September. 

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