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It may have cooled down this weekend but there is still a month of summer to go, which means there will be lots more days when it will be best to keep your hair off your neck. While there are multiple options like pony, topknots, and braids to try out, I’m feeling the braided bun. It’s a combination of two styles that I love and will certainly keep you feeling cool and looking hot. For a more wearable interpretation of the photo above, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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There aren’t many looks that transition well from a series about Vikings to the red carpet at Cannes, but a head-hugging braid pulls it off. This gorgeous style keeps hair controlled and pulls it away from the face and neck, making it a great choice for the warm days ahead. Try the technique on both sides for a mohawk effect or use it to create a faux undercut paired with mermaid waves. The possibilities are endless. Learn how to create the powerful, elegant shape in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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This ethereal modern take on a braided updo is as delicate and as pretty as a cherub, yet surprisingly easy to do, offering a great change up for anyone with mid-length or long hair. Being lived-in and undone means there’s no need to worry about a perfect copy, just a recreation of the general shape and feeling. So long as you can manage a two-strand braid and a bun, this angelic look will be a dynamic edition to your styling arsenal. For our styling tips, click notes.

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Christina of Hair Romance has dreamt up and styled yet another gorgeous braided style. This one which she calls the “Double-Dutch” features braids wrapped around themselves and pinned into place. There are many variations that you can make to this hairstyle to make it your own. For instance, try braiding in a piece of ribbon or fabric straight into the braid for peeks of color and interesting texture. Click through for a step-by-step photo process, and click here to visit her blog.

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