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It’s officially summer now, a season for styling that shouldn’t involve hot tools. And when it comes to heat-free designs, braids offer a lot of potential. Whether you’re looking for a style that gets your hair up and out of your face or simply want to add some interest to your natural waves, braiding offers lots of options. You may think you’ve tried every braid under the sun, or that the only braids you don’t know are insanely complicated, but these four styles are quick, easy, and fresh. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions for completing each. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Eva Helene Skarvig by Ruben Vega for Vanidad

Is it summer yet? Because I’m ready to bypass spring and pull out my cut off denim and start wearing bohemian-inspired braids. For me the ideal look is part free-spirited and part mis-shapen, a perfect style for laid-back off duty days or even a glamorous event if you know how to work it. Lucky for all of us, I spotted the quintessential braid while perusing a magazine. It’s braided, looped, pinched, and super easy to emulate. To get the look, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →