Cool off with these hot braided styles.

As much as we love our hair, it's hot outside and our necks need some cool-down time! So what else to turn to than braids? Not only are they super cute and versatile, but they also allow you to easier manage your summertime extra-curricular activities like swimming and exercising. Look on for 9 photos of braided inspiration.

Devri Velázquez

NC Content Editor Devri is a passionate writer with a deep appreciation for all forms of expressive art and culture. After being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease in 2011, Devri's personal mission has been to empower other women to focus on their individual self-care and wellness.

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