8 Stylish Braids You Might Want to Get This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to embrace the beauty and versatility of braids. From protecting your natural hair to making a fashion statement, there are braids for every occasion.

In this article, we’ll explore 8 stylish braided hairstyles that are sure to elevate your look and keep you stylish all summer long.

A quick reminder that whatever braids you choose to get this summer, you should clean and oil your scalp regularly. Check out our article on Best Hair Oils for Growth.

Passion twists

passion twists
passion twists

These braids are lightweight and absolutely stunning! If you are looking for something natural and easy to maintain then this hairstyle if for you.

Just like most braided hairstyles, you can style passion twists in many different ways depending on the length. Whether it’s a high ponytail, space bun or simply let down, you can’t really run out of way to style them.

If you want more volume with this style, the twists should be thin. Thinner passion twists will also last longer (just have someone to help you take them out).

Braids with bangs

long braids with bangs
short braids with bangs

Would you like bangs? Yes, but braided please! If you are looking to add a twist, something fun and unusual to your normal box braids, get braided bangs. It gives high-fashion and we love to see it.

To add more flair, add beads or cowrie shells to the bangs or to all the strands.

Jumbo marley twists

ginger marley twists
marley twists

You can never really go wrong with twists. There’s just something about marley jumbo twists that make it so attractive to look at. If you are looking for something simple and down to earth, this is the one for you.

This hairstyle can be styled in many ways but my personal favourite in a “messy” bun and headscarf. No one does it better than the earthy girlies.

Fulani braids with curls

Fulani braids with curls at the ends
short fulani braids with curls at the ends

Instead of the regular straight-back fulani braids, why not add some curls. Fulani braids are very versatile, you can always opt for different patterns and shapes on the part braided close to the scalp.

Furthermore, curls adds a playful, flirty feels to overall look- curls add volume to the braids as well. Perfect for summer.

Not your regular cornrows

cornrows with different patterns for summer
zig zag cornrows with curls

If you are looking for simpler options for this summer, cornrows are the one for you. Don’t be boring with it though, try different patterns and shapes; you can also never go wrong with curls.

Bubble braids

bubble braids for summer
bubble braids

These are perfect for a SHORT weekend get away, not the whole summer- unfortunately. Although bubble braids are aesthetically pleasing, they do not last more than a few day.

So, if you are someone who likes to change up your look, add this hairstyle to your braids list for the summer.

Bob braids

bob braids for summer
bob braids for summer

If you are looking for something chic and “straight forward”, this one is for you. Very minimalist, polished, and easy to maintain; perfect for all your summer adventures.

Mermaid braids

mermaid braids
mermaid braids

Saving my favourite for last, mermaid braids are very popular right now and I simply cannot wait to see black women rocking this style this summer.

These hairstyle is very versatile and can be styled in so many differnt ways. Whether, it’s for a wedding, the beach or work, you can never go wrong with mermaid braids this summer.