Nothing says summer more than a cute braid—and after spotting some seriously cool styles at Miami Swim Week, we’re convinced that TIGI global creative director Nick Irwin is pretty much a hair magician. Surprisingly, our favorite runway looks weren’t complicated French-braided updos, fishtails, Dutch braids or waterfalls (although we’re fans of those, too!). They actually all consisted of fresh updates on the classic, simple three-strand braid you learned as a kid—which means (hooray!) they’re super-easy to copy at home.
Click through to learn how to recreate these four amazing styles and the key products Irwin used to get the looks right.