As much as we love warm, sunny days, we don’t always love what they do to our hair. Between frizz, oiliness and environmental damage, the spring and summer months can feel like an uphill hair battle. So to keep it in check, it’s key to choose a style that endures the elements—and for that, nothing beats a braid.
The style is a go-to for film hairstylist Linda Flowers, who’s responsible for creating Jennifer Lawrence’s infamous Katniss braid from The Hunger Games. Perfect for long days of shooting outdoors, she says, a braid "is contained, but it doesn’t sacrifice beauty. Plus, touch ups are as simple as a bobby pin or a shot of hairspray."
Click through above for nine stay-all-day braids to try as the weather heats up.