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In the sultry summer heat, your hair is often your worst enemy.

But a braid can be your best friend. Seen on runways like cool-kid favorite designer Alexander Wang and on cool-kids themselves like Alexa Chung, braids sweep the hair out of the face while still looking glamorous, and (bonus!) it's a style that's easy to work in while hair's wet, to avoid the sweat-inducing hair dryer.

Refinery29.com has tips on three great coiled coifs, pictured above. And more easy ideas for summer hair, check out Refinery29.com's article on Five Styling Tips for Breezy Summer Hair.