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