Summer is still ongoing, and there’s no better time to spark up that 100-degree heat wave better than with a new hairstyle. No matter where your summer plans are taking you for the rest of July and August, opting in for a new style is a must for switching things up a bit. All in all, our hair is not just hair, and trying out new styles is what we do best when it’s time to slay.

Black women and women of color, have always stayed true to the art of self-expression through hair care. Whether wanting to give yourself a break by rocking some braids, or harnessing your inner wild child with that curly fro, our crowns are worth investing time and energy into- no matter what others may say or think. 

“It’s not just hair. Hair is history, symbolism, representation, culture, a form of expression and a conversation starter,” says Byrdie. “ It goes beyond the surface of superficiality when you look at the real roots of what hair is and all that it encompasses. In today’s age, hair has revolutionized into a powerful form of pride that is seen in movies, advertisements, and mainstream media more than ever before.” 

From middle parts to faux locs and everything in between, if you’re looking to change things up a bit, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, are all of the best celebrity hairstyles we love this season and all the rest. 

Pin Straight Tresses With A Side Part


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Meg always knows how to break the internet, and she definitely left us swooning over this must-try pin-straight style with a side part in early July. Side parts are an easy way to push the hair to the side and require minimal effort on a day-to-day basis.

Buzzed Pixie


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Pixie cuts are always the perfect style to try when you’re looking for a change. What’s so great about this style is that it’s super easy to wake up and head out the door with little to no effort required. For a touch of fun, try seeing a trusted hairstylist to opt-in for a bit of color, you won’t regret it!

Braided Ponytail


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Ponytails are super sexy and very easy to style. Whether you’re wanting a braid or looking to simply just let the hair out, braided ponytails can work with any outfit and are extremely easy to wear on a daily basis.

Faux Locs


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Faux locs have become a trusted protective style for decades, and are the perfect low-maintenance hairstyle for vacationing or opting in for that much-needed beach day.

Box Braids


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Keke Palmer stunned at the “Nope” premiere with a set of cute box braids that are very easy to style and wear with anything in your wardrobe.

Finger Waves With Curls


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For all the curly girls, try adding light finger waves into your next wash and go with Mielle’s Pomegranate & Honey Curl Defining Mousse With Hold. 


Micro Mini Braids


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From Zendaya to Tessa Thompson, micro mini braids are a must for simplifying your everyday beauty routine in style. This super cute protective hairdo not only protects your tresses, but can be worn in every which way from ponytails to messy braided buns.