Woo, girl. Summer is finally here.
The weather's heating up, and quarantine seems to be cooling down, which means it time to show up and show out. So if there's been a hairstyle that you've been dying to try — now's the time to give it a whirl.
But with most of us being inside the house for well over a year, it's understandable if you don't even know where to begin when it comes to your summer look. Lucky for you, we've given the subject some thought.
Here, we spoke with Brendnetta Ashley, artist educator at The Salon by InStyle Inside JCPenney, along with celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union Larry Sims to find out what the hottest natural hairstyles of summer 2021 are going to be.
"Overall, all of these are low or no-heat styles, and requires styling once a week," Sims shares with InStyle. "Pretty seamless, making [them] easy, on-the-go styles."
All their picks, ahead.
Both Sims and Ashley agree that braids aren't going anywhere this summer — in fact, you may actually see them more than ever.
To keep your scalp clean and hydrated while you have your protective style in, reach for Flawless' Scalp Soothing Tonic on wash day, then apply the Kreyol Essence Haitain Black Castor Original Hair Oil directly to your roots while the hair is still damp.