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By Erickka Sy Savané

Summer is no time to shy up. In fact, it’s time to go all the way in because it’s hot and can’t nobody be bothered. That said, we rounded up a few instagram favs who are doing the most to give us a little inspiration to peek out of our own boxes. Whatdoyathink? Are you ready to go big…ER?


Issa Rae

Channel your inner super hero by rocking this chain link braid like Issa Rae, created by hair celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood! 


Let your inner Goddess shine like hair care entrepreneur @bennyharlem’s beautiful daughter Jaxyn.


Bring out the kid in you and go crazy with these bubble bands! I don’t remember the actual name for these, but I sure do remember wearing them! You?

Feed in your feed-in braids like there’s no tomorrow…But be careful not trip! 
Flaunt big curls like this cutie! If you know her, tag her!
Ashleigh Shackelford

Do box braids that brush your buns- Oh, and embrace your curves while you’re at it!


Go color crazy and do unicorn braids like StudiMucci! 

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Wrap it up, rock out in red, and let your melanin take a front seat! 


Puff it, braid it, bead it, do the MOST like Nneoma!