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Diaspora Style: Braids, Twists and Locs for the Summer

For some style inspiration, check out the standout braids, twists and locs that we've seen on women around the city.

DIASPORA—Braids, locs, twists and other protective hairstyles shine year-round, but they're especially great for the rapidly approaching summer months. These cherished looks offer durability and effortless glamor that will help our style continue to thrive as we approach sunnier days. They never fail us!


These hair styles exemplify the versatility of black hair and have become staples for so many of us—we can't wait to rock them non-stop this summer.

For some inspiration, check out the standout braids, twists and locs that we've seen on women around the city.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo By David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

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Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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