Diaspora Style: Braids, Twists and Locs for the Summer

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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