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Need some style inspiration for braids before hot girl summer is completely over? Look no further than the stars. Plenty of your favorite leading ladies and singers decided to switch things up for a few weeks (in some cases, just a few days), and the looks have been some of our favorites. Take for example, Tessa Thompson in her choppy box braid bob that she shared over the weekend:

Or how about Yara Shahidi’s braided bang that’s giving us Patrice Rushen vibes?

So many well-known ladies are giving your everyday braids some flair, whether it’s through color, accessories or designs. Hit the flip to see who took their looks to the next level and have us wanting to play around with these unique takes on protective styles.

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The Bajan bad girl jazzed up cornrows with some baby hair and a rich red hue.

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