Elegant braided looks were everywhere this week on Instagram. Head turners included artist Justine Skye against a tranquil Mykonos backdrop with curly-ended box braids and wispy baby hairs. Full lashes and impeccably smooth, golden-hour-lit skin brought the look together. Also in Mykonos, model Riley Montana stunned on a boat with flowing braids and glowing skin. Parisian cool girl Idjima shimmered underneath sunlight with bleached brows and beaded box braids tied up into a high pony.
Speaking of high ponytails, a few noteworthy muses proved it to be a summer go-to. Singer Rosalía hiked up her chestnut strands with a golden cuff, paired with a flick of liquid liner, sparkly lids, and jewel-toned nails. In Berlin, Lizzo showed off a cascade of raven waves with a burgundy shadow and dewy cheeks. Yara Shahidi got up close and personal in a crimped pony, a few coats of mascara, and lightly shadowed lids.
Kaia Gerber closed out couture with a little well-deserved self-care time and face mask. Shay Mitchell reminisced on her recent vacation, reminding onlookers to stay hydrated. On a relaxing note, Ashley Graham, who lived her best summer life in Miami, reminded followers that balance is attainable with a little “pool, sun, and Brené Brown.”
Originally Appeared on Vogue