The braid is definitely having a moment – Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa… you get the idea. Styling happens during the braiding so make sure you know what you want when it comes to parting shapes, braid length and number of braids. Travis Scott, for example, keeps things minimal with a handful of square-parted mid-length braids. And at the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, make sure you get an expert to do it. The bonus is that once you’re out of the barber’s chair, your braids should be pretty low-maintenance: A$AP claims to only wash his hair once a week, but we’d recommend applying some oil to your scalp to avoid dandruff and dry shampoo between washes to keep the look sharp.