When it’s sweltering out, but we still want to stay cute, it’s only natural that we seek out the perfect protective hairstyle.

And whilst we love simple box braids and Senegalese twists sometimes we yearn for something a little bit more alté (as the cool kids say). And on our search for inspiration, checking out Adama Ndiaye of Adama Paris Studio Instagram was  a no-brainer as she can do no wrong in our eyes.

This veritable connoisseur of braided hairstyles, shows us how to flawlessly switch up our hair in several fun ways. Check out all the ways you can spice up your hair game below.

We love the old school vibe of this cornrowed look.

Simple and versatile box braids are amped up with silver beading and red tassel earrings.

Another old school look that perfectly complements her style.

This tribal look is so Adama.

We can’t get enough of Adama Ndiaye‘s face-framing braids with wooden beads adorning them.

For the more daring BellaStylistas, experiment with styles like Adama to showcase all the range your hair possesses.

We’d be happy if we looked half this cool too!

This bold and intricate hairstyle is goals. Check out all the angles!

Who doesn’t love a high bun? The sky’s the limit for this towering top knot.

There are a hundreds of ways to accessorize cornrows and braids styles, make like Adama and add fun contrasting clear and wooden beads to take things up a notch.

Would you rock any of these styles?