American model Heide Lindegren stars in a summery beauty editorial in the Cosmopolitan US April 2012 issue that features several stylish braids to practice before the impending summer season. The looks are laid-back and beach-ready, and suggest original goddess-like alternatives to the regular, boring braid.

The editorial is officially titled 'Braids are for Bombshells,' and was written by Marta Topran and shot by photographer Marc Baptiste. The five extraordinary braided hair looks were done by hairstylist Zaiya Latt, and include names such as 'Double Trouble,' 'The Waterfall,' and 'All Mixed Up.'

The Cosmopolitan US April 2012 issue features actress Megan Fox on the cover wearing a stunning neutral-tone Herve Leger by Max Azria dress.