July 08, 2013 03:07 PM

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We’ve seen tons of stars experiment with super-tight braids this summer, but Heidi Klum is never one to merely give a trend a try.

That’s why we weren’t surprised to see her step out with a full head of cornrowed braids (and a beachy Theodora & Callum scarf) in N.Y.C. on Sunday, fresh from her Bahamian vacation.

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Anyone who visited the Bahamas in middle school knows the allure of coming back with beaded cornrows or hair wraps to show that you went on a cool, tropical vacation. And in fact, Klum did seem to have gotten her braided style in solidarity with her two daughters, who sported similar looks.

Klum can pull off things the rest of us mere mortals cannot, but we’re split on the Bo Derek look on the N.Y.C. streets. Half of us think it should stay on the beach, and the other half think it’s a creative way to stay cool in the city’s scorching temperatures.

Tell us: Where do you fall in the great braid debate?

–Alex Apatoff

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