We all know the woes of hairstyling and daily care for hair to protect it from the harsh elements. Braids are the Hair God’s gift to humanity as an easy and attractive solution to give yourself a rest from the everyday stress of styling and protecting your hair. Perhaps one of the most versatile hairstyles to ever exist, braids give you the chance to go all out with your creative energy and create the most dazzling and unique hairdos. Need some inspiration? Check out these iconic braid styles sported by your favourite beauty queens over the years.
1. Solange’s Full Length Braids
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When Solange says ‘don’t touch my hair’, she means it. From box braids to Marley twists to an African braided style with beads, this singer/songwriter has done it all.
Beyoncé ain’t sorry about her styles and she shouldn’t be! This braided updo from one of her many trendsetting looks of Lemonade is a true homage to the African culture. Being the traditional hairstyle of Congo’s Mangbetu women, Queen Bey has done pure justice to this look in her video for ‘Sorry’. This braid style will definitely make you stand out. Take a look at these latest Beyonce hairstyles.
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Bad Girl RiRi stole the show in 2011 with her flaming red hair and it was undoubtedly the hair colour of the year for most women across countries. If her breathtaking colour wasn’t enough, she sported this beautiful braided do for the Met Gala and it’s definitely on our list of styles of the decade! These Rihanna hairstyles are a must try!
4. Janet Jackson
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Celebrities may come and go with their eccentric styles and unique braids, but nothing can beat Janet Jackson’s famous box braids from the 1993 film, ‘Poetic Justice’. She recreated this iconic look at the Milan Fashion Week 2017 and gave all the runway models a run for their money for sure!
5. Halle Berry
Halle Berry’s ‘icon’ status was set in stone years ago, and since then she has just set trends after trends for generations to follow. Halle Berry’s ‘Kingsman’ braid style with her undercut in plain sight is the hair inspiration we all need in our lives.