We love all hairstyles, whether it's a pixie cut, a lob, a bob, a layered cut or a curly 'do. This time, however, we're singing the praises of women with braids, and we don't mean of the fishtail variety.
No, we're talking about real braid hairstyles (including more than a few box braids), the kind that celebrities such as Solange Knowles, Beyonce and Jada Pinkett Smith have rocked with flair.
To celebrate this hairstyle—which has roots that are hundreds of years old—we take a look at all the fabulous women who have gorgeous braids.
- Joy BryantRachel Murray via Getty Images
- Cipriana And Tikenya QuannTikenya Quann/Instagram
- Janet JacksonSteve Granitz via Getty Images
- India.ArieASSOCIATED PRESS
- Regina KingTony Barson via Getty Images
- Chrisette MicheleDan Harr/Invision/AP
- Ester DeanAlberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images
- Eva MarcilleDavid Livingston via Getty Images
- Tyra BanksJ. Vespa via Getty Images
- Keri HilsonArnold Turner/Invision/AP
- BrandyChris Pizzello/Invision/AP
- Jada Pinkett SmithAlberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images
- Willow SmithASSOCIATED PRESS
- Solange KnowlesJon Kopaloff via Getty Images
- Alicia KeysTaylor Hill via Getty Images
- Jill ScottChris Pizzello/Invision/AP
- Zoe KravitzJordan Strauss/Invision/AP