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9 Women Who Prove That Alicia Keys Braids Are Not Out Of Style

These queens show you why these "Alicia Key braids" inspired by the East African hair culture, are coming back.

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East African women might be one of the best braid ghost writers of all time.

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Chances are if you're sporting one of these "Alicia Key Braids" styles you're paying homage to the East African hair culture. These braids are sometimes referred to as Tigray, Habesha, Eritrean Braids, or Somalian braids. Women in East Africa traditionally wear this style for special occasions. Below are some pictures of women wearing this hair trend in a variety of ways, all with a common factor of braids going frontwards, wide parting, and braid sizes.

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