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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.

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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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.

You can wear these traditional Ethiopian braids for a beautiful bridesmaid look.

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...Or while casually slaying on the couch.

And it's pretty clear that people of all races, & ages can sport the style and look like royalty.

These braids might make you want to channel your inner queendom with a flawless beat.

Or with your natural flawless face.

And the good thing is, the braid slay isn't limited to an era or a culture.

There's also no denying that these braids make a great summer protective style.

These braids also have no rules. You can be simple....

...Or Funky.

But no matter what you decide, major hair envy will follow.

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