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Braids with beads, cowry shells, and more

The new African braids with beads hairstyle is becoming a trendy style thanks to the “A Seat At The Table” singer/songwriter Solange Knowles.

Known for her distinct style choices, Solange released her new album, not only with musical breathtaking melodies, but also with vintage sound and style.

Speaking of style, one of the music videos from the album, “Don’t Touch My Hair” features Solange in this iconic braided beaded styleThis style was first made popular in the 80s by singer Patrice Rushen.

Not only has this style popped up in modern day, but versions of it has been worn by other celebrities. Alicia Keys is also known for wearing braid styles with African beads.

Braids with beads styles that will inspire you



Style by Brooklyn, NY hair stylist Natural Edgez

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