Alicia Keys Has Always Been the Blueprint for Braids These 8 Styles Prove It

Braided Buns

Alicia Keys showcases the versatility of jumbo braids by styling them into two elegant buns, accentuated with gold twine and a small cornrow for added flair.

 Beaded Braids

Adding beads to her shoulder-length braids, Keys elevates her look and matches them to her outfit, creating a fun and nostalgic touch to her style.

Fulani Braids

Remaining loyal to the style since her "Fallin'" video, Keys rocks Fulani braids adorned with gold beads, showcasing various stunning variations over the years.

 Jeweled Stitch Braids

With glamorous stitch braids adorned with silver jewels, Keys showcases the feed-in technique, adding extensions to her natural hair during braiding for a stunning effect.

Embellished Braided Ponytail

At the 2022 Met Gala, Keys pays homage to New York with a bedazzled cape and completes her look with an extra-long braided ponytail featuring sparkling accessories and rhinestones.

Zig-Zag Braids

Opting for medium-sized snake braids, Keys leaves out her baby hairs to add flair to the style, showcasing the wavy pattern achieved with cornrows twisted into a zig-zag pattern.

Braided High Ponytail

Transitioning a high ponytail from day to night, Keys achieves a red-carpet-ready look with structural styling and gold chains, adding elegance to her signature hairstyle.

Cornrows With a Side Bun

Combining two signature braid styles, Keys intertwines her Fulani braids with cornrows, tying them into a cute bun for a face-framing style at the 2003 VIBE Awards.