Monday, February 21, 2011
Who Said Braids?
Judging from the sudden popularity of Solange Knowles' retro Nineties 'do and Willow Smith's micro-braided strands, it's safe to say that braids are definitely hot again! By don't call it a comeback--this look has been one of the most popular Black hairstyles for centuries. From Reconstruction era styles to Brandy, here are some of the most memorable moments in the history of braids.
Scroll down to see a full range of celebrity braid styles through the years... from Frances Harper to, you guessed it, Willow Smith!
-From Essence Magazine
1867, Frances Harper 1964, Cicely Tyson
1980, Donna Summer 1982, Patrice Rushen
1989, Susan L. Taylor 1995, Brandy
2009, Ciara 2010, Solange Knowles
2004, Alicia Keys 2011, Jaden and Willow Smith