Alicia Keys Braids




For the record, I love Alicia Keys braids.

I can’t think of a single one of her beautiful braided hair styles that I don’t absolutely love!

She’s one of the only celebrities that I know of who wears braids and I think they really fit her personality and face.


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The Real Thing…

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…And The Copy-Cat (She didn’t want to get her picture taken)


Total time spent on this hairstyle: An hour and a half

For this style you’ll need:

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Begin by parting the hair from the top of the head to the nape of the neck. The first braid has to be exactly down the middle of the head so part the hair accordingly. After I did the center part, I did two more parts on either side of that about a centimeter away. Now cornrow all the way to the nape of the neck and to the end of the hair.

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The rest of the style is pretty straight forward from here. Now part the hair from one ear towards the middle of the head, skipping over the one cornrow and down the other side of the head. Clip the back out of the way and continue cornrowing as shown above.

TIP! Don’t forget to take a piece of hair from one side, braid it to the end and cornrow it into the other side for the braided halo.

Once you’re done with one side, switch over to the other side and cornrow the very same way. Try NOT to use rubber bands on the ends (unless you’re adding beads) and remember to use a hair moisturizer and natural hair oil to seal the moisturizer in.

At this point it was getting late so I put the back of her hair in ponytail holders to stretch, wrapped her hair, and she went to bed.

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So then the next evening was when I finally got a chance to finish the hairstyle.

The back half still needed to be cornrowed straight back. I didn’t part too small or anything fancy, just did four cornrows on either side of the center cornrow and was all done.

Lastly, I pulled all the cornrows back into a ponytail for the exact Alicia Keys hairstyle.

So what do you think?

Hit or miss and will you be doing this hairstyle?

AND I’m planing on doing one or two more Alicia Keys braids hairstyles soon so head over to this page to pick which one it should be.

Thanks!




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