What do cornrows, box braids, microbraids and every other variation from the braided family have in common? Besides the fact that are all viable options for protective styling, each look can also be accessorized with beads.
Black women have been adorning their hair in these decorative baubles for centuries and thankfully, the long-standing tradition continues to evolve. Celebrities like Patrice Rushen and Solange Knowles provide plenty of high profile inspo for braided beads, but in 2017, we're just as enamored with the styles we continue to screenshot on our Instagram feeds.
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If you're considering the standout 'do for summer, get inspired by these breathtaking beauties below.