Beyoncé's evolution as a prolific performer isn't without its epic hair moments. With each new album, record-breaking tour and red carpet appearance, the iconic singer has upped her beauty ante with the same gusto. This year's "Formation World Tour" is a glorious reminder of Bey's particular love for braids. Over the course of her hours-long show, Bey takes on a couple of different looks that prove protective styling with always be on trend. And if her hair history is any indication, she'll be donning twists, braids, locs and more for years to come. Take a look back at her most stunning braid moments to date.
Off Duty Twists
Protective styling is the most stylish way to shield your natural locks from the elements; something even Beyonce can't deny. We've watched her don a plethora of looks over the years, including these beautiful twists.
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Honey Blonde Cornrows
Long before her iconic LEMONADE album cover, Beyonce was rocking cornrows on and off the stage. No matter the style, Mrs. Carter is a 10.
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Back in 2003, Beyonce spiced up her microbraids by curling them at the ends. The half-up, half-down style has been a go-to for years.
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Braided and Bootylicious
How epic is this mane moment?! Besides the blinged out "Bootylicious" belt, Beyonce's straight back braids are giving us so much life. We miss watching our favorite stars get glammed up for MTV's TRL.
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Brown Box Braids
Back in 2013, Beyonce traded in her signature blonde waves for beautiful brown box braids while visiting Havana, Cuba. Box braids are the ultimate vacation hairstyle because they require little to no maintenance.
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Braided Down To The Waist
How many of us were willing to risk neck injuries to emulate Beyonce's waist-length micro braids? Of all her countless hair moments, this off-duty look is one of her most epic.
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Queen Bey In Formation
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation. This slow motion shot of Beyonce's braids swaying in the wind will go down in music video history. She always slays.
Don't hurt yourself! Beyonce's LEMONADE film included plenty of unforgettable hairstyles, included this braided one from the "Don't Hurt Yourself" segment.
Braided and Confident
Some of Beyonce's most candid moments have included a showstopping hairstyle. Although these braids are a go-to style for many, Bey's confident stance makes them look next level fabulous.
Braided To Perfection
This braided look was by far one of the most sought after celebrity looks for summer. And because it's worn by Beyonce, we predict it will be just as popular in the fall.
Braided High Ponytail
One of Beyonce's most regal hair moments is this braided high ponytail. It may not feel too comfortable, but this look is a great way to update braids that you've been wearing for awhile.
The "Formation Tour" has been a treasure trove of hair inspo and this braided ponytail is one of our favorites. We guarantee many will want to copy this stage-ready hair moment.
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Blinged Out Braids
Beyonce is the queen of bling and as evidenced by this "Formation Tour" look, it starts with her braided hair.
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Chunky Braids For The Win
This is definitely one of Beyonce's more unique tour looks and we absolutely love it! By unbraiding the bottom half of each section, Bey's mane looks more voluminous; obsessed!
When Beyonce hit the 2016 BET Awards stage to perform "Freedom," we had trouble taking our eyes off of her glorious braids. What an epic moment!