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Best Celebrity Braids Of 2017 (So Far)

Hair inspo doesn't get better than this! 

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By Nikki Brown · March 30, 2017

Nothing beats the versatility of braids. Most of us have been wearing the protective style since our youth and can attest to its adaptability with the times.

From cornrows to box braids, french braids, microbraids and more, it’s hard to get bored when there are literally countless ways to wear them.

Inspiration can be found everywhere, but the red carpet tends to deliver the type of looks we text to our stylists with the caption, “I need this!”

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2017 is already off to a winning start for some of our favorite hair chameleons, so keep scrolling to see the A-list braids we’re adding to our Pinterest board. 



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In May 2017, the Shots Fired actress stunned us all when she unveiled this braided 'do on Instagram.


In May 2017, the singer and author joined the "braidy bunch" and flaunted her new 'do on Snapchat.

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David Crotty

In January 2017, the actress stopped by the Doheny Room in Hollywood wearing a long braided ponytail. 

David Crotty

The Orange is the New Black star sported a honey blonde fishtail braid to Entertainment Weekly's SAG Awards celebration. 

David Livingston

The record-setting rapper kicked off the New Year in these picture perfect microbraids. Gorgeous! 

Alexander Tamargo

Keke has evolved into quite the hair chameleon, kicking off 2017 in burgundy red cornrows styled into a high ponytail. 

Robert Kamau

The style star also rocked red box braids to the January 2017 screening of The New Edition Story

Maury Phillips

And we absolutely adored these goddess braids on the actress in February 2017. 

David Livingston

The Blackish star rarely disappoints in the hair department. This ultra long messy braid at the 2017 SAG Awards is one of our favorite looks on the famous curly girl. 

David Livingston
Anthony Harvey

Besides the flawless orange makeup, we're obsessed with the mini braids in front of her voluminous ponytail! This look was spotted at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards.

Jeffrey Mayer

Natural hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood created this beautiful half-up, half-down style for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards.

Jason LaVeris

The Blackish star's curly texture added just the right amount of volume to this braided look at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards.

Jason LaVeris

The Empire star smoldered on the 2017 NAACP Image Awards red carpet in smoky eye makeup and side swept cornrows. 

Jeffrey Mayer

The Insecure star's take on the milkmaid braid left us swooning at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards.

Jason LaVeris

We know the Lionbabe singer for her larger than life mane, but these blonde braids gave us life during NYFW's Fall/Winter 2017 season. 

Ilya S. Savenok

One of our favorite Real Housewives and Xscape member, Burruss will probably throw a lavish party on May 17.

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Two thumbs way up for the braid detailing in this half-up, half-down style at the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event. 

Rodin Eckenroth

The pint-sized fashionista attended the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards in a braided top knot. 

Frazer Harrison

The actress shut down the March 2017 Power Rangers premiere in this braided updo. 

Jon Kopaloff

The legendary singer switched up her signature blonde waves by adding barely there braids to the top. She sported this fresh look at the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards.

Jon Kopaloff

The actress kicked off 2017 in platinum blonde microbraids that we're still googly-eyed over. And who could forget when she styled them into a glamourous, asymmetrical bob for the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party?

Gregg DeGuire

When doesn't this supermodel slay? She struck a pose in this half-up, half-down style, accented with mini cornrows. 

Karwai Tang

In March 2017, the purple-haired singer celebrated her Forever 21 collaboration in vibrant box braids.

Araya Diaz

The always beautiful actress attended the Broadway premiere of Sweat in honey blonde braids. Simply gorgeous! 

Rob Kim

The rapper's reverse French braids are motivating us to go bold with our next do. 


At the top of the New Year, the actress and singer unveiled these beaded braids. 


It takes a certain confidence to rock chunky orange braids and Teyana's showing us how it's done.