In addition to being the host of Facebook’s Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith is also an inspiration for braid devotees. You may be familiar with her pretty pixie cuts and unique undercuts, but her braided styles tote as much versatility as her short crop.

We’ve seen the actress style her braids into pompadours, Mohawks, and Bantu knots, proving that there are more ways than one to rock the protective style that’s often deemed one-dimensional.

Furthermore, the 47-year-old also proves that the style is perfect for every occasion and not just vacation. Pinkett has donned the ‘do on the red carpet and the big screen, and each time, she’s looked stunning.

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To see Jada’s best braid moments and for inspiration, check out the gallery below.