Getting the perfect protective style can take up to hours to get the desired look but we’re here to let you know that the wait is worth it!

In 2018, we saw so many different takes on classic braid styles. I feel like we’ve seen it all through color, beads, cuffs, you name it!

Some of our favorite celebrities showcased beautiful braided looks over the year and we’re here to give you the inspiration you need before you get to your braider’s chair.

Check out some of our favorite looks from within the year.

Kerry Washington

Justine Skye

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Janelle Monae

Fulani Fab


Zoรซ Kravitz

Amandla Stenberg

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Met some lil jacuzzi men. They were excellent hosts

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Damaris Lewis




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