Alicia Keys just schooled everyone on how to rock colourful braids

Alicia Keys' covers Elle Brasil's September issue and slays! ?  

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with Alicia Keys (she’s possibly our biggest natural hair crushes, ever). So you can imagine how excited we were when we saw the star on the cover of Elle Brasil‘s September issue, with a set of beautiful neon box braids!

To our delight, she’s debuted not just one, but three covers with three different hairstyles – and we can’t get over how good she looks! To see the pictures we’re obsessing over, just keep on reading.

Alicia Keys just showed us all the right way to rock box braids on the cover of Elle Brasil


Taking to Instagram to debut all three of her cover shots, the 15-time Grammy Award winner posted a series of eye-catching photos from the shoot, which held empowering quotes, saying: ‘be strong’, ‘be cool’ and most importantly, ‘be yourself’.

For each quote, the American singer rocked a box braid hairstyle that she felt related to the message – reminding us all why she’s the most inspiring naturalista around!

For her first gorgeous look, the star sported a low, runway-approved ponytail, which was then turned into a casual high ponytail. For her final (and our favourite) look, she fashioned her ponytail into a chic top knot and totally #slayed!

Editor’s tip: Want to ensure your colourful box braids are taken care of? Then make sure to spritz them with the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist! Not only does this amazing product smell like a tropical cocktail, but it will also help keep your hair looking and feeling more hydrated.

Now we’ll let you in on a little secret – although these colour masterpieces may seem impossible to achieve, they’re actually super easy to recreate! And on top of that, they’re also super on-trend and will show everyone just how diverse box braids can be. Thanks for the #hairinspo, Alicia!


Are you loving Alicia Keys’ neon box braids? Then you’ll love our Braids page, which is bursting with even more incredible hair looks to try out.