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Alicia Keys just made neon box braids a trend — have you seen?

This girl's hair is on fire ?!  

Just when we thought that we couldn’t possibly love Alicia Keys anymore (she’s one of our biggest natural hair crushes, FYI!), she goes and gets neon-coloured box braids. Yes, that’s right: the American singer and songwriter has become an exclusive member of the neon hair club – and we can’t get over how good she looks!

Alicia Keys just made neon box braids a thing!


Just when we were getting used to seeing Alicia with her natural curls, the 36-year-old took to social media to debut this picture of her edgy and playful neon rainbow ‘do – isn’t it just magical?!

As you can tell, the star’s previously curly mane has been styled into long Poetic braids, which have pops of neon orange, pink and yellow in them, making for the most dreamy colour combo ever. And just imagine how cool she’d look if her hair was styled into half-up space buns!

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Now, if you’ve been keeping up with the ebb and flow of hair trends as of late, you’ll know that we predicted neon hair would be hot-to-trot this season, and it seems like the star’s colourful box braids are proving us right. Oh, Alicia you never fail to impress us…

But the best thing about Alicia’s new look? Just like the unicorn curls trend, its perfect for ladies with black hair who want to rock a colourful, protective hairstyle (all without the commitment of real dye job!).

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.


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

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