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Prepare to fall in love with Chanel Iman’s new rainbow braids

I see both sides like Chanel!   

Supermodel Chanel Iman is rocking a new braided ‘do, and we are absolutely obsessed! But this isn’t just any braided ‘do, the American beauty has revealed exquisite rainbow braids, debuting her new hair transformation at a launch party in Los Angeles.

Joining a long line of celebrities, Chanel Iman is the latest star to wear her hair in an innovative braided style. From Keke Palmer’s deep red braids to Solange’s chunky marley braids, the world has gone positively plaiting mad over the past few months! So, if you’re yet to see Chanel’s magical hair transformation, just keep scrolling…

Chanel Iman rocks rainbow braids


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Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman stuns in new rainbow braids. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The catwalk favourite and Victoria’s Secret angel usually plays it safe with her mane, opting for a selection of sleek, fashion-approved hairstyles. So when she stepped out with a head full of multi-coloured braids, you can imagine our surprise!

Braided hairstyles are a great choice for black-haired ladies looking to give their strands a break from straightening and chemical treatments. And with woven styles lasting up to 3 months – as well as being super low maintenance – it’s was only a matter of time before Chanel jumped aboard the box braids bandwagon!

However, obviously not content with just any old braided hairstyle, Chanel amazed us as she took the style one step further, adding in rainbow coloured braids for maximum style impact. And what’s more, she elevated the look further still by working in an intricate triangle design pattern, making for a hairstyle worthy of her supermodel status. Chanel, we salute you!


Are you loving Chanel Iman’s new rainbow braids? Then you’ll love our Braids page, where you’ll find all the best braided hairstyles (like our ultimate guide to tree braids) to take your fancy!

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