Keke Palmer’s said goodbye to her box braids and got this unexpected hairstyle!

So long, box braids!  

American actress and singer Keke Palmer has been effortlessly rocking protective box braids. And she’s most definitely proved that she’s the queen of box braids, because over the past few months, she’s worn her waist-length braids side-swept, in cute space buns, and in a gorgeous Ariana Grande-inspired high ponytail, too.

But – and don’t be shocked – Keke’s long box braids are no more: the star has ditched the extensions in favour of a new uber stylish lob haircut! Want to see her stunning hair transformation? Just keep on scrolling…

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Keke Palmer’s ditched her go-to box braid for hairstyle for this trendy lob haircut. Credit: Instagram.com/kekepalmer

The 23-year-old Scream Queens star posted a series of stunning photos to her Instagram account, to showcase her new blunt lob hairstyle. As you can see from the picture above, her relaxed ‘do has been styled straight and sleek. And can we just take a moment to appreciate how super glossy her red hair is?

Interestingly, the top section of Keke’s hair has been cornrowed in a circular fashion for an edgy, stylish effect. Credit: @kekepalmer

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Keke Palmer with her signature box braid ponytail. Credit: Instagram.com/kekepalmer

Since Keke has been sporting box braids for a long time, we can only imagine that she wanted to give her mane a well-deserved break, after experimenting with different hair colours, wigs, weaves and everything in between.

While we’ll miss seeing her flaunting her box braid ponytail, we’re excited to see what she’ll do next with her long bob cut. Credit: @kekepalmer