A new mom deserves a new look, and Beyoncé stepped out with an entirely new hairdo this week! The singer, who has favored long flowy hair for over a decade, was spotted Wednesday morning with long box braids wrapped up in a massive bun.
It’s been long time since she’s looked like this (she briefly had braids in 1999 while in Destiny’s Child).
Out and about with her baby Blue Ivy in NYC, Beyoncé looked great in minimal makeup, simple hoop earrings and colorful ikat jumper, appearing more down-to-earth than her usual super glam self. And since the hair is a throwback to the 90s, she looks younger too!
The style known as “dookie” braids are a simple braided style often seen on children. It consists of a few loose braids that are braided away from the scalp, unlike cornrows, which are braided to the scalp. Because the style does not pull tightly on the scalp, it is considered a protective style. Such loose braids are a popular choice for those concerned about traction alopecia, which occurs when hair is pulled tightly. These braided styles are often decorated with barrettes and ribbons when worn by children, but can be arranged into more sophisticated styles for adults
Moisturize the hair if dry. Use the comb or hair pick to remove tangles. Section the hair into the desired number of braids — 10 or fewer will show the style most clearly.
Choose a section of hair to braid first and place the others in ponytail holders. Divide your chosen section of hair into three equal parts. Hold all three with a slight tension. Cross the rightmost part over the center part. Cross the leftmost part over the part in the center. Repeat until you are at the end of your section and secure with the ponytail holder. One braid is complete.
Repeat the braiding process with each section of hair, removing the ponytail holder from the sections of hair before braiding them.
Embellish the braids with accessories of your choice.