Fulani braids may have been the hot summer style in 2017, but let’s not forget Alicia Keys was rocking that look back in 2000 when it was just her, a piano, and a set of beads.
A. Keys was one of the biggest stars to proudly rock braids in a variety of styles back in the day and she’s still doing so while on tour and judging up-and-coming talent as a judge on ‘”The Voice.” In honor of her 37th birthday today, we’re taking a look back at some of Alicia Keys’ hottest hair looks. Click through to see the singer’s most iconic braided styles over the years and tell us which ones were your favorite.
UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 2000: Photo of Alicia Keyes Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Portrait of singer Alicia Keys, New York, 2001. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Alicia Keys (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)
Alicia Keys during Alicia Keys Presents “The Pusher’s Ball” to Benefit Keep a Child Alive – Arrivals at Angel Orensanz in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Singer Alicia Keys attends the Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor at the Santa Monica Civic Center, November 20, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)
MIAMI – AUGUST 28: Musician Alicia Keys arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena on August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Alicia Keys arrives for the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, California on November 22, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 30: Singer Alicia Keys attends the 2010 Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 20: Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 02: Alicia Keys attends the launch of Dahlia Divin by Givenchy at Macy’s Herald Square on September 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Alicia Keys performs during the 8th Annual Concert For UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at AT&T Park on November 7, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)