Braids have a long tradition within the African diaspora, serving as both creative expression and protection for textured strands. Today the style is replicated on celebrities and the runways of fashion week while giving little or no credit to its roots in African and diaspora culture. However, this does not stop the sheer talent and innovation of black hair stylists, from futuristic patterns to cartoons and words. Here’s a look at some of the most intricate braid pattern designs we’ve found.
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