Alicia Keys is undoubtedly a natural beauty through and through. When she first decided to go makeup-free back in 2016, everyone took notice. Now, she’s grabbing our attention once more with a brand new look that has us officially shook: neon-colored braids.
The R&B singer, known for her dark natural tresses, surprised us with some uber-bright orange, black, pink, and yellow waist-long braids that had us longing for a second coming of Lisa Frank’s ’90s heyday.
While she’s still maintaining her fresh-faced glow (that skin, though!) the pops of pink (and toward the bottom, yellow) peeking through her mostly copper ‘do make as bold of a statement as any bright lipstick or cat-eye ever could.
The hairstyle is one the singer has discussed before with Glamour, telling the outlet back in 2015, “I didn’t think wearing braids was something revolutionary or iconic; that was just how I loved wearing my hair. I realize now that how you look is your statement, because it’s a claiming of yourself. You’re saying, ‘Look world. This is me. Love me or hate me, I don’t really care.”
It’s also not the first time the singer has gone for bold with a major tress color switch: Back in 2015, she debuted purple locks for her appearance as Skye Summer on Empire.
Black, neon, purple, braided, or straight, we love you in any form, Alicia: Keep doing you!
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(h/t HelloGiggles; photos via Gary Gershoff/Getty)