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How-To: Alicia Keys's High-Performing Braid at the AMAs

How-To: Alicia Keys's High-Performing Braid at the AMAs

Since most of you weren't fans of Alicia Keys's red carpet accessories, what did you think about her performance hair later that night? Personally, I've gotta give the gal credit for always switching it up and testing out new styles. The trio featuring this songstress (alongside Queen Latifah and Kathleen Battle) was one of my favorite medleys of the night, and Alicia's slick braid stood out, too.
This look's fairly easy to re-create so grab a comb and three rubber bands, then get the instructions for yourself (or a willing pal) when you

.

  1. The trick to the sleek style is to first carefully part your hair into three sections and tightly pull the two side pieces out of the way with two rubber bands.

  2. French-braid only the center section of your hair, stopping in the middle of the back of your head to secure with a rubber band. (Since the sides are out of the way, this assures you can get even parts.)
  3. Remove the rubber bands from the side sections and pull all three together with one hair tie where the French braid ended.
  4. Continue to braid the remaining ponytail and fasten with a rubber band.

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spirit35 spirit35 7 years
She has it all beauty,brains and heart,soul!I think she can pull off anything!
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I think it works on her - pretty much anything does - but I definitely wouldn't want to do it myself...
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 7 years
I love braids!
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 7 years
I love braids!
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 7 years
She is gorgeous...I think the hair is alright.
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
ahh she is so gorgeous! i wore a french braid today and it didn't look half that great. lol
CoronaLove CoronaLove 7 years
I wish I could french braid. She had her hair this same way in the music video for the bond movie. I have been trying to do my hair this way ever since I saw the video. no success :(
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 7 years
I love the look. I am going to have to try it. BTW I got a code from borba.com for 20% off 2 items - TWENTYOFF2
Myst Myst 7 years
wearing my hair*
Myst Myst 7 years
wearing my hair*
Myst Myst 7 years
I love it. I'm wearing my semi-afroish lately so I'll probably have to flight iron it to get the smooth look.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
I loved that look!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
I loved that look!
emalove emalove 7 years
I love braids when they're a little messier, a little more boho-looking...not such a fan of these.
simbaspaws simbaspaws 7 years
She is beautiful...
simbaspaws simbaspaws 7 years
She is beautiful...
lunda lunda 7 years
love her!!! she's so talented, beautiful and a kind soul...:)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
It was okay...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
It was okay...
FoxyJo FoxyJo 7 years
The whole time I was thinking...Man I wish I knew how to french braid :( I loved this look!
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