20. Wrapped Ponytail with In-Front-Of-the-Ear Braids
If you’re not old enough to have heard of actress Bo Derek, you’re probably at least old enough to know who singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is. Aside from being stately, beautiful, and successful women, these gorgeous celebrities have something else in common: they’re both known for their classic Fulani braids.
So, are you wondering about the origin of this hairstyle? In the first place it’s associated with an African ethnic group known as the Fula, who live throughout much of the Western and Eastern parts of the continent. Fulani braids are usually styled with unique patterns of thin-to-medium tightly plaited braids that are close to the head and taper into hair extensions of all lengths. They are sometimes called “Bo braids”, or simply “braids with beads”.
Below you’ll find 20 of our favorite braided styles to consider wearing, if you want to sport an authentic Fulani hairstyle.
Strategically-placed bronze hair cuffs near the cheekbones are the way to go. Combine them with symmetrical curved head braids and extra-long golden blonde extensions that pop out of the wrapped ponytail. It’s like your hair is saying: “Check me out! Here I am!”