Fulani braids (aka “Alicia Keys Braids,” “festival braids,” or just “braids with beads”) have been trending for a little while now and we don’t see them going anywhere anytime soon because they’re just so #swoonworthy. (We wrote everything you need to know about Fulani braids here). They’re made up of medium-sized cornrows braided in the Fulani style and medium-width box braids (usually long) in the back.
Heads up: we don’t offer thin box braids because they can be time-intensive.
Pro Tip: For a sleek finish and longer lasting braids, we recommend stretching your hair out with a blow dryer before your stylist arrives. If you need help, you can add-on a pre-style blowout when booking. Please be sure to purchase your hair and any beads before your appointment.
Picking extensions that are exactly the length, texture and color you want can be subjective, so we don’t provide the hair for our extension and braiding services, meaning you’ll have to purchase your own hair. For this style, we recommend 9 packs of kanekalon braiding hair. The beauty shop is a great place to purchase braiding hair, or you can purchase hair on Amazon just be sure to check that it’s the color you want.