By Jihan Forbes. Photos: Courtesy of Instagram.
Beyoncé was supposed to be spending Easter Weekend giving throngs of people in flower crowns and culturally questionable attire the show of their lives at Coachella, but now that she's got not one but two superstars currently growing inside of her, the Queen Bee had to make other plans. This weekend, those plans included her close-knit family, with which she celebrated the Easter holiday.
The singer's mother, Tina Knowles, was happy to show her Instagram followers how she and her family do Easter, posting a few photos and videos of the day's festivities. One of the images showed Mama Knowles (in a blue-and-white striped peplum blouse, dark jeans, and gold peep toe sandals,) flanked by two of her girls, Kelly Rowland (in a mint green blouse, white jeans and cork wedges,) and Beyoncé (in a ruffle-sleeve off-the-shoulder white dress and creeper sandals,) looking like bonafide sirens.
While all three women served spring solstice realness, we were most taken with Beyoncé's newest hairstyle — a gorgeous set of braids, decorated with a ton of beads. Of course, Beyoncé has rocked braids several times before, (hello, Formation anyone?) but this look is quickly becoming one of our favorites.
It's a look that reminds us very much of the bead-laden hairstyle her younger sister Solange wore for her "Don't Touch My Hair" music video, except Beyoncé's look has more length and appears to have fewer beads. Bey's daughter, Blue Ivy, has made herself a fixture on our hairspiration boards with the bead-and-braid styles she's been rocking lately, particularly in that other-worldly pregnancy photoshoot that broke the internet.
Indeed, braids and beads is a style many black women of all ages, all around the world have worn at some point in their lives – and it's a look that when executed well, is always super stunning. It's a great low-maintenance style (well, after the braids are installed) and we imagine Beyoncé is having as much fun fiddling with the beads at the end of her braids as we would be.
In short, we are so grateful for this surprise Easter Weekend slay. Now if you excuse us, we've got to set up an appointment with our local braider.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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