Beyoncé’s Newest Look: Long Box Braids!

A new mom deserves a new look, and Beyoncé stepped out with an entirely new hairdo this week! The singer, who has favored long flowy hair for over a decade, was spotted Wednesday morning with long box braids wrapped up in a massive bun.

It's been long time since she's looked like this (she briefly had braids in 1999 while in Destiny's Child).

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The decision may have been inspired by Beyoncé's style-savvy younger sister Solange, who currently has braids almost to her knees!

Out and about with her baby Blue Ivy in NYC, Beyoncé looked great in minimal makeup, simple hoop earrings and colorful ikat jumper, appearing more down-to-earth than her usual super glam self. And since the hair is a throwback to the 90s, she looks younger too!

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Certainly with the responsibility of a new baby, Beyoncé must not have as much time to do her hair. So the braids are a fun, easier way to manage a look for the new mom.

What do you think of Beyoncé's braids? Leave your comments below!

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