Well, this is a sur­prise! Just a day after we post­ed pho­tos of Solange rock­ing butt length braids on a Cape Cod vaca­tion, pho­tos have sur­faced of Bey­on­ce rock­ing braids at an album release din­ner for rap­per Nas. Many peo­ple feel that Solange is the more styl­ish of the two, so may­be her big sis­ter is tak­ing style cues from her?

Check out more pho­tos below (cour­tesy of NecoleBitchie.com) and let us know your thoughts!

*Update*
Bey­on­ce shop­ping in New York with daugh­ter Blue Ivy. This gives a clear­er view of the style.

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[…] celebri­ties, includ­ing Bey­on­ce, Solange and Christi­na Mil­ian, have recent­ly rocked box braid exten­sions. What do you think of […]

Lia Carvalho

I hon­est­ly think that every hair­style she does suits her.SHE have her own style, So SHE knows what SHE likes.I just hate when grown ppl act like lit­tl kids,immature and make oth­er ppl prob­lems be a both­er to them.I love the braids and thats what am Rocking!!!too!!!!go’ B’

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[…] braid exten­sions are en vogue with celebri­ties nowa­days, with Bey­on­ce, Janet Jack­son and, of course, Solange Knowles rock­ing the […]

DanielleToday

I’m wait­ing for the child to start sport­ing blonde high­lights..

BraunSugar

Hey, did y’all know that Bey­on­ce wore braids in her Destiny’s Child days? LOL

Drika

Why, no we didn’t. You sure do know your his­to­ry.

BlackOnyx03

LOL!

Nelle

Beau­ti­ful!!! Now if only the wom­an would rock her nat­u­ral hair once in a blue, since she went nat­u­ral a good ten to thir­teen years before Solange. But this is pro­gress. :o)

Drika

It was a lit­tle sur­pris­ing since it had been a good while, but I think its nice on her. I just hope peo­ple don’t go gaga over it think­ing shes now start­ing a trend when wom­en have been rock­ing braids as a major trend forever now. If she starts going the braids route for a while, I would like to see her with some sene­gale­se twists.

L.u

I mean, she has a baby, she ain’t got time to be fid­dling in her hair, lol. That’s what I would do if I had a baby–get me some braids and keep it mov­in!

The Natural Haven

I do not equate hair exten­sions with nat­u­ral hair and for a long time I hat­ed black hair mag­a­zi­nes which did this. If you went to the ‘nat­u­ral hair’ sec­tion it would gen­er­al­ly be exten­sion braids and locs but not real­ly ever free form nat­u­ral hair. 

I think Beyonce’s braids suit her and she looks good in them but as for their rel­e­vance to nat­u­ral hair — I do not see it.

ComeANDgone

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME SHE HAS WORN LONG BLONDE BRAIDS, NO NEED TO “FREAK OUT” WHEN THIS IS NOT NEWS…

Nubian

You know what would be shock­ing? If she rocked her nat­u­ral hair col­or!! I’m so sick of her with the blonde col­ors!! Does any­body know what her real hair col­or is, not what she says it is, but what she was born with?? I mean damn!!

the ink store

Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It tru­ly use­ful & it helped me out a lot. I am hop­ing to provide one thing back and help oth­ers like you helped me.

Natalie

Nasty.

beauty85

I don’t get why she is even up here, if she was show­ing her nat­u­ral hair then, under­stand­able. Come on
Son! I at least thought with this site I would get a break from see­ing her, ughh!

SSS

This isn’t real­ly a sur­prise, she used to wear braids when she was in Destiny’s Child.… Doesn’t any­one remem­ber the writ­ings on the wall album cov­er?

Beth
I could see why some would be sur­prised. Bey­on­ce has shift­ed from the urban Destiny’s Child days to “Hol­ly­wood roy­al­ty,” where braids would hard­ly be con­sid­ered a “star” style. They’re bohemi­an, styl­ish, and even eclec­tic in the eyes of many as a hair­style, but I won­der if Bey­on­ce would wear this style to the Grammy’s, or to some oth­er high end event. (I do remem­ber Jada Pin­kett wear­ing box braids to some awards pro­gram, but hey, Jada is Jada.) Any­ways, I didn’t expect this out of Bey­on­ce only because I was begin­ning to think she was going to play the… Read more »
Tiffany Victoria

May­be she went swim­ming lol.

http://www.tiffanyvictoria.com
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R. Kahendi

Her hair look love­ly in the pic­ture post­ed by KaraJ. And I notice it’s not dyed blond. It’s just the exten­sions that are blond.

R. Kahendi

Oops! Not a pic­ture, but a link. If you click on the link KaraJ post­ed above, you’ll see the pic­ture I’m talk­ing about.

DC days

How about one more per­son men­tion that she used to wear braids in her “Destiny’s Child days”?

Beth

Lol seri­ous­ly. This post ain’t about the “Destiny’s Child days”

df

She used to wear braids dur­ing her des­tiny child days.

Janae

Lmao

Curly Queen

They look cute. May­be she’ll give nat­u­ral hair a try one day…

Drika

Now that would be shock­ing. It would be inter­est­ing if she ever decid­ed to enter our cre­ative com­mu­ni­ty lol

k

Actu­al­ly besides the dye in her hair Bey­on­ce is nat­u­ral. She had a perm dur­ing her time with DC and start­ed rock­ing braids dur­ing her grow out peri­od. If you ever look at pics of her on vaca­tion she rocks her nat­u­ral tex­ture which is slight­ly looser than Solange.

KaraJ

Looks Cute flash back to Des­tiny Child days.….

BTW here are addi­tion­al pics with pics of blue ivy she is such a cutie!!!
http://necolebitchie.com/2012/07/18/beyonce-finally-unveils-blue-ivy/

Vonnie

I would LOVE to see Bey­on­ce with a new hair col­or. That is all. Looks cute with the braids, tho.

binks

+2000 there are bet­ter pics of her wih the braids and she looks good but I am not feel­ing the col­or

kyla

+10000

Lee

I agree she looks great but now that I think about it , I don’t think Bey­on­ce has ever dis­s­a­point­ed her fans with her choice of hair­styles (not that know of lol) but any­way like you guys said she looks great . The fact that BOTH of the sis­ters have there hair braid­ed at the same time is super cute to me and I can’t wait to see what hair­styles they choose next (: !

Gert

I’m not shocked, that’s all Bey­on­ce used to wear with DC for years. I think she wears them more than what we think…we for­get Bey­on­ce wears a lot of wigs…we rarely if ever see her nat­u­ral hair or col­or. May­be it’s a way of being so pri­vate! She is extreme­ly pri­vate when it comes to her per­son­al life.

Vonnie

Grant­ed I could be wrong, but Bey is pret­ty much a blonde. Def wears pieces/wigs/weaves tho. From the few per­son­al tv spe­cials I’ve seen of her on her “off time”, even with her real hair its dyed blonde.

df

reminds me of the good ol days of destiny’s child…i hon­est­ly don’t care much for bey­on­ce but destiny’s child does bring a wave of nos­tal­gia over me hehe..

peaches

I am sur­prised tbh. She’s moved so far away from how she was in her Destiny’s Child days. Braids are braids, and late­ly they are becom­ing fash­ion­able. Espe­cial­ly here in Lon­don, UK — if its not this long flow­ing wavy weave, its long tra­di­tion­al African style braids.

Natalie

Braids are becom­ing fash­ion­able in the UK? What ever since I was lit­tle, and i’m past 30 now I have seen black wom­en and men sport­ing braids.

Jacqui

Also fash­ion­able in the UK is black wom­en with hard­ly any hair at the front and sides due to ill fit­ting braids!

Jacqui

*are black wom­en (should read).

Natalee

I’m not a fan of the col­or or the ends, but I’m going to chalk it up to bad light­ing. I prefer her Destiny’s Child braids when her hair was a lit­tle more brown.

Jen

I’m not shocked at all. She used to wear braids all the time in her ear­ly Destiny’s Child days. Her pub­lic image is a lot dif­fer­ent now, but I don’t think that changes what she may like to wear or do in her pri­vate life when she’s not pro­mot­ing some­thing or per­form­ing.

Britt Britt

Ugh…stop with the sib­ling com­par­isons.

Rou

I agree! Being com­pared to your sibling(s) or your par­ents is real­ly annoy­ing and unfair! Why can’t peo­ple devel­op their own style, with­out peo­ple com­par­ing them to a fam­i­ly mem­ber? SMH!

jdotty

Thank you!! Peo­ple are crazy and hel­la biased!!

Coco

+1000

KaraJ

+1

lc

AMEN!!!!

AJ

She looks great! She used to wear braids all the time in DC days.…lol so this isn’t real­ly “new” per se for her. :)

Rose Red

She used to rock braids back in Des­tiny Child, remem­ber???

B

Exact­ly, this is hard­ly news!

Mia_p

I wish she would do the braids and corn­rows pub­licly at times, like she did back in the day with Destiny’s Child. I mean we most of her black fans would love even more.

iyanie

I’m not sur­prised. She used to wear them all the time back in her Destiny’s child days

rebecca h

No ofeense to those who love Bey, but solange wears them so much bet­ter.

Vonnie

+1

Ronnie

+2

BlackOnyx03

+3 Bey­on­ce is beau­ti­ful, but this look real­ly does not flat­ter her. Sur­prised that she took it back to the ear­ly ‘90s with this style…

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