Braids are the classic style that most of us wear year round. And in the summer our instagram feeds are filled with everyone showing off their braided do’. Be it for versatility, protective styling, masking damage or just a new look, the reasons why we get braids are endless.  And this year, we’ve been inspired by countless looks from some of our greatest style icons, who are proving that their beauty choices are as bold as their personalities. Ever year we see somthing different, The trend for braids this summer, is extra long and dramatic-Yes braids have gone long. If you haven’t noticed, braids and extensions are now past our waists and down our behinds- and we are here for every inch of it.  Take a look at some of our favorite extra long braided hairstyles spotted on some of the biggest stars who are slaying in strands that literally sweep the floor. 

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H.E.R. surprised her followers on Instagram with a new braided look, a slight change from her tousled curls and pony


Long hair don’t care Bia hit the festival stage in rapunzel like extensions

Asian Doll

Posted these on her instagram page stating ‘These braids are my signature look.’ and the heart emoji signs followed


These cornrow extensions are so long on Daysulan we couldn’t fit them in the shot. Long braids add to her dramatic and bold personality


This statement making braided pony will never be outdated  

Alicia Keys

Alcia never disappoints, her large knotless twists are sexy for date night with Swizz or entertaining the crowd


Kayykilo slayed our entire existence in this extra long ponytail with additional  pink hair on the ends

Ryan Destiny

After we saw this look on Ryan Destiny we needed to take a moment to catch our breath. These long lemonade braids is a look that we’ll pull out our style file when its time to show up and show out

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