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Zoe Kravitz 90s braids revival

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Zoe Kravitz 90s braids revival

Lynda Moyo

I’ve always loved Zoe Kravitz’s overall style, but if I’m completely honest her hair has taken a little while to join the party. 

In many past pics it’s looked over processed and unloved. I blame Hollywood. 

Luckily over the last year or two Zoe seems to have realised, just as I did at her age, that if she wants to have hair by the time she’s 30 something's got to give. 

Alas, for the past year she’s been aboard the box braid bandwagon, resting her broken, damaged lifeless hair while finding a style that still screams KRAVITZ.

Zoe Kravitz before (damaged relaxed hair) and after (protective braids)

Zoe Kravitz before (damaged relaxed hair) and after (protective braids)

And now of course she’s adapted standard box braids and created her own trend… these easy, breezy, flowy, Zoe braids and here I am braiding in a look I thought I’d seen the last of…

You see I’m a teeny weeny bit older than Zoe and therefore I’ve been here before. Below are three images of me from the 90s wearing braids with the ends left out.

90s baby!

90s baby!

Not as great as Zoe's but en vogue at the time nonetheless. We were all at it. Me, Brandy, Beyonce. All the cool 90s kids ;-)

The 2016 version is a much more effortless look. Less blunt spiral curls, block colours and shiny plastic Barbie hair. More free-flowing, hippy chic with tapered ends. 

The 2016 boho braids revival

The 2016 boho braids revival

I never thought I’d say it, but I’m so glad these braids have been given new life as they’re so much quicker to braid than full box braids. Here’s how I did them…