Beyoncé Rocks Boxed Braids in Cuba

In celebration of their 5th wedding anniversary, Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z traveled to Cuba.  Surrounded by tons of adoring locals, the couple took in the sights, with Beyoncé snapping photographs as her husband enjoyed a cigar.  Beyoncé wore a box-braided up-do, along with bold gold earrings, a bold red lip, printed Thakoon Addition Zebra printed top and skirt, and comfortable flats.

This isn't the first time Beyoncé has worn box braids.  The star wore a similar braided look last year in a rare photograph of she and her daughter, Blue Ivy.  Boxed braids are a classic hairstyle, dating back to the times of ancient Egypt.  The ultimate trendsetter, Beyoncé takes this classic look, making it all her own and new all over again.

Boxed braids are not only beautiful, they are also a protective hairstyle.  Boxed braids are really great, as they are also very in low-maintenance.  In this style you can give your hair a break from the stresses of chemical processing and also allow hair to transition from relaxed to natural if you choose.  Beyoncé is smart to give her hair a break during a trip to the warm Cuba, making for quick and easy maintenance of her hair.  If you are not familiar with adding extensions like these to your hair, professional hair braiding salons are a great way to get this look so braids are uniform in size and width.

Boxed braids are a classic style that is truly timeless.  Aside from Beyoncé, there are many Hollywood stars who have worn this look.  Click through our slideshow for images of the various ways boxed braids can be worn by other starlets.

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