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Braids and twists serve as a great protective style when we want to give our hair a break, add some length, or simply switch up our style. We’ve been seeing braided styles and twists on the red carpet more and more over the past years. Whether it’s Issa Rae giving us a sculpted braided updo or Amandla Stenberg playing with braids and color, we love the looks we see on Black Hollywood when it comes time to walk the red carpet! Check out our top 21 favorite photos of Black celebrity women rocking braids and twists on the red carpet. Get ready to be inspired for your next style!

1. YARA SHAHIDI

2019 CFDA Fashion Awards - Street Sightings Source:Getty

Actress Yara Shahidi is giving us braids but turned it into an art form!

2. YARA SHAHIDI

CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Yara Shahidi at CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Art Museum on June 3, 2019 in New York City.

3. TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California with long braids. Talk about a statement!

4. DANIELLE BROOKS

Opening Night Of "Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations" - Arrivals Source:Getty

Danielle Brooks serving twisted perfection.

5. DANIELLE BROOKS

Opening Night Of "Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations" - Arrivals Source:Getty

Danielle Brooks attends the Opening Night of “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations” at the Ahmanson Theatre on August 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

6. KIKI LAYNE

HBO "Native Son" Screening Source:Getty

Actress Kiki Layne’s half up, half down twists with a blinged out barrette are perfect.

7. KIKI LAYNE

HBO "Native Son" Screening Source:Getty

Actress Kiki Layne attends HBO’s “Native Son” screening at Guggenheim Museum on April 1, 2019 in New York City.

8. AMANDLA STENBERG

2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci - Arrivals Source:Getty

Amandla Stenberg serves us medium length blue braids in a high ponytail for a fun look!

9. AMANDLA STENBERG

2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci - Arrivals Source:Getty

Amandla Stenberg arrives at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci on November 2, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

10. REGINA KING

2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Source:Getty

Regina King rocking purple braids on the red carpet.

11. ISSA RAE

2019 Black Girls Rock! - Arrivals Source:Getty

Issa Rae with golden brown braided updo.

12. ISSA RAE

2019 Black Girls Rock! - Arrivals Source:Getty

Actress Issa Rae attends 2019 Black Girls Rock! at NJ Performing Arts Center on August 25, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.

13. YARA SHAHIDI

2019 BET Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

Yara Shahidi serves two slicked back braids.

14. YARA SHAHIDI

2019 BET Awards - Arrivals Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 23: Yara Shahidi attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

15. MEAGAN GOOD

2019 BET Experience - BET Her Presents Fashion & Beauty - Day 2 Source:Getty

Meagan Good with a side braid.

16. SKAI JACKSON

Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King" Source:WENN

Skai Jackson sporting her twists in a high ponytail.

17. SKAI JACKSON

Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King" Source:WENN

Premiere Of Disney’s “The Lion King” red carpet.

18. TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

US-ENTERTAINMENT-MOVIE-AMAZON-LATE NIGHT Source:Getty

Tracee Ellis Ross looks chic with straight backs.

19. TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

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US actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends Amazon Studios’ Los Angeles premiere of “Late Night” at the Orpheum theatre on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles.

20. ALICIA KEYS

Singer Alicia Keys wearing Thierry Mugler and St. Laurent shoes arrives at the 2019 Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' held at The Plaza Hotel on September 6, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Source:WENN

Alicia Keys serves an intricate braided up do donned with gold.

21. ALICIA KEYS

Singer Alicia Keys wearing Thierry Mugler and St. Laurent shoes arrives at the 2019 Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' held at The Plaza Hotel on September 6, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Source:WENN

Singer Alicia Keys wearing Thierry Mugler and St. Laurent shoes arrives at the 2019 Harper’s BAZAAR Celebration of ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ held at The Plaza Hotel on September 6, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

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