On our list of artists that look gorgeous in whatever hair they rock, Bad gal RiRi takes the crown. Rihanna is an artist that can’t get it wrong-even if she was…for some weird reason…trying to get it wrong, she would still come out looking like a WHOLE A** MEAL!. It was no surprise to us then, when we saw this drop-dead gorgeous picture of Rihanna rocking Fulani braids at the British Fashion Awards. I mean…*licks screen*.
The Fenty Boss attended the award show wearing a mint-green ensemble, dripping with diamonds and exuding heavy Boss attitude. Her Red carpet outfit was in total a Satin mini dress with matching gloves, stilettos and a shawl. However, it was her Fulani braids that tied the whole look together for us.
Fulani braids originate from the Fulani people of West Africa. Known for their iconic braid pattern and sizes, these braids are common amongst Africans. So, for Rihanna’s Fulani braids, it was no surprise to see that her stylists Yusef Williams and Naphia White mixed alternating triangle parts and single braids. These single braids they left to dangle from her ears and frame her face.
Rihanna’s fans were absolutely in love with this beautiful protective style on her, but what was most impressive was when the Lady Boss climbed the stage with this African inspired hairstyle to accept the BFA’s Urban Luxe fashion award. Rihanna Rocking Fulani Braids was a proud moment for all African’s and an inspiration to all women!