ICYMI: Brandy and Monica got here collectively earlier this week for a record-shattering Verzuz battle that delivered a heavy dose of nostalgia to ’90s R&B lovers in every single place. The 2 music legends spent hours operating by means of their discographies as tens of millions of followers watched alongside through Instagram Stay and Apple TV, and because the highly-anticipated occasion passed off, many viewers mentioned and shared memes on social media. Whereas the music and the recollections had been the principle focus for the night time, there have been loads different followers who could not assist however level out a fun detail about Brandy, which is that she’s mainly the queen of protecting kinds and has been for nearly her total profession.
From the early years of Brandy’s profession when she launched her first two albums up till now, braids and protecting hairstyles have turn out to be synonymous with the singer. She wore braids when she performed Cinderella within the live-action adaptation of the fairy story in 1997 and all through the whole thing of her time on Moesha. Over the past twenty years, she’s worn them in every kind of variations — microbraids, field braids, knotless braids — at purple carpet occasions and outings. True to type, for Monday night time’s occasion, she wore waist-length braids that had been put in by Los Angeles-based braider, Jackie Martinez Ali.
Learn forward to see how Brandy’s braids and protecting kinds have developed all through her profession.