Multi-talented, award winning singer and performer Janelle Monáe (born December 1, 1985), was picture perfect at The Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 5, 2015.
She was rocking a stunning sassy summer braid hairstyle.
Shortly after she showcased her long braid at The Costume Institute Benefit Gala, she made a guest appearance on Fox/TV's American Idol.
Janelle was spectacular at the XIV Grand Finale on May 13, 2015 where she again showcased her amazing braid.
Wondaland Art Society
Janelle's breathtakingly beautiful long Costume Institute Benefit Gala and AI braid was immediately dubbed the WondaBraid.
Why? Due to the fact she's signed with Bad Boy Records, Wondaland Art Society and Atlantic Records.
During the same time Janelle killed it on the AI finale, she appeared on a ridiculously hot new video for “Yoga,” featuring Jidenna.
Celebrity Hairstylist Caprice Green
Janelle's amazing WondaBraid, which looked so smashing at all three appearances, was brilliantly designed and created by celeb hairstylist Caprice Green
Stunning below the waist hair extensions were combined with Janelle's signature Mohawk top.
Prepping The Hair Extensions Before Braiding
The extensions, lightly prepped with styling elixir, started out with three sections which were eventually merged into a type of two strand French braid.
Note: To read more about how Caprice Green created the finished braid check out her notes in Sophisticate's Black Hair magazine.
Why Janelle's Braid is A Great Summer Hairstyle
Braids like Janelle's are a great summer hairstyle which provides natural protection from all the big Summer dangers such as sun, heat, humidity and frizz.
Plaits, especially when designed for optimal hair protection, can minimize tangling, breakage or unnecessary exposure to potentially damaging pool or sea water.
Whether your braids are created from your own hair, mixed with extensions or created solely from extensions, they offer many advantages.They not only provide protection, they look great, are versatile and can be worn up, down or in a combination of easy to create hairstyles.
Summary - Stunning Sassy Summer Braid
The amazing Janelle Monáe stunned the world with her gorgeous WondaBraid at three recent public appearances.
I will confess I am a huge fan of her. She's incredibly talented, beautiful and fierce in every way.
Janelle's below-the-waist braid offers great inspiration for creation of a similar stunning sassy summer braid hairstyle.
Of course Janelle's beautiful braided hairstyle can be modified for all hair type, texture and length due to the incorporation of extensions.
It's also a classic hairstyle which can be beautifully adopted for all seasons of the year.