Celebrity Spotlight: Alicia Keys
By: Delores Hurst, The HBN Writer for Online
Going from braids to a new short do, Songstress Alicia Keys has become one of the hair icons of our generation. She stirred up some buzz when she took the big chop in 2012. This was the first time Keys had ever worn short hair in the Hollywood spotlight. She has always been an inspiration, creating a hair following when she broke onto the music scene in 1996. Her braids were a unique blend of placement and design, causing a trend to circulate. Adding a hat to her style, she was the new voice with her own style.
Now, Keys has grown into a more sophisticated look. Her style is still different and at times, you can still see the old Alicia when she wears her timeless fedoras. Keys has always been a natural woman, managing her type of hair with protective styling while trying to finish school and begin a music career. Her natural 3b hair is a reflection of her mixed heritage and she is open about where she has come from and where she is going. She is currently on tour and promoting her upcoming music.