Zoë Kravitz’s Best Braid Hairstyles Cement Her Beauty Icon Status

You’ll want to try them *all.*

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When Zoë Kravitz first tried her signature micro braids, she says it was a joke-homage to the ‘90s — and possibly her mom’s trademark, boho locs and braids. They're synonymous with the star now, but that doesn't mean Zoë Kravtiz's braided hairstyles are ever boring. Ahead, her all-time bests.

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While most of her fellow attendees went for more-is-more maximalism at the 2021 Met Gala, Zoë Kravitz opted for the very definition of refined sophistication. Her center part and smart braided bun put all the focus on Kravitz’s immaculate skin. Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images
Another outstanding bun moment on Zoë Kravitz, albeit with a twist — literally. This Parisian-feeling chignon, accented by an undercut and the iciest shade of platinum, actually wraps Kravitz’s smaller braids up into one large braid before it’s tucked under and pinned. Michael Stewart/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
They’re famously mother and daughter, but Zoë Kravitz the legendary Lisa Bonet, could pass for sisters. While Bonet opts for a signature waist-skimming combination of locs and braids, Kravitz goes for her own: micro braids that stop just at her jawline to give way to free-flowing waves.Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
Fresh, elegant, and uncomplicated, Zoë Kravitz’s thick cornrows were a perfect choice for her 2019 Met Gala appearance — and her plunging, heart-shaped gown. Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
It was a surprise switch-up from her usual micro braids, but Zoë Kravitz’s thicker box braids, framed by a halo of baby hairs, deserved every moment in the spotlight. Tied off with classic clear rubber bands, it’s a lush, youthful look for the star.Jeff Vespa/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
It’s impossible to choose what’s better — Zoë Kravitz’s artful skyscraper of a bun, or the delicate swirls of baby hairs framing it. While most of the bun’s substance is loose hair, the bits of tiny braids woven throughout adds gorgeous texture and detail. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Let this photo serve as proof that even the smallest changes can make a major difference. Here, Kravitz goes for a deep side part in her glossy braids — and changes her entire vibe in the process. It adds a moody, poetic twist to Kravitz’s look, only underscored by her fantastic black silk slip.Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
Absolutely everything about Kravitz’s look at the 2018 Met Gala is worth screenshotting: the nanoscopic braids, the artfully-gelled baby hair, the preppy bow, her warm eye makeup, the jewelry! And her highly sophisticated hairstyle is at the center of it all. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Talk about a high-low — this braids-within-a-braid bun — is almost like the gravity-defying version of Kravitz’s low platinum chignon seen earlier. But this iteration is even more sculpted with highly pronounced tucks and twists that deserve plenty of recognition. Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/French Select/Getty Images
Trust Zoë Kravitz to turn a simple high pony into a full-blown work of art. Here, the actor-singer is wearing her go-to micro braids with loose mids and ends, pulled up into a swingy ponytail. But by setting the ponytails start atop her head’s crown, it adds even more movement to the standout style.Mike Pont/FilmMagic/Getty Images

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