Braids are back, baby! Well, let's be honest--they really didn't go anywhere. But with celebs like Solange Knowles, Beyonce, and even little Zahara Jolie-Pitt rocking pretty plaits, the style has definitely made a triumphant return to the spotlight.

"Basketball Wives" executive producer Shaunie O'Neal got into the hair-braiding spirit recently when she showed off a new box braid look via a Twitpic this week. The low maintenance hairstyle is perfect for hot nights in the club or humid days in the sun.

And speaking of the sun, Christina Milian was spotted catching some rays with her adorable daughter, Violet, both sporting freshly braided 'dos while in Jamaica. Christina tweeted a pic of the two in their matching Mommy-and-me cornrows accessorized with beads. Super cute!


Here's a look at Shaunie, Christina and Violet's braided 'dos--and check out the slideshow below for some of our favorite celebrities wearing braids over the years

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  • 2012: Beyonce

  • 2012: Shaunie O'Neal

  • 2012: Christina Milan and daughter Violet

  • 2012: Solange Knowles

  • 2012: Zahara Jolie-Pitt

  • 2012: Serena Williams and Venus William

    US Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams celebrate on the podium after receiving their gold medal for winning the London 2012 Olympic Games women's doubles tennis tournament, at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on August 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • 2012: Solange Knowles

  • 2012: Chrisette Michele

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Singer Chrisette Michele attends 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

  • 2012: Beyonce

  • 2011: Joy Bryant

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Joy Bryant arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • 2011: Jill Scott

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Jill Scott attends the press conference ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)

  • 2011: Patra

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Singer Patra attends the Inspired in New York event honoring Emil Wilbekin at Tian at the Riverbank on August 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • 2010: Jada Pinkett Smith

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2003: Brandy

    LOS ANGELES - JUNE 3: (FILE PHOTO) Singer Brandy arrives at the premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Universal Amphitheatre on June 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Brandy's record company released a statement that the 24-year-old singer has split from her husband, Robert Smith, the father of her 1-year old daughter. Atlantic Records said, 'Brandy and her husband are splitting. They will remain friends and raise their daughter jointly.' (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2002: Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys in Concert during Alicia Keys in Concert - Northern California at Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California, United States. (Photo by J. Shearer/WireImage)

  • 2001: Beyonce

    Beyonce Knowles of the group Destiny's Child appears on the NBC Today show May 11, 2001 in Rockefeller Center in New York. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

  • 2001: Brandy

    Brandy makes an appearance on Ray J's new video 'Wait A Minute' featuring Lil' Kim, his new single on Atlantic Records, in Los Angeles, Ca. 2/1/01. Ray J is the brother of singer Brandy and has been an actor/singer since he was 7 years old. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)