Venus Williams Rocks Red & Blonde Braids For 2016 Olympics

Venus WilliamsBraided ‘dos aren’t just for summer and vacation slay – they are also a great protective style while on the go. And no one seems to know this better than tennis phenom Venus Williams who just touched down in Rio for the 2016 Olympics. The naturalista took a moment before takeoff to share her latest look: crown cornrows with box braids ending in loose kinky waves.

[SEE ALSO: 5 Easy Steps To Maintaining Your Box Braids]

Venus is known for playing with color in her braids and this ‘do is no exception, featuring a blonde hue with red highlights placed throughout the crown.

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We love that it’s both fiery and easy to maintain and can’t wait to see the already four-time Olympic gold medal winner’s fierceness this weekend.

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