In mid-August, Willow Smith stepped out with straight-back cornrows that featured two face-framing braids that fell forward towards her chest. We’ve been loving her recent braided styles like those cornrows and the braided sideburns she wore at the end of June. Now for the fall, Smith has an entirely new look — a braided bob that makes her look like her mother’s twin.
Decked out in a Moncler jacket, Smith attended the Moncler x Pharrell Williams collection launch on September 20. She wore her box braids with a middle part and one side tucked behind her ears. The blunt ends of these small braids just passed her chin.
She paired her braided bob with black eyeliner and dark lipstick. You can see the black liner on her lower lash line, and the liner was extended past her inner corner into a sharp point, accentuating her eyes. On her lips, she swiped a matte burgundy lipstick that looked like it was made for the autumnal season.
The moment I saw Smith with her chin-grazing braided bob, I thought of her mum’s own braided bob from the film Set It Off. In the 90s film, Pinkett-Smith, who played Lida “Stony” Newsom, wore a braided bob that nearly grazed her collarbones. Unlike her daughter’s braids, Pinkett-Smtih’s braids at the time were curled inwards at the ends.
This isn’t the first time the mother-daughter duo has had the same hairstyle. Back in July 2021, Pinkett-Smith and her daughter both chopped off their hair.
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