Extensions seem somewhat passé if you look to the runway where new haircuts quickly steal the spotlight and skyrocket models’ careers. But going under the scissors is only one way to get noticed—Beyoncé made a strong case for tacking a few inches on at Friday’s Tidal X: 1015 event in New York City. The Queen’s serpentine-like plait slithered down her curves on the red carpet and dangled over the edge of a dancer-sized bookcase on stage.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Bey go to great lengths—a cascade of golden braids spilled from the window of a moving vehicle and she twirled on them haters via a badass set of plaited pigtails in her “Formation” video. She secured a cluster of French braids with a little black bow at the CFDA Awards and capped off a single, sleek plait with a camel-colored fedora for Instagram.