Keeping up with the trends can be quite difficult at times. I think that's gone up a notch now. Because not only do you need to wear awesome braids, but you have to work shiny objects into them too. This means you'll need to be on the lookout for crows, so they don't start pecking at your hair. :P
The newest big trend is to 'pierce' your braids. Work in any kind of rings or studs, even chains, into the braid and you're good to go. This has been done by some celebs, including Kelly Osbourne and Rita Ora, so keep your eyes peeled for more from tinseltown.
This kind of reminds me of Amazons or other warrior women. It's a really fierce look and I honestly like it. Paired with the right outfit, it can be an incredible statement. Just keep away from crows. And metal detectors.
Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,