Serena Williams’s Daughter, Olympia, Channeled Her Mom With the Prettiest Beaded Braids

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Pearl braids have long been a significant hairstyle in the black community. Virtually a rite of passage among little girls growing up in the late 20th and 21st centuries, the tradition can be traced back to pre-colonial Africa. It’s so much more than just a style—and if you’re the daughter of Serena Williams, a whole new level of meaning is added when you wear beaded braids.

Taking to her own Instagram account, the four-year-old shared a picture of herself in what appears to be a Disney park on Wednesday, April 20. She stands out as the real Princess Tiana The Princess and the Frog poses with a beaming smile in the background.

Although Olympia is twins with Tiana in her own Princess Tiana dress, she also reminds us of Serena and Venus Williams by sporting a version of the beaded braids they so famously sported on the tennis courts in the 1990s. Though she may not wear as many pearls as she often does — Olympia appears to sport between two and six pearls of various pastel shades on each braid, sometimes topped by a pearl — it’s still a lovely reminder of how important and relatable she is to The Her mother and aunt’s hairstyle was for other black girls to witness her incredible skills.

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The comments are full of love for Olympia and how pretty she looks. “Olympia is a princess in her own right. She is so adorable,” one person wrote. Another, referring to Olympia’s cute pose, said: “She’s like I’m the real princess here 😂❤️ so precious.”

She may not wear a crown like Tiana, but the pearls are just as regal.

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This story originally appeared on Curls.

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