alicia keys

Iconic.

There’s no other way to describe the flawless cornrows that became Alicia Keys‘ signature look during her rise to fame. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since she released Songs in A Minor and in the time since, she’s rocked multiple hairstyles.

Still, none have stood the test of time quite like her beautiful braids. Today, Alicia celebrates her 35th birthday, but it’s OK to admit that we’re all still stuck on Alicia circa 2001. And that her beaded cornrows were once your hairspiration.

Happy birthday to a superwoman. Click through the gallery below to reminisce on Alicia’s legendary hair throughout the years.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty