These Celebs Are Serving The 19 Best Natural Hair Looks For Summer

From protective styles to perfectly-coifed curls.

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If ever you’re on the hunt for natural hairstyle inspo, you can always count on celebrities to give it to you. Always experimenting with their hair, they provide plenty of different ways to rock braids, natural curls, faux locs — you name it. But now, as the weather starts to heat up, the best natural hairstyles are more and more prevalent on everyone’s timelines (especially on Instagram), and the welcome additions are earning tons of praise.

Take Gabrielle Union, for example, who's been spotted with plenty of crown braids these days, Willow Smith, who turned her box braids into bantu knots, and Taraji P. Henson who's been donning a bright red straw set. The girls are ready for summer, and they're prepared to enter the season by putting their best hair looks forward.

So if you're in a hair rut, feeling uninspired, or just want to behold some jaw-dropping looks, check out 20 hairstyles as spotted on our favorite celebs on Instagram that are versatile, unexpected, and a reminder of the beauty of Black hair. Plus, many of them are easy to recreate yourself from the comfort of home.

Gabrielle Union

Cynthia Bailey

Yara Shahidi

Shahadi Joseph

Lupita Nyong’o

Storm Reid

Wunmi Mosaku

Taraji P. Henson

Andra Day

Zaya Wade

Eva Marcille

Justine Skye


Jackie Aina

Willow Smith

Elaine Welteroth

Jordyn Woods

Jhene Aiko

Coi Leray

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