From twist outs, to braided crowns.
Everyone knows a sure fire way to command attention with your hair is to add bangs, but curly bangs take that stop-and-stare factor to a whole new level. Just look at this picture of Kerry Washington and convince yourself that she looks anything less than phenomenal... you can’t.
An edgy way to get your curls out of your face, a cute mohawk (of faux-hawk) is a more done-up alternative to the everyday messy bun or puff.
Lupita Nyong’o is regal as it is, but in this braided crown, she could easily be mistaken for the monarch of a prosperous nation. A few bobby pins, intermediate braiding technique, and some patience and you, too, will look like a queen.
Now this is the natural hairstyle you reach for when you really want to make a statement. Slicking your curls back and gathering them into a top knot makes for an elegant, slightly edgy updo.
When in doubt; twist it out. There’s a reason twist outs are so popular among Black women with natural hair. It’s an easy way to stretch out your hair and remedy shrinkage if that’s your goal. Or it could just be a cute low-maintenance everyday style.
This hairstyle may seem reminiscent of your childhood, but honestly that just adds to its appeal. Double puffs are especially great for those with short hair who can’t quite get their curls into a bun just yet.
Every curly haired girl has resorted to cornrows at some point as a means to just get their hair out of the way, but when done right, the style can actually be very chic and even suitable for the fanciest event on your calendar.
Take a page out of the queen’s book and try out a half-up, half-down style this year. It’s a perfect way to give your curls some volume without having them all in your face.
One of the OG natural hairstyles, not only are Bantu knots a great protective style, but they’re super versatile making them easy for all lengths and textures.