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.
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.
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.