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28 Natural Hairstyle Ideas To Try For February 2019 Dates, Dinners, And Fun Nights Out


Without a doubt, you simply cannot talk about celebrating Black History Month without the mention of Afro-textured hair — in all curl forms. Whether left gorgeously untouched or relaxed, weaved, braided, twisted, or loc'd, there's power in its uniqueness and versatility. So much so that there's always room — no matter what the weather outside may bring — to explore fun, new natural hair ideas, especially the ones inspired by Hollywood's most famous celebs such as Sanaa Lathan, Lupita Nyong'o, Yara Shahidi, and more.

"I feel like more and more people enjoy expressing themselves and showing how creative they can be," hairstylist Benjamin Muller tells The Zoe Report. "There's nothing better than using your hair to do this." And no, you don't have to be a long or loose curly-haired naturalista to get in on the action. In 2019 and beyond, everyone has a proverbial seat at the beauty table.

Because winter's harsh, dry air is all too real, updos and looks that lock in crucial moisture are of utmost importance. But other styles, like jumbo ponytails and blunt bobs, are quick and low in maintenance... an just so happen to be trending, too. Eager to check them out yourself? Keep scrolling for more.

Cornrows With Curly Box Braids

Clear beads were surprise addition to this artful creation worn by Lupita Nyong'o for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Braid Sheen Ultimate Control Conditioning Spray


Mane 'n Tail

Sculpted Low Ponytail

"Kinky realness" is what master stylist François said he achieved via Instagram when sharing Nyong'o's 2019 Golden Globes look.

PURE~FRO Moisture Spray


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Pinned Up 'Fro

All it takes is a few bobby pins to change your Afro's entire shape.

Black Bobby Pin Set 45 Count



Embellished Half-Up, Half-Down Ponytail

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At the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, stylist Lacy Redway used glitzy star-shaped hair pins to add a "modern spin" to Kiki Layne's classic half-up, half-down style.

Estelle Hair Pin


Jennifer Behr

Twisted Double Buns

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Layne's wrapped-up, double-bun hairstyle won on the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet.

Mixed Size Polybands in Zippered Pouch Black - 300pk



Curly Chignon

"Hollywood glamour" was the inspiration behind this textured masterpiece worn by Janet Mock at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards.

Easy-Up Do Texture Spray


Hair By Sam McKnight

Beaded Box Braids

Yara Shahidi's braided pigtails look so Grown-ish with clear and wood beads.

Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Hair Sheen


Carol's Daughter

Layered 'Fro With Bangs

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To form Shahidi's "glorious bed of romantic curls," celeb stylist Nai'vasha Johnson used the forthcoming Suave Professionals Natural Hair Collection with shea butter and coconut oil.

Soft Curl Diffuser



Cornrows With Gold Accents

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"And the award goes to... the gold paper clips that I found in my bag, [tonight], that held me down by holding Janelle's coiled cornrows," stylist Nikki Nelms wrote on Instagram to describe the star's gilded 2019 Golden Globes look.

Smooth Gold Paper Clips, #1 Size, 200/Pack



Tousled Waves With Center Part

Gabrielle Union's fierce head-to-toe crocodile print is softened up by her romantic bob.

Remington Pro Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand



Fountain Curls

Tia Mowry's half-up gives her curls some charisma.

Polish Pomade



Pompadour With Cornrows

Here's all the proof you need that side-parted cornrows look even more gorgeous when paired with a pompadour.

Tail Combs Made in the USA - 2pc



Twisted Top Knot With Baby Hairs

Normani looks stunning with her hair fastened in a sleek topknot.

Snag-Free Hair Elastics



Polished Pony

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Thandie Newton and her shiny, silky stands turned heads on the carpet for NASA's 2019 Breakthrough Prize Awards.

'True Color' Ultimate Shine Gloss


Rita Hazan New York

Voluminous Wand Curls

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DevaCurl products were on hand to style Newton's beautiful ringlets at the 2019 Golden Globes.

Arc Angel Gel Maximum Hold No-Crunch Styler



Ringlet Curls

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Black Panther actress Danai Gurira wore a crown full of teased spirals to a tea party hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Curl Charisma Chia + Flax Seed Coil Custard



High-Top Afro

This look is all about shape and texture, stylist Larry Sims wrote on Instagram.

Biolage Styling Freeze Fix Anti-Humidity Hairspray



Simple Textured Updo

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Biolage products were key to achieving Gurira's 2019 Golden Globes hairstyle. Sims used the Styling Texture SAP to slick her edges down, while the R.A.W Texturizing Styling Spray enhanced her curl pattern. To secure the look, the Styling Freeze Fix Hairspray was added as a finishing touch.

Biolage R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray



Barely-There Highlights

Model and reality star Cynthia Bailey appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live donning an Afro with subtle auburn highlights.

Bb.Color Stick in Natural Shades — Red


Bumble and bumble.

Ghana Braid Updo

Sanaa Lathan's braided updo is so regal, she doesn't even need a crown.

Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer


Design Essentials

Threaded Ponytail

Metallic accents bring drama and dimension to Alicia Keys' braided ponytail.

Stretch Cording - 1⁄16" x 50 yds, Gold



Chunky Braids With Crown

Amandla Stenberg proves that tricolor braids don't have to be saved for music festivals... they work all ways, always.

TXTR by Cantu Treat Oil + Vitamins Scalp Saver - 5 fl oz



This fragrance-free scalp treatment uses natural oils and minerals to give your scalp a soothing treatment.

Molded Pixie Cut

Jada Pinkett-Smith's short cut is impossibly polished and chic.

Defining + Detailing Mini Flat Iron


Kristin Ess

Round Bob Haircut With Wispy Bangs

These wispy bangs are the perfect offset to Kat Graham's perfectly round bob.

Cricket Cricket Technique Tourmaline Thermal Round Brush



Deep-Parted Wavy Bob Haircut

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Regina King sported a blunt bob with mini waves and a deep part to the 2019 National Board of Review Gala.

Sculpt: Infrared Curling Iron


Sephora Collection


A pretty ponytail never goes out of style, as proven by Elaine Welteroth.

6mm Flat No Damage Elastic Headwraps Black - 6pk



Braided Updo With Tendrils

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Curly tendrils brought character to Laverne Cox's whimsical 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards updo.

Flex Shaping Hairspray


Living Proof

Spiked Pixie Cut

Television host Tamron Hall is a certified pro of the short hair slay. Take notes, folks.

Luminous Hairspray Strong Finish