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31 Natural Hairstyle Ideas To Try Before Spring Begins


Before you know it, spring will be here to breathe new life into everyone's hair routines, offering some much-needed relief (and much-needed moisture) from winter's icy wrath. With a change in the weather, you might find yourself resisting the urge to do something drastic with your mane — but don't fight the feeling. As far as natural hair ideas go, March is the perfect time to get ahead of the curve by brainstorming your next move and actually switching things up well before summer.

Whether that means a color change from dark to light, a sharp cut, a trending protective style that frees up more time, or all three — there's tons of options and room to get creative. "When talking about trends, I always say the same thing. I think [hair] is a way to express yourself," celebrity colorist Christophe Robin explains to The Zoe Report. "People want things that will suit them, enhance their features, and be very much part of their personality."

Aside from Robin, take it from a few of Hollywood's hottest celebs (like Laura Harrier, Beyoncé, and Kerry Washington) who constantly prove just how versatile natural hair truly is.

Craving inspiration? Keep scrolling to see the looks that had the world staring.

Long, Dramatic Cornrows

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Tracee Ellis Ross stunned while wearing long plaits pulled over her shoulder.

Style Defining Shine Pomade + Edge Control


Kristin Ess

Nape-Length Cornrows

And Zendaya, a newly-minted Lancôme ambassadress, opted for a shorter iteration.

Hair Gel


Bumble and Bumble

Heart-Shaped 'Fro

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Takisha Sturdivant-Drew gave Kerry Washington some serious seventies-inspired hair for the Michael Kors show at NYFW.

Hair Shears



Two-Toned Pixie Cut

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Jada Pinkett-Smith's sleek pixie cut framed her pretty face perfectly.

Shade Variation Care Nutritive Mask With Temporary Coloring In Golden Blonde


Christophe Robin

Cornrows With Gold Wire

"Straight backs with a gold twist" is what stylist Nikki Nelms dubbed Bianca Lawson's African-American Film Critics Association Awards look.

18-Gauge Non-Tarnish Brass Wire



Chunky Jumbo Braid

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Janelle Monàe's "hat," also done by Nelms, made out what seemed like a zillion safety pins was the perfect accessory to her braided ponytail.

Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist


Maui Moisture

Chic Updo With Floral Accents

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Stylist Larry Sims used Gabrielle Union's hair care line, Flawless, to maintain the softness and sheen of Danai Gurira's soft Afro.

Oil Treatment


Flawless by Gabrielle Union

Side Braid With Swirls

Laura Harrier's side plait got a chic update, courtesy of her intricately-laid edges (done by Nena Soul Fly).

Gummy Hair Gel Maximum Hold



Baby Hairs With Flowerbuds

And the baby hair magic continued on, with a special edition: flowers!

Natural Honey & Shea Edge Tamer


Design Essentials

Wrapped Waterfall Ponytail

If you don't want your hair elastics to show, wrap a few strands around the base of your ponytail for safekeeping (like Kelly Rowland did).

Polish Pomade



Braided Bun

I don't think I can handle the simple elegance of this pretty low bun, secured by bobby pins.

Black Bobby Pin Set 45 Count



Textured High Pony

Vernon François piled Lupita Nyong'o's Afro sky high — a crown fitting for such a queen.

PURE~FRO Moisture Spray


Vernon François

Short Bob With Flipped Ends

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Justine Skye took things back to the early '00s with cropped, feathered bangs and flips.

T3 SinglePass Luxe 1” Ionic Straightening & Styling Flat Iron




If you need a chic, new straightening iron to style your hair on a regular basis, this is it.

Pearl-Studded Coiffure

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Cardi B wore several illustrious hairstyles during the Grammys... but this nineties-inspired bun adorned with pearls definitely went for the gold.




Twisted Top Knot

Thanks to curl queen and stylist Nai'vasha Johnson, actress Amirah Vann hit the New York Fashion Week scene with not a single strand out of place.

6mm Flat No Damage Elastic Headwraps Black - 6pk



Ombré Chin-Length Bob

Ashanti kept her ombré hair pinned back and tucked behind her ears for the 2019 Grammys.

Black Bobby Pin Set 45 Count



Large Bantu Knots

Kiki Layne wore her hair wrapped in several fun bantu knots while at the Sundance Film Festival.

Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk


Shea Moisture

Ghana Braids

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During New York Fashion Week, Layne switched things up and opted for traditional Ghana braids.

Braid Sheen Ultimate Control Conditioning Spray


Mane 'n Tail

Locs With Satin Hair Accessories

Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey looked like old Hollywood starlets with their silky headbands.

Marin Satin Headband


Jennifer Behr

Short Afro With Defined Curls

Actress and new musician Danielle Brooks commanded attention on the 'gram with her sharp cut.

Professional Styling Gel — Olive



Long Bob With Slicked Baby Hairs

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Grammy award-winning singer Ella Mai's edges were the center of attention when she arrived.

24 Hour Edge Tamer


Ebin New York

Low Curly Ponytail

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Alicia Keys, who hosted the 2019 Grammy Awards, wore a pretty low ponytail so that everyone could see her (flawless) face.

Lee Stafford Bubble Curling Wand



Classic Fishtail Braid

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Black-ish actress Marsai Martin proved you can never go wrong with a simple fishtail braid.

Fluxus Touchable Hairspray



Cropped Braided Bob

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Multi-colored highlights provided a modern twist to Amandla Stenberg's classic '90s braided bob.

Mixed Size Polybands in Zippered Pouch Black - 300pk



Wet & Wavy

Beyoncé's wavy blonde locks left the Beyhive buzzing.

Hair Gel


Bumble and Bumble

Embellished Middle Part

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Grammy Award-winning musician H.E.R. accented her curls with a center part of clear stones to match her dazzling jewelry.

Rhinestone Bobby Pin Set


KITSCH X Justine Marjan

Chocolate Highlights

Gabrielle Union showed off a sleeping baby Kaavia and her new rich auburn brown 'do for Instagram.

True Color Shampoo


Rita Hazan

Blunt Bob With Middle Part

Earlier in the month, Union flaunted a bouncy jet black bob.

Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum


Garnier Fructis

The secret to shiny, sleek hair is hiding in your nearest drugstore — and it won't cost you more than $6. So tackle frizz and those pesky flyaways with just one pump of this game-changing serum.

Full Curls With Well-Placed Frizz

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Diana Ross's legendary curls almost stole the show during her 2019 Grammy Awards performance. Almost.

DevaCurl Styling Cream Touchable Curl Definer



Curly Bun With Baby Hairs

Placing Yara Shahidi's hair low in a bun kept the softness of this ultra-romantic look fully intact.

RAINCRY Detangle Paddle Brush



Neon Buzz Cut

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Model Slick Woods matched her hair color to her brows for New York Fashion Week.

Unicorn Hair Semi Permanent Hair Dye


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