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
Tracee Ellis Ross stunned while wearing long plaits pulled over her shoulder.
And Zendaya, a newly-minted Lancôme ambassadress, opted for a shorter iteration.
Takisha Sturdivant-Drew gave Kerry Washington some serious seventies-inspired hair for the Michael Kors show at NYFW.
Two-Toned Pixie Cut
Jada Pinkett-Smith's sleek pixie cut framed her pretty face perfectly.
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.
Chunky Jumbo Braid
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.
Chic Updo With Floral Accents
Stylist Larry Sims used Gabrielle Union's hair care line, Flawless, to maintain the softness and sheen of Danai Gurira's soft Afro.
Side Braid With Swirls
Laura Harrier's side plait got a chic update, courtesy of her intricately-laid edges (done by Nena Soul Fly).
Baby Hairs With Flowerbuds
And the baby hair magic continued on, with a special edition: flowers!
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).
I don't think I can handle the simple elegance of this pretty low bun, secured by bobby pins.
Textured High Pony
Vernon François piled Lupita Nyong'o's Afro sky high — a crown fitting for such a queen.
Short Bob With Flipped Ends
Justine Skye took things back to the early '00s with cropped, feathered bangs and flips.
If you need a chic, new straightening iron to style your hair on a regular basis, this is it.
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.
Ombré Chin-Length Bob
Ashanti kept her ombré hair pinned back and tucked behind her ears for the 2019 Grammys.
Large Bantu Knots
Kiki Layne wore her hair wrapped in several fun bantu knots while at the Sundance Film Festival.
During New York Fashion Week, Layne switched things up and opted for traditional Ghana braids.
Locs With Satin Hair Accessories
Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey looked like old Hollywood starlets with their silky headbands.
Short Afro With Defined Curls
Actress and new musician Danielle Brooks commanded attention on the 'gram with her sharp cut.
Long Bob With Slicked Baby Hairs
Grammy award-winning singer Ella Mai's edges were the center of attention when she arrived.
Low Curly Ponytail
Alicia Keys, who hosted the 2019 Grammy Awards, wore a pretty low ponytail so that everyone could see her (flawless) face.
Classic Fishtail Braid
Black-ish actress Marsai Martin proved you can never go wrong with a simple fishtail braid.
Cropped Braided Bob
Multi-colored highlights provided a modern twist to Amandla Stenberg's classic '90s braided bob.
Wet & Wavy
Beyoncé's wavy blonde locks left the Beyhive buzzing.
Embellished Middle Part
Grammy Award-winning musician H.E.R. accented her curls with a center part of clear stones to match her dazzling jewelry.
Gabrielle Union showed off a sleeping baby Kaavia and her new rich auburn brown 'do for Instagram.
Blunt Bob With Middle Part
Earlier in the month, Union flaunted a bouncy jet black bob.
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Full Curls With Well-Placed Frizz
Diana Ross's legendary curls almost stole the show during her 2019 Grammy Awards performance. Almost.
Curly Bun With Baby Hairs
Placing Yara Shahidi's hair low in a bun kept the softness of this ultra-romantic look fully intact.
Neon Buzz Cut
Model Slick Woods matched her hair color to her brows for New York Fashion Week.