5 Celebrity-Inspired Styles to Try for Natural Hair

Go ahead — switch up your look with these celebrity styles perfect for #naturalgirls.

1. Side Twist

Side Twist

Take a lesson from Yaya DaCosta and up the ante for a great night out. To achieve the style, you’ll need to twist and pin one side of your hair to create a smooth “twist” leaving the ends loose. For extra oomph (like Yaya’s), angle the twist up (so the ends land at the top of your head) and pull forward for some volume at the top.

2. Top Knot

Top Knot

Nothing’s cooler and easier than a top knot, except maybe one that takes it to new heights, like Esperanza Spalding’s.

3. Funky Updo

Funky Updo

A French twist gets an upgrade with a sky-high pompadour that is slightly askew, like Syesha Mercado’s.

4. Side-Part Pony

Side-Part Pony

A deep side part adds a little something to your average ponytail. Leave a piece out in the front to frame your face, like Tatyana Ali.

5. Tiny Braids or Twists

Tiny Braids or Twists

Change up your updo by creating mini twists or braids throughout, before putting it up. (We see you Lupita Nyong’o.)