11 Natural Hairstyles for Every Occasion

Going gray can be exciting. Mara Brock Akil, embraces her gray strands and curly locks with this textured low ponytail.

Gray Moment

If you’re 1970s obsessed, or just interested in experimenting with the shape of an afro, then you can you can learn a thing or two from the icon herself Diana Ross. This perfectly shaped afro is achieved through combing out the curl and picking the hair at the root.

Full Fro

Headwraps have been a part of natural hair care for centuries. Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo is known for her patterned headscarves. The significance of headscarves even holds a lot of weight in the United States.

Head Wrap

A slicked back bun is one of the most popular natural hairstyles and is easy to achieve regardless of your hair styling skills. Yara Shahidi wears a gelled bun at the Emmy Awards.

Sleek Bun

Do blondes have more fun? We don’t know! But Solange’s platinum TWA (teeny weeny afro) is giving everyone a little bit of blonde ambition.

Platinum TWA

Chaka Khan is known for two things: her unique voice and voluminous hair. Chaka’s violet red hair, has become synonymous with the singer. This style is achieved by coloring the hair violet red and teasing out the curl.

Red Tease

If you want to ditch the relaxer but wear sleek straight hair, then a silk press is the perfect alternative as this heat styling technique works for all curl patterns. Zendaya wears her bone straight style on the red carpet.

Silk Press

Pearls don’t only go on your neckline! Alicia Keys applied adhesive pearls onto her hair for the Met Gala. A wonderful idea for a special event.

Pearls

Take your hair to new heights, literally, with a high top style. It will let your beautiful facial features shine.

High Top

Let your natural texture radiate like former First Lady Michelle Obama. For ultra-defined ringlets, try using a gel for curly hair right when you get out of the shower.

Defined Curls

Micro braids take a bit of extra time, but for hair like Beyoncé, they're totally worth it. A wave pattern makes these braids look regal and unique.

Wave Pattern Micro Braids