A natural hairstyle for a special occasion should not only suit your face and just look good on you, it should stand out! Needless to say that finding that kind of natural hairstyle can be quite a challenge. We understand and gladly offer you inspirational, tips and tricks from an expert.
There are plenty of hairstyles to choose from yet making a choice isn’t always easy. First you ask yourself “Can I do it myself or is it easy to do?”
You might not believe it, but there are so many beautiful hairstyles that can be accomplished with natural black hair.
Timolin Jeffers, contestant of America’s Next Natural Model wore this cornrowed updo in season 3. It ends in two-strand twists gathered and loosely twisted atop the head to show the natural texture of the waves and curls of the hair.
Kinky Twists are a great way to transition your relaxed hair back to your natural tresses. Not only do they look beautiful and natural, you can keep them in for a longer period of time and they are easy in maintenance.
Locks of Nu has taken the simple Bantu Knots and combined a simplistic braided design to create an impressive up-do. Looking at the style, the eyes are immediately drawn to the lines of the wave-like corn rows on the sides of the models hair. The addition of a stylish Hump in replace of a bang, is also interesting.
This classic style is a great versatile option for anyone looking for an easy style that can last. The hair in a fan style to the crown of the head, where the ends of the braids are twisted into a waterfall of curls. Stylist usually add hair to this style to make the braids and twists fuller. Adding extensions can also help the style to last longer.
This Updo is a signature style for many Natural Hair clients. The style can be worn with an elegant dress or casual wear. This style begins with the mini braids that are completed in a stylish sweep towards the top of the head. As the braids come to the center, they are twisted to create a beautiful effect. The possibilities for the braided style is endless based on the level of expertise of the stylist.
With all the twists and turns in this design, you’ll be sure to get lots of attention. This look is created using sharp lines and a repeating criss cross pattern with the rows int he back. On the sides, the model sports corn rows that curve along her heads natural bend, complementing her facial structure.
Teesha shows us how elegant natural hair can be. This simple style takes braids and twists, both great transition options, and turns them into a great style that is simplistically elegant.
Chassity’s medium length natural hair is flat-twisted, inflattering patterns that match her bone structure and brings the hair together on the op of her crown. The hair is then twisted in larger twists then eloquently brought together in a bun. This offers options for versatility: the individual twists can playfully hang loose from the crown crown or she can puff it up by taking the twists out.
Cornrow & Bantus
Picture by Mireille Liong
Remember getting your hair braided as a little girl? You never had a say in the actual style and the final product was always a surprise. Now that you’re a woman, the power is in your hands.
Title: Cornrows Style at International African Arts Festival
Cornrows done in a chic and sassy style such as this complements the dark natural complexion of black natural ladies.
Cornrows with a twisted forelock
Our model’s half long natural hair is cornrowed from the back and the sides up to create a beautiful forelock of curled twists.