This post is all about stunning natural hairstyles and hairstyle ideas that will celebrate and showcase your gorgeous natural locks...
It’s really beautiful how more and more people are coming to love and appreciate their natural hair. For the longest time I think we all were a little intimidated by the thought of wearing our hair natural. After all, African hair needs a little extra love.
Recently though, it seems like more and more people are coming to love and understand their natural hair and there’s more information out there than there ever has been before about black hair care. It’s getting easier and easier to understand our hair needs.
Now styling and maintaining our natural hair isn’t as daunting a task as it used to be! Natural African hair is beautiful, and if you let it, embrace it, it can become an extension of self and culture and a way to showcase natural beauty.
So embrace your natural locks with these gorgeous hairstyle ideas that are sure to turn heads wherever you go!
45 Gorgeous Natural Hairstyles That’ll Turn Heads!
1. Crown Twists with Fluffy Low Puff
This is such a simple but absolutely gorgeous hairstyle that is so easy to recreate. All you need is to do is some chunky crown flat twists to frame your head and a simple low bun.
2. Two Twist Buns
Another way to switch it up with the two buns hairdo is by twisting the ends of the buns instead. It’s so cute, and it gives you that extra bit of protection for your hair!
3. Zig-Zag Middle Part with Puff
A fun hairstyle to try on freshly washed natural hair. Just do a quick zig-zag middle part, slick back the front sections and then add a high puff. It’s such a cute, quick and easy hairstyle to throw up for a day out.
4. Chunky Twist Afro
Add a fun twist to your afro hairstyle by adding some chunky twist braids with beads to frame your face for a trendy, cute hairstyle.
5. Knots and Afro Puff Style
These are two unexpected styles to combine, but they look so good together! The cute chunky bantu knots (styled with gold string) with the afro puff we all love so much!
6. Afro Pineapple Puff with Headwrap
Headwraps are such a stylish and easy way to transform any hairstyle! You can make even the most basic hairstyle look queenly with a headwrap. They’re honestly such a great way to add style to any natural hairstyle.
7. Diagonal Part Hair with Afro Puff
This diagonal parted hair with the front section tied back and a natural curl afro puff and two hanging braids is such an easy, cute, playful and creative updo to achieve.
8. Half Puff Half Down Hairstyle with Bangs
Beautiful half up puffy bun and half down natural hairstyle with such gorgeous defined curls. Definitely a hairstyle that is a head turner.
9. Curly High Puff with Twist Bangs
Adding color to your natural hair is not something to fear! This dirty blond shade always looks stunning on black hair, especially in this curly bun (which you can do with perm rods!) hairstyle with twisted braid bangs.
10. Slick Twist Bun
Gold string makes everything 10 times better! Twist a little gold string into your slick back bun to add a little more fun to your hairdo and the two front braids framing the face are always a good idea.
11. Curly Afro with Bobby Pin Side Part
Another cuter hairstyle idea for short or medium length hair. Gorgeous afro with a little side part styled with some gold bobby pins! The curls are so easy to achieve, all you need are some perm rods.
12. Front Cornrow Braids with Beads
Instead of doing a regular slick afro puff, switch it up with a cute half and half hairdo with some cornrow braids with beads at the end!
13. Crown Flat Twist with Butterfly Clip
A cute way to add a little something extra to your hairstyles is by using a cute chunky butterfly clip to tie your hair up. It’s super easy, feminine and fun.
14. Puff/Bubble Updo with Bangs
This updo is actually super easy to do. All you gotta do is section up your hair and then tie it up into little puff shapes that you then tie together into this shape and for the bangs you can do a simple twist out or braid out to achieve the curls! For such a simple hairstyle it’s definitely one that is beautiful and eye-catching!
15. Braid-Out Curls
Braid out is the ultimate cute lazy girl hairstyle! I mean how much easier can it get? All you gotta do is take down some braids to create some gorgeous curls. Braid outs are a no heat, low manipulation hairstyle.
16. Mohawk Style Twist Out
Twist out curls always look so good and natural. And this little mohawk style of styling your twist out with little side buns to give the effect is so trendy and cool and modern.
17. Twist Out Afro with Flat-Twist Side
Twist outs are really cute and you can do something a little different with the hairstyle by adding some flat twists off to the side.
18. Space Buns with Flat Twist
Space buns with a flat-twist twist! Take your natural hair space buns to the next level with some flat twists at the front to really add spice to the hairstyle especially with the beads added to the twists!
19. Side Cornrows with Afro Mohawk
The mohawk effect looks so good styled on African hair! And instead of the traditionally buzzed sides you can achieve the effect with some cute cornrow braids on the sides instead.
20. Half Up Half Down Top Knot Bun Hairstyle
Gorgeous hairstyle especially if you have hair on the longer side! With the Cute twist top bun, and the twist braids with beads to frame the face.
21. Twist Out Afro
You literally can’t go wrong with a twist out afro. It’s an easy low manipulation hairstyle. The great thing about this hairstyle is that you get to protect your hair with some cute twist braids and then when you get tired of the twists you can rock your hair in a chic twist out afro!
22. Half Afro Puff Hairdo
The options are limitless when it comes to natural hairstyle honestly! This hairstyle is so so cute with the front sections secured with little pink rubber bands for a colorful pop!
23. Chunky Beaded Flats Twists with High Puff
Love this hairdo, it’s so cute with the two chucky flat twists in the front, the added beads for a little tribal twist and a high curly afro puff.
24. Natural Hair Twists
Natural hair twists are an easy and great protective style for your natural hair! And cute too! Style your natural twists with a cute little scarf, ribbon or hair-clip to add a little extra style to the hair!
25. Side Bang Ponytail Hairstyle with Big Scrunchie
A cute and trendy way to style a low ponytail with side part bangs is with a big, chunky scrunchy. It just transforms the whole hairstyle form basic to trendy and eye-catching.
26. Half and Half Hairdo with Top Bun
Love a good half up and half down hairdo with natural hair and a cute little updo or bun. Like this twisted up top bun with some cute gold string wrapped around.
27. Flat Twist Crown with Scarf Bun
Gorgeous simple flat twist hairstyle tied up into a bun with a beautiful scarf. Proof that you can elevate a hairstyle with the right accessory.
28. Cornrow Braids to Double Buns
The two chunky cornrow braids hairstyle has always been like the cute, easy, go to hairstyle for natural hair and this hairstyle freshens up the the two cornrow style with two puffy buns at the ends!
29. Half Twist Updo
Add a fun pop of color to your natural hairdos with some colorful rubber bands to secure your twist like in this hairstyle!
30. Twist Braids with Beads
Don’t you just love when your natural hair twists turn out looking juicy?! And then you add the chunky beads and it is just game over! The hairstyle is simple and gorgeous!
31. Chunky Twists with Bow Bun
This bow shaped bun is definitely a unique, fun and cute bun style to try! And if you’re tired of of the plain tied-back bun look then these chunky front twist braids are a great way to add a little something extra to the hairstyle.
32. Natural Hair Cornrows
Spice up your natural hair cornrows with some cute tribal beads. Such a stylish and easy way to protect your natural hair.
33. Curly Buns Zig-Zag Middle Part Hairstyle
This is such a cute hairstyle if you have short natural hair! A little zig-zag middle part moment with little curl puffs or buns. You can achieve the look with simple finger curls.
34. Bubble Ponytail
If you’ve got long hair then this is definitely a hairstyle to try. The beauty about the bubble ponytail is that it looks so gorgeous but is actually so easy to do!
35. Slick Double Buns
Who doesn’t love the double buns hairstyle! It’s always so adorable! You can never go wrong with it. It’s the type of hairstyle for those lazy days when you still wanna look cute but not put too much effort into your hair.
36. Flat-Twist and Bun Hairstyle
A cute, simple, everyday hairstyle for your natural hair done by sectioning your hair into two parts, front and back, and then doing some easy flat twist rows in the front and then adding them to the back section with a low bun!
37. Zig-Zag Middle Part with Two Buns
A fresh way to do the two bun hairstyle! Why do a regular straight middle part when you can mix it up with a zig-zag middle part?
38. Natural Hair Box Braids
39. Mini Two Strand Twist
Mini twists always look so so good, even though the take down process can be a little daunting, honestly the hairstyle is so worth it!
40. Tribal Twist Braids
These braids are so gorgeous, the tribal inspired twists are a beautiful way to keep your natural hair protected while looking stylish and fierce.
41. Flat Twist Updo
A simple flat twist updo and bangs for those days you want a low effort but cute everyday hairstyle for your natural hair.
42. Flat Twist Hair with Puff Bun
Flat twist hairstyles can be so stunning. This one in particular is so classy and gorgeous.
43. Crown Flat Twist Braids
This is such a simple and elegant hairdo for natural African hair. If you want a sample everyday hairstyle for something like work, that leaves your face open and free and still has you looking cute then this is it!
44. Flat Twist Updo with Twist Bangs
Who said natural hairstyles have to be boring? This flat twist hairstyle is stylish and long lasting, if you need a cute natural protective hairstyle that you can wear for a while.
45. Bantu Knots
You literally cannot go wrong with bantu knots, it’s the one hairstyle that is so cute, so feminine and so representative of African elegance and beauty