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15 Fancy Hairstyles For Women of Color

Looking for a new hairdo? Do you have an event or party to attend where you need to amp up the drama? These fancy hairstyles are just what you need to feel like a diva and keep heads turning your way!

1. Symmetrical Belle

This fancy hairstyle is super cute for ladies that would like a dose of edginess. The style is shaved on one side with a part and curled on the other side giving the hair a boost of body. Simply stunning!

Symmetrical Belle Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by Travis Stone

Symmetrical Belle Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by Travis Stone

How to Style:

  1.  A precision cut is the foundation of this hot look.
  2. While one side and the back are tapered, crown, frontal and other side are left longer.
  3.  Mold hair down with your favorite styling foam to give hair a smooth look.
  4. Let completely dry under a hooded hair dryer.
  5.  Curl longer side and crown with a medium flat iron or curling iron.
  6.  Style with a feather comb and/or fingers to give hair
  7. a tousled effect while keeping hair neatly defined.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Influance Shine Spray and Influance Medium Hold Spritz to give hair shine with just enough hold and firmness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces with relaxed hair is best for this look.

2. Fancy Bombshell

This fancy half up, half down ‘do is just right for a day or night out on the town. A bun is sculpted on top with designer braids on the sides and full curls in the back makes for an incredibly cute hairstyle.

Fancy Bombshell Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by Toni Sharp Marshall

Fancy Bombshell Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by Toni Sharp Marshall

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair and section hair out at the top for your bun with a clip and part and design cornrow or twist your hair on the sides and secure with a rubber band.
  2. Flat iron and lightly curl hair sectioned in clip away from face and sculpt into a bouffant or bun and secure with bobby pins.
  3. Curl hair left out in the back with a light hairspray and a medium sized barreled curling iron.
  4. Finger comb curls to style.
  5. Mist with shine spray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Kenra 25 Hairspray and Influance S3 Shine Spray. Give your hair heat protection from the inside out against styling and finishing damage from the hottest heat tools.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with medium to thick hair types work best with this style.

3. Fancy and Fierce Mohawk

This braided curly style will surely stop the crowd with small designer braids on the side and a funky curly hawk on top and back. Sweet!

Fancy and Fierce Mohawk Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by Lauren Miller

Fancy and Fierce Mohawk Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by Lauren Miller

How to Style:

  1.  Section the sides of your hair off and create designer cornrow braids in a Mohawk style.
  2.  Set remaining hair on curling rods to get a curly, long lasting look.
  3.  Remove and finger style by separating coils to create a fuller, thicker look.

Recommended Products:

Try Influance Moisture Lock with Shea Butter for moisture and hydration.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or Round shaped faces best suit this style.

Tip(s):

Add curly hair extensions to create a fuller hawk.

4. Sultry Ombre

This sultry style is sure to catch everyone’s attention. The look of flowing soft curls with a touch of golden honey color will make this style pop.

Sultry Ombre Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by Paulette Edwards, Ultimate Creations, Beaufort, SC

How to Style:

  1.  Blow dry hair starting at the nape, curl hair section by section toward the top.
  2.  Once curled use light strokes to finger style hair using a gloss for shine and smoothness.

Recommended Products:

Try Kenra 25 Volumizing Hair Spray and Influance S3 Serum to keep this style looking fierce.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is suitable for all face shapes and hair that can be straightened.

Tip(s):

For added glamour, sweep hair to one side.

5. Braided Bun

This fancy braided updo is really a stand out style. Hair is pulled up on sides and back creating a braided bun hairstyle up top that’s cute, but perfect for a girl that wants an edgy and classy hairstyle.

Braided Bun Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by Micheline Barber, M Salon 1, Tampa, FL

Braided Bun Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by Micheline Barber, M Salon 1, Tampa, FL

How to Style:

  1.  Section hair off to be braided and comb hair up into ponytail around entire head form and braid synthetic hair into ponytail creating a stylish bun and secure.
  2.  Add shine spray for sheen.

Recommended Products:

Use Influence Shine Spray to hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or round face shapes with any hair type work great with this style.

6. Crimson Curls

Go bold with this fancy scarlet colored hairstyle and get the attention you deserve. This haircut is asymmetrical with one side shaved and edgy and the other side left curly and glamorous for a romantic look.

How to Style:

  1.  Hair is sectioned off and shaved on one side, and balanced with a longer, thicker side that is left longer.
  2.  Use a small curling wand to achieve free flowing wavy ringlets.
  3.  Loosen with an anti-frizz serum.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Influance S3 Serum for shine, anti-frizz and a smooth finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes would look great with this hairstyle.  Relaxed or natural hair types work best.

Tip(s):

For additional length, add curly hair additions to your hair and blend.

7. Blonde Delight

This funky, but fancy look is sure to have heads turning your way.

How to Style:

  1.  Start with the right short cut.  The sides and back should have a tapered effect while left a little linger in the crown.
  2.  Mold hair with a medium foam setting agent and allow to dry under a hooded dryer.
  3.  Grab a medium barrel curling iron or flat iron to create a flipped up feathered look in the crown and back, creating a mohawk style.
  4.  Using a small amount of curling wax and light natural oil, finger comb into desired style or feather comb to blend.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance White Conditioning Foam to mold, Influance Medium Hold Spritz for hold and Influance Curling Wax and Natural Oil.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval face shapes with relaxed hair work best for this ‘do.

Tip(s):

Add colored hair to this style to give it extra funkiness without the commitment.

8. Fancy Up-do

This micro braided, fancy multi-toned hairstyle is a great look for those that want convenience with a sultry feel. This look is half-up and half-down with a little designer bouffant at the top. Very sophisticated!

Fancy Up-do Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by TERRESA MURRAY, Hair Explosion, Panama City, FL

Fancy Up-do Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by TERRESA MURRAY, Hair Explosion, Panama City, FL

How to Style:

  1. On clean and dried hair, curl braids with a large barrel curling iron for easiness and control.
  2. Separate micro braids with a horizontal parting in back of head from ear to ear.
  3. Take braided sections of hair on top half of head and create pin curls or loop designs and secure bobby pins.
  4. Create a crisscross design toward the front by alternating your sections, going from side to side.
  5. Create loose curls in the back with a large barreled curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Use Influence Shine Spray. Spritz this on before and after styling for a shiny glow.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square, round, or heart shaped faces can totally rock this side hairdo. Lots of naturally curly textured hair is ideal.

Tip(s):

For a full look, do not curl and pin the loops too tightly.

9. Retro Glam

This vintage hairstyle is rocking tidal waves and curls on one side and pulled back on the other. It truly is a head turner!

Retro Glam Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Turnin\’ Headz Beauty Services, INC, Triangle , VA

Retro Glam Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Turnin\’ Headz Beauty Services, INC, Triangle , VA

How to Style:

  1. While hair is wet, apply leave-in conditioner and setting lotion and part hair on one side and form your finger waves on side with most hair and roller set the rest on medium sized magnetic rollers.
  2. Once dry, remove rollers and blend curls with fingers.
  3. Pull back opposite side behind the ear and secure with pins.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Leave-in Conditioner, Influance Setting Lotion, and  Influance S3 Shine Spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval face shapes with medium to thick hair density suits this style best.

10. Fierce Braids

This fancy braid style looks simply gorgeous. This is a great style for girls with super long, thick hair who want to keep it up and off their neck and back.

Fierce Braids Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by Mrs. Tiffany Allen Tames, Mane Attractions, Pasco, WA

Fierce Braids Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by Mrs. Tiffany Allen Tames, Mane Attractions, Pasco, WA

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair smooth, while adding a heat protectant to shield the hair from the heat.
  2. Apply a dime size amount of a light natural oil for shine.
  3. Create 4 to 5 large sections around head and french braid up into a ponytail.
  4. Create curls on the ponytail and fingercomb.

Recommended Products:

Influance Thermal Seal from protection and Influance Natural Oil for shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and round face shapes work best for this hairstyle. It’s ideal for the style to be worn by ladies with thick hair.

Tip(s):

Attach a curly ponytail if your hair is not long enough to create a full ponytail.

11. Bold Flips

This fancy flipped out hairstyle is definitely a head turner. This look is definitely “hawked out” with a splash of color in the fringe. Hot!

Bold Flips Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by KIMBERLY STENNET, Stennet Studio, Duncanville, TX

Bold Flips Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by KIMBERLY STENNET, Stennet Studio, Duncanville, TX

How to Style:

  1.  The foundation of this style starts with a great precision haircut with sides tapered very low while leaving length in the crown and back creating a mohawk shag effect.
  2.  Hair is then flipped throughout with a ceramic flat iron and finger combed or feather combed for a more tousled look.

Recommended Products:

Use Influance Curling Wax and Influance Natural Oil combined to created more definition and shine.

Best Face Shape:

Oval or round shaped faces can totally rock this hawk hairdo.

12. Beautiful Diva

This designer style with a bun is a gorgeous up do for the fun spirited bride. This styles has cute designer twists that have the appearance of a ladder. The twists are styles halfway and then styles with a cute updo.

How to Style:

  1.  On towel dried hair, section the area off for the designer twist.
  2.  Based on the desired outcome, part off your first section to twist.
  3.  To begin twist, apply a small of styling foam or styling gel to the section.
  4.  Starting at the hairline, part off a small ½ inch section, separate the section into two equal parts.
  5. Twist each part and tie together (as if beginning to tie a bow).
  6. Next, grab another ½ inch section behind the first section.
  7. Separate this section into two pieces.
  8. Intertwine the two pieces form the first section with the two pieces of the second section by twisting then tie them together,
  9. After, part another ½ inch section directly behind the second section and repeat steps 5 – 6 until you reach the end of the section and secure with a rubber band.
  10. Part off your next section to the right or left and repeat steps 3-7.
  11. After twisting all the hair across the frontal section of your head, brush the rest of your hair into a ponytail using styling foam or gel directly behind he twisted section.
  12.  Allow hair to dry under a hooded dryer.
  13. Once dried, form hair in ponytail into a bun by teasing hair around the base of the ponytail and then form the hair around the teased area into a donut shaped bun.
  14. Secure the bun with pins and spray with holding spray and shine spray for sheen.

Recommended Products:

Try Influance styling gel foam for sleekness, Influance Firm Holding Spray for hold and Influance Shine Spray for sheen.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a suitable hairstyle for oval shaped faces and works best on relaxed hair or hair that is able to be straightened.

Tip:

If hair is too short to form a bun, add wefted hair to your ponytail.

13. Island Sweep

This is a fun but fancy hairstyle. It has the best of both worlds being that it is partially up and partially down with a small flower adding a hint of the fabulous Hawaiian beach front!

Island Sweep Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by SHAE THOMPSON, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

Island Sweep Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by SHAE THOMPSON, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1.  Start with clean, dry hair and create a diagonal vertical parting from forehead to nape area
  2.  Using a light oil, curling wax or pomade, brush hair up into a ponytail on one side of the parting.
  3. Take a small section of hair from ponytail and let hang while creating a twisted bun with existing hair by twisting the hair and wrapping it around itself and pin.
  4.  On opposite side create a braid starting at the front along one side of your head to the back of the other side securing it into the ponytail with bobby pins.
  5.  Use the flat iron or curling iron and curl the longer part of the ponytail with a little hairspray for a more crisp finish.

Recommended Products:

Use Inflaunce Natural Oil, Infuance Curlin Wax or Nouritress Shea Butter Hair Moisturizer for sleekness and shine. Also try Kenra Volumizing Hairspray for hold when curling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval, heart or round shaped faces would look great with this hairstyle. This hairstyle works best with longer,thicker textures of hair.

14. Violet Allure

This hairstyle is fancy and full of vibrancy with a splash of violet and white accents on a black base. The style is swept to one side full of layers and feathered out. Just beautiful!

Violet Allure Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by MiMi

Violet Allure Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by MiMi

How to Style:

  1.  This hairstyle starts with a perfected layered cut at 90 degrees throughout head.
  2.  Hair is then curled and feather styled using a feather comb.
  3. Mist hair lightly with a shine spray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Influance S3 Shine Spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with thick hair textures would look great with this style.

15. Side Bun Diva

This fancy hairstyle is pulled into a side bun, bringing the focus to the face for a graceful, stunning look.

Side Bun Diva Fancy Hairstyles 2

Style by JENNIFER FOSTER, Hair Favor by Jennifer, GREENSBORO, NC

Side Bun Diva Fancy Hairstyles 1

Style by JENNIFER FOSTER, Hair Favor by Jennifer, GREENSBORO, NC

How to Style:

  1.  On clean, dry hair, brush hair into a side ponytail using styling foam and/or styling gel.
  2.  Allow hair to dry under a hooded dryer.
  3.  Using a bun shaper, place shaper around base of ponytail.
  4.  Form ponytail hair around bun shaper, securing hair in place with pins.
  5.  Depending on length of hair, tuck any remaining hair under your formed bun and secure with pins.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Influance styling gel and styling foam for sleekness. Influance firm holding for hold and Influance shines spray for sheen.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits oval shaped faces with relaxed hair or hair that is able to be straightened.

Tip(s):

If your hair is too short to form a bun, add weft hair to your ponytail.

With so many fancy hairstyles, a lady can get confused, but you are sure to find the perfect fit just for you.  Whether long or short, up or down, don’t stop at being fancy with just one ‘do; try a new look every week!