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10 Awesome New Black Natural Hairstyles

There’s never been a better time to rock your natural coils, kinks and curls. Keep up to date with the latest trends in black natural hairstyles and check out these awesome looks below for your next hairdo.

  • 10. Crazy, Sexy, Cool

    Big hair doesn’t have to mean it’s unkept.  This fierce up do will have people staring for the right reasons.

    Sexy Black Natural Half Updo

    Style by Kristyn Oday, Savvy Salon, Cornelius, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Part hair from ear to ear.
    2. Create horizontal roll and pin in place.
    3. Use finishing spray for firm hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Pantene ProV’s Truly Natural Hair Line provides an argan oil serum to keep this style from looking dry and crispy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style best suits oval face shapes and  long, curly to wavy hair.

    Tip(s):

    To get ample volume, use a master comb to tease the hair.

  • 9. Curly Mohawk Mania

    Natural hair inspired mohawks are very chic. Check out this easy to do style combined with curls and a simple braid up.

    Curly Mohawk with Braids

    Style by Shontelise Crutch, FabStylez Hair and Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Section out rectangle in the interior of head.
    2. Braid rectangle section straight back. Use curly weave and sew into place.
    3. Braid rest of hair into desired style and pin into place.
    4. Use serum to add shine for the finishing touches.

    Recommended Products:

    Short curly weave with smooth curls will give you the perfect look for this style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round face shapes are great for this style because it elongates the face! This styles is best suited for all hair types that are medium to long hair.

    Tip(s):

    If you want more volume in the middle, separate the curls with your fingers.

  • 8. Double Trouble Dread

    This ‘do features slim locs in a french roll with a bright red highlighted crown. The neatness of this style will have many intrigued onlookers.

    Black Natural Dread Updo with Red

    Style by CHAVALA WILKERSON, Nubian Designs/Blades Professional, CHARLESTON, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Section out rectangle in the interior of head. Roll hair and pin into place.
    2. Make a vertical roll with the rest of locs starting from the nape to the middle of head.
    3. Use the ends of the locs and make a horizontal roll and pin into place..
    4. Use hairspray for light hold.

    Recommended Products:

    Eco-Styler gel works well for achieve sleek look especially when re-twisting locs.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes best suit this style along with medium to long locs.

    Tip(s):

    Irie Dread Lock and Twist Papaya and Passion Fruit Locking Gel provides moisture to prevent dryness when twisting and styling locs.

  • 7. Wonderfully Wavy…Kids Edition

    This style features a wet and wavy style, simple enough for kids.

    Curly Black Natural Hairstyle for Kids

    Style by Deidre Clay, Waves Links Hair Studio, Fayetteville, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Make a part on desired side.
    2. Smooth hair back on one side and pin into place.
    3. Use light holding spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls for more defined curls and waves.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style best suits curly to wavy hair and works on all face shapes.

    Tip(s):

    Do not oversaturate strands with hair procuct. A pea to dime sized amount works well to achieve this style.

  • 6. Mohawk Madness

    This style features cute coils and ringlets in a cornrowed, mohawk style.

    Natural Mohawk with Versatile Curls

    Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Section out rectangle in the interior of head. Finger curl the ends of the hair.
    2. Braid both sides of hair as desired. Pin braids in place.
    3. Use light sheen to seal the look.

    Recommended Products:

    Use long bobby pins to secure large portions of hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style suits all types of faces and works best on curly, short to medium length hair.

    Tip(s):

    Criss cross the large bobby pins for a more secure base.

  • 5. Naturalista

    This side updo makes a beautiful statement for a formal event.

    Naturally Curly Updo with Braids

    Style by SARAH JENKINS, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Braid hair from one ear to the other. Pin ends down.
    2. Use kinky extension hair and rope twist it. Pin into place.
    3. Use firm holding sheen.

    Recommended Products:

    Marley extension hair is best recommended for this style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes best suit this style. Natural curls work best with this style.

    Tip(s):

    If you can’t find Marley extension hair, try to find the closest kinky hair. The trick is finding extension hair that best matches yours for this particular style.

  • 4. TWA Short and Sweet

    Featuring a red highlights, this teeny weeny afro is perfect for a night out!

    Short Naturally Curly Hairstyle with Highlights

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

    How to Style:

    1. Use a denman brush and comb throughout hair.
    2. Use fingers to place hair as desired.
    3. Spray sheen for finishing touches.

    Recommended Products:

    Wen hair care  line provides a beautiful texture balm that will have your locks looking luscious.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style suits any face shape. Short to medium curly hair works best.

    Tip(s):

    To aid in detangling your hair, try Wen’s Shower Comb.

  • 3. Fishtail Fantasy

    This style features a beautiful side braid for a stunning look.

    Natural Long Side Fishtail Braid

    Style by Shelby Caldwell, Savvy Salon, Cornelius, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Section hair in 2 unequal sections.
    2. Take the smaller section and braid 4 corn rows back. Pin ends to the side.
    3. Tease the rest of the hair and softly smooth into a chignon.
    4. Make a fish tail braid with the left over hair for a side ponytail.
    5. Use firm hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Keratease Cleansing Oil shampoo for healthy hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style fits all face shapes. Natural,  long hair is recommended for the best results.

    Tip(s):

    Keratease  conditioner works well as a followup to the shampoo to keep hair moisturized.

  • 2. Finger Frenzy Curls

    Heatless curls are a must for this summer!

    Short Black Natural Hairstyle with Heatless Curls

    Style by ERMA STEPHENS, Head’s Above, Crestview, FL

    How to Style:

    1. Take medium sections of hair and twist hair around finger for defined curls.
    2. Repeat this until entire head is completely curled.
    3. Use light sheen for finishing touches.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Eden’s Heart Oatmilk n’ Honey Daily  Conditioner for soft beautiful curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style suits any face shape. Curly to wavy hair is recommended for this hairdo.

    Tip(s):

    The last thing you want is heavy products on your hair. Eden’s Heart also provides light finishers such as the Almond Elixir Invigorating Oil and Sweet Vanilla Butter.

  • 1. The Goddess Twist

    Finger waves are making their way back into style. Get in on the trend with this goddess twist!

    Natural Updo with Finger Waves

    Style by Shwanda Williams, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Braid hair into mohawk. Pin ends down.
    2. Use smooth hair extension and rope twist it into 2 buns. Pin into place.
    3. Use firm holding sheen.

    Recommended Products:

    I recommend Shea Moisture’s  Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo for a clean and moisturized strands.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape will suit this style. Medium to short length and any texture hair suits this style.

    Tip(s):

    This line also provides a restorative conditioner to help keep the integrity of the hair.

    Natural hairstyles a real hit this year. Show off your natural curls with any one of these black natural hairstyles. You’re sure to stand out in a crowd!