Although wearing your natural hair can sometimes be a bit of a task regardless of your hair type, the beauty of our hair though is its ability to be styled in a hundred different ways. Whether it’s knotless braids or box braids, braided ponytail, or even just outright rocking your Afro, we have listed a couple of hairdos that are the go-to styles for celebrities and socialites. Take a cue from them as you book your next appointment with your hairstylist(or style your own hair); we promise you it will be worth your time.
Braids are always in trend but take yours up a notch by adding bangs to your braid style. Make like Ezinne Chinkata and add some beads to the bangs for that show-stopping look.
A good ponytail whether high or low is always a winner in our books, but adding a braid to this hairdo will make it look even better. Try Mpho Laing’s version of this look by parting the back of your hair and placing your choice of hair extension in there. Pulling your hair back in a firm hold, secure it with a hairband. Apply hair gel to your hair till you reach the ponytail, lay your edges, then braid the hair extension and secure the ends with a fancy hairband.
A Topknot is very stylish and there are variations of this hairdo. So whether you are all dressed up for a red carpet event or simply dropping off the kids at school, you need knot(get it?) worry about your look because it is a winner any time of day.
An Afro has been a trend for African hair texture since the seventies and there are different ways of pulling it off. Kika Osunde shows us one of the ways and we can’t say that we are surprised that she pulled off this look. After all, she is Kika good hair, isn’t she?
If you decide to carry your natural hair, a nice look to try is a twist out. Before you go to bed, part your hair into sections and twist each section, then loosen them in the morning and spray on some light coconut oil for some shine. Make like Beverly Naya and sweep it to the side.
Hit the red carpet or any event for that matter with a statement hairdo like the pompadour. Nse Ikpe-Etim looks gorgeous with her smooth sides and poofy top twist, and so can you.
Finger waves became popular in the 1920s along with the new fashion of that era-the flapper dress. Recreate this iconic glamour look like Dolapo Oni did for her birthday shoot by applying some gel, or hair mousse (you will need a copious amount), then using your fingers, and in small portions, push your hair in the direction you desire.
The halo or crown braid is an excellent way to look chic. Whether you choose to style your hair this way for a beach wedding or a garden party, this hairstyle, depending on the placement, and how tight or loose the halo is, can actually be pulled off for a number of occasions.
Curly bangs have always been very funky and have graced the heads of celebrities from way back like singer-songwriter Donna Summer. Channel this look like Dodos did for an effortlessly chic night or day out in the town.
Braided High Bun
One of the beautiful things about braids is that there are a million and one ways to wear them. Make like Eku Edewor and put yours up in a bun.
You don’t have to loc your own hair to be able to rock the locs-look. Many people, celebrities included, simply go for faux locs. It’s pretty simple, buy the extensions, have your hairstylist install them to your hair, et voila! locs for the next two weeks or more. You decide.
As with all protective hairstyles, Bantu Knots are perfect for you regardless of your hair type. Originating from Southern Africa, this hairdo has no limit to the number of mini buns you can create. Add some drama to yours as Olar Folami did.
Braided Space Buns
Take your braids-style game up a notch by putting them in a space bun. It looks quite good on adults. Just one look at Tonye Garrick and we know you will agree with us.