The Prettiest Natural Hairstyles


Stunning styles to update your look.

From waist-skimming braids to closely cropped Afros, the best natural hairstyles of the moment have one thing in common: “They’re fresh takes on classic looks,” says hairstylist Andre Walker, who works with celebrities like Oprah Winfrey. And there are many modern ways to approach your favorite classic—and it can be as simple as adding face-framing layers or trying a new updo. Ahead, a few of the prettiest natural hairstyles to borrow from the stars.

Elongated Braids

Opt for ultra-long braids à la Solange Knowles the next time you want a waist-length style—the texture and curls add effortless dimension.

Ethereal Volume

Zendaya’s blown-out caramel Afro and above-the-eyebrow bangs make a case for always keeping a dryer on hand (and bang-trimming scissors, for the bold).

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