Street Style: The 50 Most Sizzling Natural 'Dos of 2012

As the growth of the natural hair community continues to thrive, we're seeing a bold surge in natural hairstyles that are funky, unique, and oh-so sizzling! From fab 'fros to dazzling dreads, the naturalistas we spotted this year were simply breathtaking!

Nicole Marie Melton Dec, 11, 2012

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Ashley Small goes glam in a natural updo and pompadour at the Survival Secrets of Game Changers networking event in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tiffany Davis flaunts her hot hair at the Coco Curls Spring Trends event in Atlanta, Georgia.

3 of 54 Ashleigh Reddy

Cortesia Mitchell flaunts her hot hair at the “Texture Talk” meetup hosted by Beautiful Textures in San Francisco, California.

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Designer Sonji Williams flaunts her fabulous updo hairstyle in New York’s Soho neighborhood.

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Briana McCarthy shows off her hot hair at the Brunch with Eden event in Chicago, Illinois.

6 of 54 Hannan Saleh

Model and entrepreneur Camilla Barungi flaunts her “crown” at The Crowns For a Cure Event.

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Blogger Cadian Carter flaunts her “crown” at the Crowns For A Cure event.

8 of 54 Bree Gant

Alexandra Maurice shows off her hot hair at Howard University’s Springfest in Washington, DC.

9 of 54 Wayne Summers

Kia W. Darby shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Shakira Boyce shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Shana Swain shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Shanit Mayers attends the Optimum Salon Haircare Miracle Oil launch event hosted by CurlyNikki in New York City.

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Tamika Fletcher shows off her fabulous hairstyle at the Naturally Happy Hair Mixer in Houston, Texas.

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Antoinette Henry attends the Curls Gone Wild natural hair event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Brooke Slade attends the Curls Gone Wild natural hair event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jasmine Artis attends the Curls Gone Wild natural hair event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Katina Mackey-Green attends the Curls Gone Wild natural hair event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Myrtle Williams attends the Curls Gone Wild natural hair event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Sophia Aiida shows off her hot hair at Lincoln Center during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2013.

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Elise Peterson shows off her hot hair at Lincoln Center during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2013.

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Jazmine Hade Harrod attends the P-3 Beauty Tea in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Shalawn Willis attends the P-3 Beauty Tea in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Mattie James attends the P-3 Beauty Tea in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Maeling Tapp attends the P-3 Beauty Tea in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Simone Ferguson attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Victoria Facyson attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Whitney McArthur attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Aevin Dugas attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Mariama Mounir Petrolawicz shows off her hot hair while attending Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.

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Tammie McNair attends the Show Up Show Out event in Harlem, New York.

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Tara Hall stops by the Design Essentials booth at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show in College Park, Georgia.

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Angela Jae attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York.

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Bridgette Gant flaunts her natural hair with flair at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show in College Park, Georgia.

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Nia Testamark stops by the Design Essentials booth at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show in College Park, Georgia.

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Kayla Charleston stops by the Design Essentials booth at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show in College Park, Georgia.

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Alexis Williams shows off her hot hair while out-and-about in New York City.

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Cassidy Blackwell attends the Fall Into Natural event hosted by NaturalSelectionBlog in Oakland, California.

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Tiffany Coates shows off her hot hair while attending BK Fashion Weekend in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Allison Poole attends the Healthy Hair Affair event in Washington, D.C.

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Cipriana Quann attends the Healthy Hair Affair event in Washington, D.C.

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Kisha Monagun attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Phoenyx Austin attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Constance Franks attends the Natural is Not a Fad event hosted by Koils By Nature in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Tiana Moore sports a dazzling natural ’do at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Benita Bamfo shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Simone Nair shows off her fabulous natural ’do at the Textures on the Runway natural hair and fashion show in New York City.

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Malinda Edwards shows off her fabulous natural ’do at the Textures on the Runway natural hair and fashion show in New York City.

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Keisha Goodridge shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Taren Guy shows off her fabulous natural ’do at the Textures on the Runway natural hair and fashion show in New York City.

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Renae Bluitt shows off her fabulous natural ’do at the Textures on the Runway natural hair and fashion show in New York City.

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Danita La’Vonne shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Brittany Clarke shows off her hot hair at “The Experience” natural hair & beauty event in New York City.

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Lanisha Lenore attends the Show Up Show Out event in Harlem, New York.

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CEO of Skai Blue Media Rakia Reynolds shows off her style in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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