1 of 25 @watchjazzy/Instagram
It’s no secret that braids are the ultimate protective style—plus they make you look pulled together instantly.
2 of 25 @gabifresh/Instagram
Rocking these extra long braids are not only fierce, but super easy to maintain.
3 of 25 @chloekitembo/Instagram
Cornrows are a no-brainer for a year-round protective style.
4 of 25 @clairesulmers/Instagram
Putting locs into an elegant ponytail is a quick way to transition from day-to-night.
5 of 25 @indialove/Instagram
Side swept waves are a simple, but gorgeous look for the fall.
6 of 25 @tia_becca_/Instagram
Wearing some of your curls slicked back helps hide a few unruly curls.
7 of 25 @wstco/Instagram
A diffuser is the perfect way to elongate your curls when rocking a wash n go style.
8 of 25 @foreverflawlyss/Instagram
In rush? Pile your curls on top of your head for easy elegance.
9 of 25 @ulovemegz/Instagram
Extend the life of a blow-out by transforming it into a relaxed top knot.
10 of 25 @chimeedwards/Instagram
Gold hair clips and cuffs are a simple way to spice up your everyday style.
11 of 25 @justsza/Instagram
Don’t feel obligated to get your hair super sleek, extra volume is always a good idea.
12 of 25 @moknowshair/Instagram
Flipping and curling the ends of your layered hair takes you to instant beauty boss status.
13 of 25 @napturalelenore/Instagram
For a dramatic look, try adding a few clip-ins to add extra thickness—and interest.
14 of 25 @naptural85/Instagram
Fuller hair is fierce; play it up with a deep side part.
15 of 25 @heyfranhey/Instagram
A side pony paired with a cute fedora exudes a cool, hipster vibe.
16 of 25 @jackieaina/Instagram
Your night out look is fresher than ever with a vintage wrap.
17 of 25 @nanawax/Instagram
Deep condition your hair discreetly with a signature head scarf.
18 of 25 @laeldivine/Instagram
When flat ironing your hair, leave a little texture to add flair and style.
19 of 25 @tarenguy/Instagram
Free form locs are are the perfect way to embrace your God-given texture in a fierce way.
20 of 25 @peakmilll/Instagram
Tapering your curls can give you a new look and help your hair grow.
21 of 25 @mynamesdiana/Instagram
Fluff out your fro for an undone style that looks right on par.
22 of 25 @mynaturalsistas/Instagram
This haute hue ensures you’ll be the center of attention.
23 of 25 @naturalneiicey/Instagram
Pulling your hair up into a top knot can add a few extra days to any style.
24 of 25 @yariszbeth/Instagram
Lightening your hair isn’t just for summer—these chocolatey curls will brighten any day.
25 of 25 @alissa.ashley/Instagram
This super short haircut—and color—fit right into fall.
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