Sanaa Lathan is red carpet-ready in this polished and clean over-the-shoulder ponytail. A side part is the perfect compliment to this look.
Beyonce has worn every hairstyle in the book, but this side ponytail is one of her more adventurous looks. If you’re planning to pull this off, be sure that you have some serious edge control and hairspray on deck to smooth flyaways.
Ponytails are great for all hair textures whether curly or straight. Jordin Sparks swept her full spirals into an over-the-shoulder ponytail.
The secret to a great ponytail is having smooth edges. Nia Long nails this look with sleek and polished strands.
Here’s a side view of Nia’s easy, beautiful ponytail.
From this angle, Kerry Washington’s ponytail is simply beautiful. We especially love how voluminous it is!
Warmer weather calls for hair that’s fuss free. This side braid on Nia Long is the perfect look for day or night.
Here’s another angle of Nia’s perfect pony. This style would look great on just about any hair type or texture.
It’s rare that we see Gabrielle Union wear box braids, but she totally slayed this look.
Even from the back, Gabrielle Union’s braids are flawless. Their long length and small diameter also offer many styling options.
Twists are great for the spring and summer because they are so versatile. Naturi Naughton looks radiant in a high, twisted bun. She used an extra section of large, braided hair to accent the base of her bun.
Here’s a back view of Naturi’s high bun. Isn’t it gorgeous?
We totally understand why Naturi has this beautiful glow— she knows she looks stunning in her beautiful braids!
Here, you can get a better view of the length of Naturi’s shiny twists.
Chrisette Michelle looks like a queen in her chunky box twists styled sky-high into a side pony. Small golden gems add extra flair.
Ashley Blaine Featherson looks stunning in this high, oversized braided bun.
Meagan Good’s faux locs are perfect in every way! We love the natural texture and long length, which makes the styling options endless.
We love that Meagan’s faux locs look so natural. This is also a great protective style if your hair needs a break after harsh and cold winter temps.
A sky-high topknot is just one of many ways you can style long faux locs.
A wash-and-go is the perfect simple yet stylish look for spring. Serayah McNeill styles her corkscrew curls with a center part.
To get curls like Tracee Ellis Ross’, set your hair on large flexirods at night. Un-twist each rod with a dab of olive or coconut oil for shine, and fluff small sections with your fingers to add volume.
Tracee Ellis Ross always has amazing hair, but we especially love when her natural curls are fluffy, fabulous and fuss-free.
Jordin Sparks is one of our favorite curl-crushes. These fluffy ringlets show off her lush and thick hair texture.
Margo Bingham shows that a cutesty topknot can be worn for day or dressed up for the red carpet.
Sanaa Lathan remixes the high bun trend by wearing hers in this half up/half down style. Loose, beachy waves finish off the look.
Nia Long’s high bun is sleek and chic. Recreate the look at home with the help of an edge control gel, paddle brush, ponytail holder and a few bobby pins. Easy as pie!
Tracee Ellis Ross makes a style statement by adding shiny, curly bangs to her topknotted ‘do.
The great thing about a topknot like Serayah McNeill’s is that you can style it once and it will last a few days. Simply tie your edges flat with a silk scarf nightly to reduce frizz and apply a spray oil mist daily to maintain shine.
Jordin Sparks stepped out in this perfectly imperfect high bun that’s a total hit for spring.
Take a look at Jordin’s hair from this angle. Even the back looks flawless!
No time to do your hair? No problem! Gabrielle Union shows you that a messy high bun is just as chic as an intricate updo, but takes half the time.
Gabrielle’s bun looks way cool from the side, too! Her double headband adds the perfect finishing touch.
Kerry Washington looks ready for spring in this slightly unkempt side braid.
Kelly Rowland’s intricate crown braid makes for a darling and dazzling springtime hairstyle. If a fishtail is a little too complex for you, recreate a similar look with a regular three-strand braid or two-strand twist.
Regina King added a subtle crown braid to this elegant updo.
To make your messy braid more versatile, try adding a side part and teasing your hair at the roots to create volume, as shown here on Kerry Washington.
Another great thing about crown braids is that they can be used to camouflage and protect your edges, as seen here on Danielle Brooks.
Kerry Washington went for an edgy look with this braided ponytail complete with a teased crown and sleek sides.
The contrast between the fluffy top, smooth sides, and textured braid gives this style a lot of dimension.
Beyonce is seen out and about sporting her signature blond, loose waves.
Shorter, chin-length waves look fabulous on Meagan Good. The actress swept her bangs to the side to compliment the look.
Serayah McNeill’s beachy waves are perfect for a day at the mall or a night on the town.
Jordin Sparks is all smiles in these sexy, waist-length waves. The length and ombre color of this style is sure to turn heads this season.
Kelly Rowland can do no wrong in our book. Her hair is always stunning no matter the occasion!
The key to great tousled waves is to tease small sections at a time. You don’t want to pouf your hair too much. A little volume is all you need.
Kerry Washington shows us another way to wear waves— in a chic bob-length and with a center part. Perfection.
Naturi Naughton is a hair chameleon and looks amazing no matter what style she wears. Here, the star rocks shiny, loose waves that fall effortless over her shoulder.
Nia Long’s tousled, wavy bob is the perfect springtime look. Recreate the look at home by placing your straight hair into medium sized braids overnight. In the morning, unbraid and finger fluff before heading out the door.
Kelly Rowland remixed her tousled waves by adding bangs and pulling the top section up into a small pomp. Cute!
Here’s Kelly’s hair from the back. Simply gorgeous!
Kerry Washington is the queen of beachy waves and does this look oh-so well. Here, the Scandal star adds feathery bangs for even more flair.