Dej Loaf at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 3, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Keep the hair out of your face this summer by slicking your hair back into a ponytail and braiding the rest. Pull the braid towards your forehead and pin it at the top of your crown.
Ciara onstage during the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 show airs on July 17, 2016 at 8pm on Nickelodeon.
Long flowing strands were made for fun styles like this. Part your hair from ear-to-ear and down the center, then twist your strands into two mini buns and finger rake the rest of your hair for a look that’s carefree and cool.
Woman attends New York Fashion Week
If you’re rocking your natural but looking for a change, try experimenting with color. This blonde hue is perfect for cinnamon skin beauties.
Elaine Welteroth attends New York Fashion Week
Box braids are the ultimate summer style. Leave them long and flowy or style them in a half-up style like Teen Vogue EIC, Elaine Welteroth.
Serayah attends Take-Two’s annual E3 kickoff party at Cecconi’s Restaurant on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
When you’re short on time, a top knot can be a life saver. It’s quick and easy to style and still looks polished.
Meagan Good attends the 2016 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Locs are having a moment right now and we’re so here for it. If you’re afraid to commit, take a cue from Meagan Good and try this goddess loc style. If you’re feeling particularly daring, you can even try shaving one side of your head to say super cool as the temperatures rise.
Ciara attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 6, 2016 in Paris, France.
You can’t go wrong with a fishtail braid. The messier, the better.
Rihanna backstage (OR) in the audience at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. iHeartRadio Music Awards are being broadcast live on NBC.
Channel your inner Nubian queen and style your hair with Bantu knots. They’re low maintenance and make for an awesome twist-out style the following week.
Solange arrives at the H&M Sydney Flagship Store VIP Party on October 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
Protective styles are great, but everyone once in a while it’s fun to let your hair loose. Stretch your strands by leaving twists in over night and unravel them in the morning for optimal carefree Black girl style.
Gabrielle Union arrives at the 2016 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
Perk up your hair with a super cute hair accessory to add a little joosh to dull strands.
arrives at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2016 at the UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California.
Plain braids are cute, but embellished braids are better. Accent your braids with metallic rings, feathers or hair tattoos to take your style to the next level.
Who says top knots have to be boring? braid up the back and leave a few wispy strands out in the front for a look that’s effortlessly chic.
Twin buns are perfect for keeping cool in the summer and they’re low stress on your strands.
Ciprianna Quan attends NYFW
Keep the tension off your edges and style your curls into a high side ponytail.
Woman attends Paris Fashion Week
If you’ve got curls, flaunt them. There’s no point in straightening your strands during the summer anyway!