25 Natural Hair Styles for the Holidays

Last time we checked, it was Spring! Where has the time gone? With the holiday season approaching at lightning speed, that doesn’t give you a whole lot of time to make sure your natural hair is looking its best at your upcoming holiday parties and festivities. We feel your frustrations–so many curls, so little time. This is why we’ve scouted the web for 25 absolutely stunning holiday styles that can be achieved on virtually any natural hair texture. Whether you’ve got kinks, curls, waves, or coils, one of these styles is sure to fit your look, style, and texture. Bold and beautiful, sleek and elegant, or chunky and funky…this list has got it all!


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1. Forward Bun Updo

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2. Twisted Loc (or braids) Bangs

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3. Braided Pompadour

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4. Tilted Loc (twists, or braids) Top Knot

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5. Curl Straw Set or Finger Coil

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6. Loose Textured Afro (using large curlers)

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7. Finger Waves

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8. The Classic ‘Fro + Red Lip

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9. Retro Wavy Pompadour

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10. Double Braided Crown + Low Puff Ponytail

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11. Mini Pompadour and Loose Puff Bun

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12. Curl Rod Set with Bow

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13. Chunky Braided Crown Updo

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14. Whispy Curly Updo (Go generous with the bobby pins!)

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15. A Texture Blow Out (Leave a little kink, curl, and bounce)

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16. Top Knot

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17. Double French Roll with High Puff

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18. Wash & Go with Half Up Do

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19. Low Bun

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20. A Side Pin Up (Gelled and pinned on one side)

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21. A High Puff with Curly Bangs

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22. Classic French Braids

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23. Stretched Twist out with a Side Part

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24. Smooth Straight Styled

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25. Mini Pin Curl Updo

Which of these holiday styles will you strut this season?

Dora Sobze is a PR executive, writer, and social media strategist by day — and freelance blogger by night. If you’re feeling crafty, hungry, stylish, or in need of natural hair tips, check out her blog latidoe.blogspot.com or  spinachblog.com for her latest spinach recipes. She’d love to chat with you on twitter! Follow her @la_ti_doe.