Essence Festival 2017 took place this past weekend (June 29, 2017 - July 2, 2017) and there were all types of Black Girl Magic being sprinkled around! Everyone looked amazing! In particular, there were so many celebrity hair inspirations for women with naturally textured hair. Need some hair inspirations for summer '17? Take a look at 10 Celebrity Natural Hairstyle Inspirations:
Auntie Mary has been getting her groove all the way back! Yasss! R&B Singer, Mary J. Blige, came through Essence Festival with long box blonde braids with wavy ends. Curlfriends, we love us a good protective style. Get you some box braids for a low maintenance style!
Actress and comedian, Jessica Williams, was "big hair, don't care" with her afro. I love me some big hair. Yasss! To achieve this look, you can either blow out your natural hair if you have long length or buy you an afro textured wig. Either way, you'll be the mane attraction!
Model, Ebonee Davis, looks fierce in her finger-coiled TWA! A short natural hairstyle is perfect for the summer as it's the best way to keep cool. Ebonee first made headlines in 2016 when she wrote an open letter to the fashion industry, asking others to join the fight against racial injustice. At Essence Festival, she stated that “For me, wearing my natural hair is a form of resistance against Eurocentric beauty standards. I feel like it represents me in my true form. It’s a manifestation of how I feel on the inside and how I feel about myself." You better preach Ebonee! To achieve this look, you can wash it and finger coil it with styling gel. Here are a few product suggestions:
Issa Rae, actress and producer of HBO's hit series "Insecure," looks amazing in her flat twist protective style! This low maintenance style is perfect for a beach vacation. If this style comes we with Larenz Tate and Kofi Siriboe, point me to the nearest beauty salon asap!
Actress, Logan Browning looks beautiful in her bantu knots! This style can be two styles as you can wear the bantu knots one day and take them down the next for a curly style. Here's a YouTube Bantu Knot tutorial to show you how to achieve this look:
Actress and soon-to-be Harvard student, Yara Shahidi is a natural beauty in her wash-n-go style with bangs. This look is great for the summer as you can wash your hair, brush some product through and let the sun air dry those curls on the go. Here's some recommended products for this look:
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Sisters and singers, Chloe and Halle are looking stunning in their head wrap and lovely locs! Both of these looks are beautiful for anytime of the year.
Chloe adorned her locs in a headwrap for the festival. This look can be easily achieved with a beautiful scarf. Headwraps can also be worn in various styles. Check out the tutorial below:
Halle swept one side of her locs to the other side for a fun and flirty look! Her locs are natural but the faux locs is on trend and more popular than ever. For a protective style, installing faux crochet locs are an easy and quick way to achieve this look. Check out the tutorial below:
Singer, Jill Scott commanded the stage with her larger than life hair. Yassss! This is another big hair moment that I live for, honey! If you're like me and your hair isn't big enough to achieve this look, you can always add some clip in extensions or wear a wig. Like Jill, secure one side the hair with bobby pins and give the other side of your neck a little air to breathe for those hot summer nights. This hairstyle paired with some beautiful earrings is a good look! Go Jill!
Logan Browning did not come to Essence Festival to play with your girls, okay! She stepped out again with another natural hair style that is sure to be duplicated this summer. Logan's high pony-tail is rapped in a gold wire, giving her a skinny, high puff and don't forget the baby hairs! According to her Instagram, celebrity stylist Nai'vasha Johnson whipped up this easy hairstyle in less than fifteen minutes! The wire was purchased from an African jewelry store. Great look Logan!