Although I could wear my afro all year round (plus it works for every occasion ) the Holiday season gives me a good reason to play with the versatility of my natural hair. I know a lot of naturals opt for braid outs, twist outs or bantu knot outs but that might be a little too ‘been there, done that’ for the Holiday don’t you think? The styling possibilities are endless so let’s get inspired and create something fab Holiday Natural Hairstyles for the festive season!
When I visited a Zenner Press Event a couple of months ago the only models they used where girls with long, fine hair. Natural hair might be a ‘trend’ but I don’t see a lot of hairstyle inspiration out there so it’s time for a change. Zenner was kind enough to send me some of their hair accessories to share my take on Holiday Natural Hairstyles that will be easy to create and look chic at the same time, take a look!
Holiday Hair Updo’s
When thinking of ways to style my hair for the holidays, I mostly think of updo styles. They look elegant with (with the right hair accessories) and protect our natural hair from friction with our clothes or harsh Winter cold. This doesn’t mean a braid or twist out can’t look equally good. Paired with the right accessory any casual hairstyle becomes Holiday proof!
1. Holiday Natural Hair Style: Glitzy Hair Band
Remember Rihanna’s album cover Loud? Rihanna rocks a wavy hairstyle and paired it with a jazzy hair band to brighten up the whole look. When it comes to Holiday hairstyles, less can be more and this look proves it. I started with a braid out and parted my hair in such way that I would have more curls on the right side. I started from the top middle part and slid the hair band over my hair until I got the desired look.
2. Holiday Natural Hair Style: Updo Using a Banana Clip
Banana clips have been around forever but I just discovered how versatile this hair accessory really is! Since natural hair is big, bold and beautiful all you need to do is gather your hair and place the clip to create a chic Holiday natural hair style. I started with a braid out parting my hair in two (I kept a small part at the front). I gathered my hair in the back and put the banana clip horizontally. My hair is quite thick and still the banana clip managed to hold it all together. Make sure to not press it too tight because you don’t want to get a head ache because of this!
Since I have so much hair you don’t even see the banana clip, creating the illusion I used bobby pins to create this effortless hairstyle. Pair it with a flower clip or other accessory for an added festive touch
3. Holiday Natural Hair Style: Twists
Although I twist my hair before I go to bed, rocking this hairstyle offers a different look for the Holiday since my signature style is my fro. I created two large twists that come together in the back. To hold them together I used the Zenner hair clip that with its black crystals adds an instant festive touch.
How will you be rocking your hair this holiday season?