These days more and more African American women begin to appreciate the special charm of natural black hair and the styling opportunities it offers. Luckily, there are celebrities who stay natural based on the principle, and they do look stunning. Solange, Yaya Da Costa, Lupita Nyong’o, Esperanza Spalding were the first to come to mind… But there are many more! They are ready to share with you their new ravishing natural looks for inspiration. Here are 20 latest hairstyle ideas for natural hair of medium length. These are stylish and easy to do yourself.
Best Mid-Length Natural Hairstyles
#1: Soft And Fluffy Like Cotton Candy
Esperanza Spalding is an ardent fan of natural hair. She prefers natural kinks of medium length, because they look pretty feminine and neat, especially when they are carefully combed out. The texture and silhouette of Esperanza’s hairstyle are in tune with the fabric flower on her strapless dress. This is how the most harmonious looks are achieved!
#2: Tiny Distinct Spirals
Brandy Norwood often experiments with hairstyles, but if the songstress goes natural, she is putting all her efforts to get the ideal ringlets. These are trimmed to feature an awesome rounded shape that is the most appropriate for mid-length natural hairstyles.
#3: Medium Natural Hairstyle With Wispy Curls
A medium natural ‘fro, covering your ears, is a nice way to accentuate your beautiful neckline without a need to lift your locks up into an updo hairstyle. Besides, it’s easier to maintain the health, strength and good appearance of natural hair if it’s not long. Sophie Okonedo achieves the awesome texture of her small wispy curls. We love!
#4: Curly Smoothie
Going shorter on the sides and at the nape, but leaving elongated locks on top creates an individual style that looks fresh and unhackneyed. Kelis is sporting the short ringlets with the lovely texture, which blend well and offer a super neat trendy look.
#5: Perm-Like Layered Waves
Now Jennifer Hudson prefers to relax her black hair, but there were times when she was so cute with her natural wavy locks! These lovely perm-like waves feature the smoothed out ends and gorgeous volume on the sides of Jennifer’s face.
#6: A Halo Of Natural Curls
We are used to seeing Naomi Campbell with poker straight black tresses. It’s truly a rare chance to see her appearing in public with natural hair. But that happy day happened at the GLAAD Media Awards. Wow, the rounded shape of her hairstyle accentuates her beautiful face oval and lovely pointed chin! It flatters her, it really does!
#7: Pillbox Hat Updo
Unlike Naomi Campbell, Yaya Da Costa is a loyal admirer of natural hairstyles. She prefers medium length curls and doesn’t mind experimenting with elegant updos. The cute sleek updo with a bun worn as a pillbox hat is a cool idea. The texture of the bun and the print of Yaya’s dress are also in tune. We love the idea!
#8: A Pile Of Polished Black Curls
An updo with a mass of shiny curls, piled on the crown, always works as an evening hairstyle idea. Shingai Shoniwa has made hers special with the polished finish for the curls and the fancy jeweled hair piece that looks like an exquisite brooch in hair.
#9: Natural Hairstyle For Medium Hair With Asymmetry
Teyonah Parris demonstrates a simple hairstyle for natural hair that looks extremely showy and will work for a special occasion. A deep side parting and a combination of a sleek texture and kinky coils makes a mind-blowing impression!
#10: Extravagant Roll Above The Forehead
Janelle Monae offers a variation of a cool updo for natural hair that looks extremely chic and lets you reveal the texture of your beautiful black hair. The principle of the hairstyle is much the same as with a French knot, only that this time the knot is shifted towards the forehead.
#11: Twist Braids Hairstyle
Jessica Williams gives preference to twist braids that are a good base for easy to make intricate hairstyles. This hair construction looks pretty sophisticated, but, in fact, it’s a forehead-framing fishtail braid for the front and a knot with freely hanging braids at the nape.
#12: Delicate Flower-Like Bun
The flower-like asymmetric curly bun of Thandie Newton looks very tender. Its romantic mood is enhanced by the delicate vegetal lace dress. If you want a very soft feminine look for a special occasion, get inspired by Thandie’s image. It’s irresistible in its daintiness and elegance!
#13: Bright Tree Braids For Natural Hair
Kim Cole has appreciated all the benefits of tree braids which are not only an excellent way to protect your natural hair, but also an opportunity to extend it and include some lovely colorful streaks. Kim opts for bright red streaks. These are a perfect compliment for her warm brown eyes and delicate golden chocolate skin tone.
#14: Popular Shoulder-Length Natural Hairstyle
Many African-American girls do not like the idea of big hair all around the face. Well, while it really looks charming, you may want to seek for diversity. Kelly Rowland suggests to centre-part your kinky coils and sleek them on top. This hairstyle is especially flattering for elongated face shapes.
#15: Two Face-Framing Twists As A Sweet Adornment
Beautifully-shaped black layered ringlets, like Kimberly Elise’s are already a cool hairstyle. If you want to keep all your locks off your face, you may want to complete your hairstyle with two face-framing twists, braided from the locks that keep on falling on your forehead.
#16: Adorable Kinks
Solange Knowles is fully aware of how charming she is with her natural hair. This is one of her signature hairstyles that looks bright despite its simplicity. We love the kinky texture that seems soft and fluffy, not frizzy and untamed.
#17: Classy Top Bun
If you want to duplicate the stylish bun of Tracee Ellis Ross, try to achieve the ideal sleekness around the pony base. And the bun itself has to reveal the texture. This hairstyle will flatter women with oval faces.
#18: Adorable Natural Hairstyle With A Headband
When your medium natural hair gets overly voluminous, you can get it under control with a stylish hair piece, like Oprah Winfrey’s chic headband. It’s a great idea for the days when you need to look good but do not have time for more complicated hairstyles.
#19: Awesome Layered Ringlets
Cicely Tyson prefers relaxed black hair, but sometimes we get a glimpse of her beautiful natural curls. The distinct spirals like these are a gorgeous adornment: the length, silhouette and texture of Cicely’s hairstyle are flawless!
#20: Natural Voluminous Waves
At the age of 70, Diana Ross looks fantastic! Her big black hair is a part of her image, she stays loyal to through years. The careless fluffy voluminous waves are a perfect compliment to her strapless floor-length dress and the feather cape.
Natural hair is a blessing. As soon as you figure out how to style it in different ways, you are going to love it even more. Let our review be a sort of a hair styling guide. Pin the pictures you like the most and don’t be afraid to try new ‘dos for your new looks!