easy natural hairstyles for beginners

One of the most important thing in life for a woman is knowing the perfect length of hair that will fit the structure of her face. When she knows this, the next important step is to decide which hairstyle best suits her length of hair. This is crucial because knowing the perfect haircut for her length of hair makes all the difference in how she looks. There is nothing more off putting than a haircut that doesn’t sit well with a particular length of hair, it just plain gives the wrong vibes! So, in order to ensure  you do not find yourself in this embarrassing position, we bring you the perfect easy natural hairstyles for short hair, easy natural hairstyles for medium hair, easy natural hairstyles for beginners and  easy natural hairstyles for work. Get these hairstyles and more only on Nairacloset! With videos, pictures and details for the perfect illustration that will make you understand it all, we bring you easy natural hairstyles.

4 Easy Natural Hairstyles for Beginners

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Great for newbies and seasoned naturalistas alike.

While beauty tutorials can be a super helpful resource in finding your next signature natural hairstyle, it’s true that some videos or step-by-step guides can a bit too complicated for beginners to master on their own. If you are tired of hair guides that are tricky or downright confusing to understand, here are some easy natural hairstyle looks for beginners that won’t leave you in the dark. Read on below for five gorgeous looks that won’t leave your hair battered or full of breakage:

5 Easy Natural Hairstyle Looks

easy natural hairstyle flexi-rods
Flexi-rods help achieve naturally gorgeous curls.

1. Heatless Curl Set

Flexi-rods are a great way to achieve a gorgeous natural curl, and they are usually pretty inexpensive and available at your local beauty supply store. To use your rods properly, you’ll want to make sure your hair is clean and conditioned first. Then, while your hair is still damp, you’ll want to use a good leave-in conditioner to help add some extra moisture to your look. Use a product like Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner, and use a gentle detangling comb to distribute your product evenly through the hair. To use your flexi-rods, roll the ends of each section towards the root, twisting your rods to hold your curls into place. Use your rods all over your head, starting from the back, and working your way to the front. Once your hair is completely dry, remove your rods with caution.

Easy Natural Hairstyle chic top knot bun

A top knot makes a great style when you are running short on time. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Natural Hair Bun

A top knot makes a great style when you are running short on time, as it takes under 10 minutes to create this chic look. To create your bun without any hangups, it’s always best to start with washed and conditioned hair. Use Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Damage Repair Shampoo and Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Damage Repair Conditioner to cleanse and remove any knots from the hair. Then, once your hair is dry, use a comb to carefully create a ponytail at the top of your head. To create your top knot, you’ll want to use a donut bun maker to get that flawless bun. Gently slip the bun maker over your ponytail, and then wrap and tuck your bun into place with bobby pins. Secure your look with hairspray for long hold.

Easy Natural Hairstyle space buns look

Double buns make a chic and trendy look for shorter lengths. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Space Buns

Double buns make a chic and trendy look for shorter lengths, and even better news is that they aren’t too difficult to create. Start this look by applying a good leave-in-style product evenly throughout the hair. Then, use a comb to part your hair in the center, and use elastics to create pigtails on either side of the head. To create your space buns, carefully wrap and tuck your hair into two buns using bobby pins.

Easy Natural Hairstyle include a funky faux hawk.

A faux hawk is a great natural look that doesn’t skip out on edge. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Fauxhawk

A fauxhawk is one of those great easy natural hairstyle ideas that doesn’t skip out on edge. And while this look seems complicated, it really isn’t that hard to create. To create your style, start by applying some styling gel on either side of the head. Then, to create that mohawk-like appearance, carefully brush the sides of the head and pin into place with bobby pins. If you want to take your look a step further, use some vintage barrettes to help dress up your style.

Easy Natural Hairstyle include gorgeous headscarf styles.

Use a headscarf to dress up your curls!

If you follow natural hair Youtube or Instagram pages it feels like you’re always seeing tutorials for styles like this…

intricate cornrows

Absolutely gorgeous! But not a great option for the morning you slept in, or for someone new to natural hair. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned stylist, everyone needs some go-to styles that are cute but more realistic and easy to accomplish with a low budget and minimal work. Here are 10 hairstyles that you can totally do by yourself. Watch the tutorials and then give them a try!

 

 

1. Low or High Bun

The bun is a great option for natural hair because it can be installed in a matter of minutes, it protects your ends from damage and the environment, and it’s a classy look that never gets old. This style works on medium length hair or longer. Here’s a simple tutorial.

Working with your hair in its natural state is no more difficult than relaxed or straightened hair, however, it does take a bit of practice. Here are some of my favorite easy natural hairstyles for beginners.

The Puff

The puff is a staple style for many naturals. TallGirlDani shows us how versatile this style truly is with nothing more than a stretchy band, a few bobby pins, and a few minutes.

Six Twist Twist Out

Everyone knows about twist outs, but what I like about this one is that it only uses six twists, making it super easy for beginners. As stated in the video, it is very important to start with completely detangled hair for this style. Also, the ends of your hair should be in good condition as split ends can make your twists hard to separate.

Afro Puff with Bangs

This was a staple style for me as my short natural hair was growing out. You only need 3-4 inches of hair for this style, and it’s something you can keep wearing as your hair grows longer.

Super easy, looks great, and can be dressed up or down. For an evening look, add sparkle with a headband, hair jewelry, or use bobby pins to affix normal jewelry across the front or back of your puff.

When wearing this style, I often used ties that I cut from a men’s wave cap to tie my puff since they are made from a satiny material. Instead of Ecostyler gel, you could use a botanical gel, or your usual moisturizer along with a damp brush.

Youtube: Mynaturalhair

Frohawk

This style was also a go-to for me with my short natural hair. In this video, YouTuber NaturallyNina shows us how to do it without pins which I think is a great option! I sometimes struggle to place bobby pins in a way that they hold my hair securely but don’t pinch my hair or pull on my scalp, so I love this idea.

This style comes together in five minutes and is perfect for shorter natural hair but would also work as it grows out.

For a variation on this look, you could place decorative hair combs on the sides of your hair.

Youtube: NaturallyNina

Bun with Bangs

This style is simple and quick and can be worn with various lengths of hair. This look is appropriate for work, weekends, or a night out.

I have been wearing this style consistently for the past five years. It’s my favorite style and I wear it with all different variations.

You can start with a braid out or twist out for added texture, you can section a smaller or larger bang, and you can twist and roll both the bangs and the bun into all different shapes. You can also tuck your bun in tightly or loosely to make it smaller or larger, position it lower or off to one side. Lots of possibilities here.

Youtube: GAHL

As you can see, there are many options for easy natural hairstyles, even

ust using these simple styles as a springboard. Happy experimenting!

Women’s Hairstyle Guide: Choosing The Perfect Hairstyle For You

Women's Hairstyle Guide

So you decided it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while, entertaining the idea but now you’re sure. You need a new hairstyle.

Do not underestimate the impact it will have on your appearance. A simple change to your hair has the opportunity to completely change your entire appearance. You’ve probably seen it happen with a friend, a family member or even a celebrity who decided they’ve had enough and needed a change.

So is it worth changing up your hairstyle in attempts to make it better? Even if you regret the decision later?

We say yes. Especially if what you have now isn’t working for you.

Remember, you can’t change things like your height or bone structure but you can change up your hairstyle and make it into something better. Work on the things you can control so what you can’t control doesn’t have control over you (not to get all philosophical on you).

Okay so where do you start? So many questions, so many things to consider.

The purpose of this guide is to help you answer these questions and choose the perfect hairstyle for you given your unique constraints.

What works for one person isn’t guaranteed to also work for another. You might look at your favorite celebrities, the posters at a hair salon, or any magazine and see hairstyles that you want to copy for yourself but unfortunately it isn’t that simple. Two people can have the same hairstyle but one pulls it off better than the other (as we all know).

So how do you know what YOU can pull off?

Steps to Finding The Perfect Hairstyle For You

  1. First, consider your hair type. Curly? Thin? Wavy? More on this below.
  2. Then, you’ll need to find your face shape.
  3. Next, start putting together an effective hair care routine.
  4. When you’re ready, go to a quality hair stylist and get the look you want.
  5. Keep experimenting with your hair routine. You never know when you’ll find your new favorite product that really makes it stand out.
  6. Get feedback from people in your “real” life in addition to online.

Now let’s take a closer look at some of the things you should be considering.

The Most Important Factors: Face Shape & Hair Type

Why are these the most important? They determine what you’re working with and what you’ll be able to pull off.

We already have a guide on how to find your face shape (link above) and there you’ll also find general hair advice for each shape so you have a better idea of the types of hairstyles that’ll look great on you (and the types that won’t).

A few more things about face shape we want to add here:

Each shape usually has features you’ll either want to downplay or emphasize.

  • Large foreheads (heart, round, sometimes oblong)
  • Pointed chins (triangle)
  • Strong jaws (square)
  • Strong cheekbones (diamond)

Also:

  • Large ears (can be any shape)
  • A large nose (can be any shape)

The 3 most important to consider are the forehead, nose, and chin — each representing a third of your face.

Decide which facial features are your best and worst. Want to downplay a larger nose? Soften a strong chin? Highlight your eyes or cheekbones? Consider your features alongside your shape for the best results. Again, we have more specific advice for your shape in that guide so check it out after you finish reading this.

So now what about your hair type?

Don’t expect to grow out an afro if you have very thin or straight hair. That’s an extreme example but you get the point.

Your hair type (aka its texture) is just as important of a factor in determining what you can or can’t pull off as your face shape and features. Some styles work only on certain hair types. Different styling methods and hair products also work better on certain hair types than others.

You can probably make the argument that texture is even more important than face shape when it comes to choosing your hairstyle. An oblong shaped face with thick wavy hair will need a different cut than an oblong shape but with very fine hair even though they have the same face shape. Their hair will also need to be cut differently and treated differently within their routines.

These are the basic hair types:

  • Curly (There are even more sub-types of curly hair but we won’t get into those here)
  • Wavy
  • Straight
  • Frizzy

As for density:

  • Is it fine? (Tends to be thin)
  • Is it coarse? (Tends to be thick)

You can be a combination of any of the 6 types mentioned above.

Knowing your hair type will help you pick a hairstyle that naturally looks great on you and it’ll help narrow down your search when you consider it alongside the other factors.

As an example, straight, fine hair usually works really well with bangs. Curly hair works really well when it’s left to grow out longer and has extra weight to weigh it down. The thinner your hair, the more you’ll want to consider adding layers to help add volume and avoid a flat and dull look.

The lesson: Embrace your face shape, facial features, and texture. Working against them makes everything 100 times harder.

Underrated Factor: Maintenance

A gorgeous hairstyle that brings out your best is great but if it takes you forever each morning just to get it to look right, do you really want to stick with it for everyday use? High maintenance hairstyles are more interesting to look at, and they definitely stand out but if you can’t be bothered to look after it yourself or style it properly each day then it’d be best to go for something simpler.

Really, getting your haircut is only the first step. What you do with it afterwards, by actually styling it and going through your hair care routine — that’s when the real magic happens. And if you don’t have the time to style it yourself or to get regular touchups at a salon, or don’t know how to properly maintain it in the first place — then it’s just not worth it.

The common sense advice here is to choose something more ordinary for everyday life — going to the store to pick something up, running errands, etc. You don’t need to go all out in these situations. You just need your hair to look respectable and make sure it suits your face. This is your “everyday” cut that still looks great on you but is relatively simple to maintain and get going.

Then for special occasions (prom, weddings, formal events) where everyone really tries to outdo each other — that’s when you go for the high maintenance cuts that leave an impression on everyone.

Don’t Neglect Lifestyle & Personality Either!

Maintenance is somewhat related to your lifestyle and personality — two factors that get neglected more than they should even though they play a huge role in deciding the types of hairstyles that works for you.

Our hair is one of the many ways our external appearance gives others a peek into our inner world. Let’s be honest. We make quick judgments on others based on their physical appearance. Everyone does it. Our hair is just one of the many things people can use to make judgments on things like who we are, the subculture we’re apart of, the type of person we aspire to be, and even the way we’re feeling in the moment.

Point is, people are judging you (no matter how unfair that is) and coming to conclusions about you before you even say a word whether consciously or subconsciously.

So what’s your hair communicating to the world around you?

That’s how lifestyle and personality enter the mix.

Lifestyle is all about practicality. Do you live somewhere really hot? Do you work out and get sweaty? You probably pull your hair back into a ponytail so make sure your style is long enough if that’s your preference.

Do you work in a formal setting? An office environment? You’re safer with a more traditional hairstyle compared to the artsy design and musician types working in a studio or on set.

What about the subcultures you’re apart of? Are you goth? Punk? Is your aesthetic inspired by tumblr? Each have specific hairstyles associated with them and members of those communities that take preference to them.

Maybe you aren’t apart of any group and are just naturally more “edgy” yourself. Maybe you feel like you’re less of a girly girl and more of an independent “free spirit” type. Shorter hairstyles, pixie cuts, and more tomboyish looks better convey these traits. You might also want to consider coloring it.

Some people pull off short hair better than others (mostly depends on your face shape). Generally we think longer hair and natural colors look better on most people than short hair and unnatural colors but in the end it’s up to you.

The final point is: Take your lifestyle and personality into account. People will assume different things about you based on your hairstyle and this is where you can add a unique personal touch if it suits you. Don’t be afraid to experiment! But make sure you’re comfortable with whatever hairstyle you do have. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable in your own skin.

The Importance Of A Good Hairstylist

None of the factors we mentioned above will matter much if the person cutting your hair isn’t skillful enough to cut your hair just the way you want it.

A good hair stylist/salon is crucial to the success of your hairstyle.

The best way to find a quality stylist is to ask for recommendations. See someone who has good hair? Ask where they get it done. Personal recommendations are much more useful than looking at reviews online because you can see the results of their expertise firsthand.

Pro Tip: Someone who already has similar hair to you or what you want is a big bonus. The hairstylist will know where you’re coming from and understand the minor details that’ll be lost on other people.

If they regularly cut your hair type that’s also a plus. So if you have curly hair, make sure the person cutting your hair also has curly hair and usually cuts other people with curly hair. Some salons are specialized (ex. They cut alternative hairstyles, only curly hair, etc.) so look around to find one that meets your needs.

Someone who listens to you and offers helpful suggestions is someone you’ll want to return to. Communication is key and it goes both ways. Tell them what you want and if they’re any good they’ll probably offer their own advice or opinion to help you out.

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