Here Are All The Best Natural Hairstyles That Rocked The Red Carpet For 2018
2018 was a year where fashion and beauty gave you the polar opposites: it was either encouraging you to lean into your authentic self, with minimal alteration of your hair and makeup OR giving you all the necessary supplies to create an aspirational and out of this world look. It was so pleasing to see so many black celebrities rocking their natural hairstyles on the red carpet and making protective styles priority. Taking care of your natural hair doesn’t have to be boring and straight isn’t the only sexy style. Keep clicking for our favorite natural hair looks on the red carpet for 2018.
Actress Zendaya rocked cornrows straight back to the Burberry Fashion Show during London Fashion Week in February.
Lupita Nyong’o gave us afro puff perfection (and edges laid for days) while at Cannes Film Festival in May.
Yara Shahidi was all smiles with her Diana Ross-like afro at the premiere of Black Panther.
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
Yes, cornrows ARE professional. Tracee Ellis Ross pairs hers with a pantsuit while out and about in Los Angeles in August.
A protective hairstyle or wig does not have to mean straight or only a body wave. We love this curly style that actress Viola Davis is wearing at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women In Entertainment event in Los Angeles, California.
Issa Rae always shows love to rock her natural hair giving us look after look on the red carpet. We’re loving this style she wore to the Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch in September 2018.
It was a bundle of kinks and curls on Yvonne Orji‘s head for this crown-like style for the 20th Annual Emmy Awards.
On the opening premiere of American Son, Kerry Washington gave us volume and curls galore for a glamorous look. The best part is that all the curls aren’t defined, proving that natural styles are not limited to defined styles.
Willow Smith always has fun with her locs and we’re here for it.
Mama Angela is known for rocking kinky curly hair on the red carpet. We’re loving this half up, half down look she wore for the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.