13 Celeb-Inspired Natural Hairstyles Perfect For Spring

From breezy passion twists to a sleek top knot.

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It's already time to start plotting your spring look. Take a cue from these stars who have mastered the cutest 'dos, including everything from elaborate ponytails to goddess braids. Allow these 13 celebrity-inspired natural hairstyles for spring 2021 to serve as inspo.


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Passion Twists

Passion twists were all the range last summer, and they're the perfect effortless, protective way to style your curls come spring.


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Goddess Braids

Another great protective style is box braids. To make this look more fitting more spring, opt for a more carefree vibe like Gabrielle Union's wavy goddess braids, which are loose on the ends for a romantic touch.


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Small Knotless Braids

Celebrity hairstylist Kendall Dorsey tells Bustle he's seeing micro knotless braids everywhere for spring. If you try it for yourself, he recommends regularly using a hydrating product (like this Hair Hydrator) to keep your hair and scalp moisturized.


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Half-Bun, Half-Down

Issa Rae always rocks her natural hair in unique styles. This cute variation on the half-up, half-down 'do is the perfect way to show off your curls in a sleek way.


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Long Braided Ponytail

As the temperatures heat up, it's more appealing to wear your hair out of your face. One cute style? The simple low ponytail. Take it up a notch by adding gold or silver hair accessories throughout the braids or in pieces of loose curls to add a more bohemian look.


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Big Curls

Dorsey also predicts big curls and waves for the spring. "I see women utilizing rollers on natural hair," he tells Bustle. He recommends using the Dark & Lovely Hair Hydrator to get that fresh salon look everyday while wearing this style.


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Feed-In Cornrows

This hairstyle often makes a comeback in warmer weather — for good reason. You can make this look as elaborate as you want by adding different types of braids or keep it simple by cornrowing your natural hair.


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Finger Waves

If you have short hair, this is an ideal spring look. The best part is that it's low maintenance and easy to style. With a good mousse and a satin scarf to keep your waves in place at night, anyone can master the on-trend hairdo.


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Rope Twists

Of all the protective styles for natural hair, rope twists (sometimes called Senegalese twists) are one of the chicest. You can personalize the look by wearing it long or short or with color combinations and embellishments.


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Embellished Top Knot

You really can't go wrong with a top knot during the warmer seasons. This sleek style is a great way to show off your facial features. Dress up the look by adding silver or gold twine around the knot, and pair with a bold lip à la Lovie Simone.


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Box Braids Bob

Traditional box braids are popular in the spring and summer time, but cutting the style short into a curved bob puts a unique twist on this classic protective look.


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High Puff

Model Ebonee Davis is no stranger to wearing her natural hair proudly, and this cute high puff is one of her best looks. High puffs are a cute way to style an old twist or braid out, or just to get your fro out of your face — especially when it's really hot outside.

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Double Puffs

Double puffs are a staple natural hairstyle, and they're so easy to do. This simple look can be styled in various different ways; adding a sweeping side bang (like Janelle Monae) adds a little drama.