The Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 (So Far)

We’re still in “New Year” territory, but there’s already enough hair inspo to fill the rest of 2018. Now more than ever, famous beauties such as Alicia Keys, Issa Rae, and Yara Shahidi are using their worldwide influence to showcase the beauty of textured hair on social media and the red carpet. Representation matters, and these ladies are living proof of that.

Now that the Golden Globes, Grammys, and other high-profile events have come and gone, we’re tallying up the looks that are not only beautiful but inspiring to those who may not feel confident in their curly coils. From voluminous waves to luscious locs and accessorized ’Fros, these are the best celebrity natural hair moments of 2018 … so far.

STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

The “Grown-ish” star added major length, but retained her natural texture to rock this multibraid ponytail while walking the NAACP Image Awards red carpet.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Andra Day

We can’t get enough of this singer’s signature throwback style. Her finger waves, adorned with sparkly bobby pins, stopped us dead in our tracks at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

Mic. Drop. This elevated African-inspired topknot, crafted by Vernon Francois, took our breath away when we spotted it at the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther.”

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

The “Black-ish” star has never been shy about experimenting with different looks, and this ultra-long braid at the NAACP Image Awards may be our favorite.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Chloe & Halle

Chloe & Halle

This singing sister duo (and stars of “Grown-ish”) are constantly finding new ways to style their locs and pulled off another gorgeous slay at the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther.”

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

She’s considered a Hollywood vet, but we’re convinced she’s sipping from the fountain of youth. Just look at her glorious mane at the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther”!

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Issa Rae

Thanks to her trusty hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood, the “Insecure” star’s natural tresses are always camera-ready. We love this simple yet chic bun she sported at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

She shaved her entire head for “Black Panther,” and although she appears to be growing it back, she’s having fun with cool lines and designs. Just check out the detail, spotted at the Seoul, South Korea, premiere for the highly anticipated film.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

We’re ready to wrap our strands in gold wire, thanks to the Oscar winner, who sported this regal hairstyle at the Seoul, South Korea, premiere of “Black Panther.”

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Afro goals were certainly achieved when the Oscar winner let her curls shine at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Sydelle Noel

Sydelle Noel

The “GLOW” actress did just that when she wore this textured half-up, half-down hairstyle to the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther.”

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi

The TV actress and activist teased out her signature curls and rocked them fiercely to the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

For this year’s Grammy Awards, the “Girl on Fire” singer pulled her hair back into matching (and accessorized) twists.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

The actress, who did a big chop for her upcoming Netflix film “Nappily Ever After,” flaunted her TWA at a January 2018 W Magazine event.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Sza

The most nominated woman at this year’s Grammy Awards made sure her presence was felt with larger than life waves atop her head.

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STYLECASTER | Best Celeb Natural Hair Moments of 2018 | Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz

Ever since the actress did a big chop in 2017, we’ve loved watching her rock this classic pixie on and off the red carpet. Here, she matches her wardrobe and hair color at the YSL Beauty Party during Paris Fashion Week’s Menswear Fall/Winter 2018–2019 season.

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