Beauty: 5 Beautiful Ways to Style Natural Hair for Formal Events

Weddings.  Balls.  Galas.  Parties.  Whatever the formal event, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the perfect hairstyle.  

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Well, here are a few tutorials to give you some ideas:

Bantu Knot Out Updo
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Toni demonstrates how you can achieve this beautiful hairdo for a school’s homecoming or other formal event.  It is essentially a super defined bantu knot out with the back pinned up via bobby pins.  Because this style is so versatile, it can work on short to long hair.

Perm Rod Set (Also For Kinky Or Curly Hair)
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Who says perm rod sets cannot work on kinky hair?  In the above video, Latifatumi shows you how to achieve gorgeous big curls on previously stretched hair.  Get your perm rods ready!

Sideswept Curly Twists
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Nikkimae transforms a five-day old set of twists into an elegant sideswept curly look in this tutorial.  She achieves these curls with a set of flexi rods, bobby pins, and foam wrap or setting lotion.

Curlformers (No Heat) Formal Updo
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In the above video, India demonstrates how to achieve a curly formal updo using Curlformers.  She starts with damp hair and applies a setting lotion prior to applying the Curlformers.  Check out her tutorial for more details!

Elegant Textured Updo
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For this style, Nyla K starts with a defined braid-out, but the style can work just as well on a twist-out or other textured hair.  All you need are a few bobby pins and jeweled accessory to add even more elegance to the look.

Culled from www.blackgirllonghair.com


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