9 Natural Hair Updos You Should Try This Holiday Season

By now you’re in search of ways to style your hair for your upcoming festivities this holiday season.  Get inspired by these #BeyondClassicallyBeautiful ladies we found showing off their amazing natural updos.  Whether you have straight hair, braids, or twists you can also achieve variations of these looks if you get creative enough!


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The gorgeous Paris based Sandra Nakawunde looked effortlessly chic rocking this updo.  Put a few braids or twists on one side.  Then finger twist and pin down your blown out tresses to achieve this look!

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If you’re daring enough, try Elaine’s Lupita Nyong’o inspired sky high buns!  People will likely get the reference right away.

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Go elegant with a single doughnut like Aisha O’Rielly.

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Cheyenne Maya Carty brought the edge with this look as seen on @KoilHair.

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Annastasia’s side swept curls, flat side twist, and a bun to secure the look is easy and chic!


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If you’re rocking faux locs, pin them up on the crown of your head like artist and braid master, Shani Crowe.  You’ll transform into a bohemian goddess instantly, especially if your locs are a cool shade of grey like these.

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Keep things extra simple by pulling your hair up into the shape of a mohawk.  Accent it with a simple braid or twist like @Mrs_Njau.


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Hairstylist Liz Davis showed off this updo she styled.  Get some Marley hair an attach it to the sectioned ponytails and twist and secure as you desire!

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Twists and braids are perfect for updos as Nicole Ari Parker shows us here.

Tell us, which style would you try?

Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola


Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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