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Tiana Moore sports a dazzling natural ’do at the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

Street Style Hair: Naturals in N'awlins

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Shanice Land shows off her hot hair at the Chicago Natural Hair Mall Tour.

Street Style Hair: Chicago Natural Hair Mall Tour

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Nia B. shows off her hot hair at the Chicago Natural Hair Mall Tour.

Street Style Hair: Chicago Natural Hair Mall Tour

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As someone who loves to switch up her look, Scott arrived at the VH1 Divas event in a twisted updo with shaven sides. This low-maintenance style is a perfect fit for the on-the-go mom.

Hot Hair: Moms with Fabulous Manes

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Chrisette Michele’s amber micro-braids are fiercely hot. If you’ve been wanting to play around with a new, bold hue for your vacation, micro-braids are the way to go.

Celeb Hair: Beach-Ready Braids

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Jill Scott’s faux “side shave” ’do can be turned into a get-up-and-go style by gathering all of your natural hair into tiny, precise cornrows, and adding loosely waved extensions that fall to one side.

Celeb Hair: Beach-Ready Braids

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Regina King attended a photocall for the TV series Southland wearing fancy cornrows that are perfect for the beach, too.

Celeb Hair: Beach-Ready Braids

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Williams was a true champion of style in rich ringlets with auburn highlights.

Top 10: Hairstyles of the Week 7/13/2012

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Next, apply a teeny amount of your favorite curl cream or moisturizer to each section and create a two-strand twist. Wait until the hair is completely dry —usually overnight— before removing the twists. Fluff with your fingers for fullness. Add some extra pizazz to your twist-out by swooping it over to one side like Corinne did at this year’s Grammy Awards.

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The twist-out can be a natural girl’s best friend or worst enemy depending on the products used, how the twists are set and even the weather! To get a full, defined twist out like Corinne’s, start with damp hair that’s neither soaking wet nor completely dry. Using medium-sized sections, detangle the hair from ends to roots with a wide-tooth comb and apply a light serum or oil.

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No matter how many times we see Janelle Monae in her signature style, it never gets old. Get the look by staring with stretched hair. (You can stretch natural hair with a twist-out or by blow-drying on low heat.) Create three sections of hair; one in the front, center and back of the head. Smooth the center section into a French roll (or if you’re feeling fancy, you can create a chunky flat twist going upwards). Roll and tuck the loose front and back sections into the center section and secu...

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Marsha Ambrosius stepped out at the BET Awards wearing a voluminous batch of textured Shirley Temple curls. To create spirals like Marsha’s at home, pick up a few packs of flexirods which are great for creating curls on natural hair. Staring with medium-sized, slightly damp sections, roll the rods tight starting at the roots of the hair which will elongate your curls and create fullness.

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Natural "Look" Hairstyle

Top 10: Hairstyles of the Week 8/3/2012

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Original Moxie Hair Bling

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