13 Natural Hair Styles by Teyonah Parris

Teyonah Parris

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When it comes to natural hair, we all draw inspiration from each other, whether it be on the best conditioners for natural hair or how to get the most defined twist out. One person we can ALL draw inspiration from is Hollywood actress Teyonah Parris.

Teyonah Parris has easily become one of our naturalista hair crushes over the past few years. We love Teyonah Parris because she SLAYSย every time when it comes to rocking her natural hair. It’s also a breath of fresh hair seeing Teyonah rocking her natural hair on the red carpet and in magazines, representing for the natural hair community. Besides, how could you not love her gorgeous smile?

Here are some of Teyonah Parris’ best natural hair styles:

This elegant pompadour/updo is to die for! This look was created by “The Natural Hair Whisperer,” Felicia Leatherwood for the NAACP Nominees Luncheon, and is nothing short of fabulous!ย To achieve a similar look, startย with a twist out on stretched hair. You can also add some clip-in hair extensions for more volume, and lots of bobby pins to tuck the hair into place.

Melanin & Fro Poppin! Hair and makeup done by DJ Adora Tokyo.

This beautiful bun look was done by celebrity hair stylist Jamika Wilson. Teyonah graced the cover of Essence Magazine for their Black Girl Magic Edition. #SHESLAYS

Teyonah Parris serving protective styling slayage at the Gotham Awards! This Havana Twists installation by hair stylist Adele Supreme is flawless! Hair stylist Sparkles (@thenaturalsparks) did an amazing job styling these Havana Twists in this half up/half down hair-do.

Check out our Havana Twists Step-by-step Tutorial

Teyonah Parris #SLAYS at the World Premier of her movie Chi-Raq! This pompadour updo done by author and hair stylist Denise Baker on Teyonah’s Havana Twists look nothing short of amazing! Definitely a go to look for naturals who’ve run out of style options for their twists. Simply use a hair tie to create the bun in the back, and lots of hair pins for the pompadour!

Go Get It.

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We’re loving this casual style done by hair stylist Sparkles (@thenaturalsparks). ย This perfect flat twist protective style leaves room for tons of styling options. Leave the hair hanging across the face like Teyonah, or go for a touch of elegance by gathering the hair in the front into a chic pompadour with some bobby pins!

Fabulous sleek pompadour updo by @thiothiolove of Khamit Kinks Salon! This style can be achieved on blown out hair using some Edge Control to slick down those edges and lots of bobby pins to hold the style into place!

You may need some clip-ins for this one! Teyonah’s hair is EVERYTHING! Beautiful flowy look from Hair Stylist DaRico Jackson showcasing the beauty of natural hair! To achieve this look, start on stretched hair using either a curling wand or flexi rods to create those beautiful waves.

Teyonah is KILLING this asymmetrical afro look done by stylist DaRico Jackson. Don’t want to go drastic and cut your hair? You can easily re-create Teyonah’s look by doing a faux asymmetrical cut. All you’ll need is a hair pick for lots of volume and bobby pins to tuck your hair into place to give the illusion of a short cut.


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Teyonah rocks rough and stuff with her afro puff! This look can easily be recreated with a chunky twist out or flat twist out, and an afro pick to adds lots of volume.

Such an intricate and sophisticated updo by @thiothiolove of Khamit Kinks Salon!

Call it a bantu knot, a protective style, or an edgy 90’s look making a comeback!


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Beautiful curly fro done by celebrity hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood.


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