We all have special occasions to attend or be apart of every now and then. What do we do first? Start the search for the perfect natural hair style that will impress and have us feeling beautiful. As a naturalista, I completely understand the struggle to find creative and sophisticated styles for natural hair. For that reason, rest assured you can count on me to provide you with a simple and creative style! This natural hair up-do is perfect for a bride, a prom queen, or a lucky lady heading out for a date! Here’s the best part. It doesn’t require a lot of tools or time. So are you ready to get to the details? Of course you are. Let’s get to it!

What I Used:



Visual Guide:

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  • Start with fresh and clean blown out hair
  • Create a side part and take part down to the back of the right ear
  • Pin the sectioned hair up and out of the way
  • Part hair down the opposite side to the back of the left ear
  • Moisturize hair with Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • Lock in moisture with Cantu Anti-frizz Argan Smoothing Oil
  • Divide remaining (back) section of the hair into four parts
  • Flat twist each back section loosely, totaling four flat twists
  • Secure ends with elastic band
  • TIP: If needed, reference my previous video tutorial “How to Flat Twist
  • Remove clip from right (front) sectioned off hair and part in half
  • Pull the small section of hair (closest to hair) up and away
  • Apply a small amount of Cantu Coconut Curling Cream to remaining sectioned hair
  • Add another loose flat twist to the top (front) section of hair and secure with elastic
  • TIP: At this point there should be two small sections undone by each ear
  • Two strand twist each small section
  • Do not secure with elastic band
  • Pull both twists back and over the four flat twists close to the nape of the neck
  • Wrap the two strand twist ends around each other
  • Butterfly the flat twists (puff to add volume)
  • Pin the first flat twist (right side) into the left flat twist, then pin the opposite twist tail
  • Repeat process for the remaining two flat twist tails, pinning into the fluffed twisted hair
  • Use a small amount of Cantu Edge Stay Gel to sleek edges down with brush

There you have it! An amazingly beautiful natural hair up-do!

Interested in more simple and sophisticated natural hair styles? Check out the other two styles featured in my video:

So are you feeling pumped about slaying at your next event or special occasion!? I know I would be. This style can easily become a go-to style for you. Willing to give it a try? Chime in below. I would love to hear from you! I would also like to invite you to sign up for my newsletter, this way you will always be in the know with all things MA. If newsletters aren’t your thing simply download my App!


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Maria Antionette is a professional hairstylist, DIY creator and fashion lover with a belief that beauty can be fun, easy and simple.
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