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25 Professional Natural Hair Styles for the Workplace

By October 1, 2014hair + beauty, styles

Whoever told you that natural hair doesn’t belong in corporate America…lied to you.

Even if you don’t feel comfortable rocking your afro as big as you possibly can, there are plenty of natural hair styles fit for all textures and all lengths that are professional looking enough to blend into an office, yet do not at all require a relaxer. So before you decide that your workplace is no place for your hair, convince yourself otherwise and try out any of these 25 gorgeous styles for natural hair! Perfect for work, corporate, and/or those moments when you just feel like being a little fancy.

25 professional natural hairstyles for a business setting:


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1. Tuck, Roll & Pin

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2. Zoe Saldana Twisted Crown

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3. Flat Twisted Bangs + Updo

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4. A Retro Pin Up

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5. Keri Hilson Box Braids

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6. Chunky Goddess Braids

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7. Sleek & Chic Pompadour

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8. Pinned Bangs with Kinky Coils

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9. A Neat “Messy” Bun

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10. Solange’s Braided Pompadour 

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11. Loose Styled Curly Bob 

(To achieve this look on kinky coils, use curl rods overnight set with TGIN Twist and Define Cream)

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12. A Neatly Styles Puff

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13. Tapered Loose Curls, Kinks, or Coils

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14. The Classic TWA

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15.  Mini Twisted Updo

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16. Milkmaid Braid with Bangs

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17. Sleek and gelled

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18. Tapered TWA

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19. Side Pin

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20. Flat Twisted Updo

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21. Twisted Locs

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22. Twist & Pin Updo

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23. Low Curly Bun

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24. Straight Styled Pixie/TWA

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25. A TWA with Teeny Tiny (Subtle) Color!

What is your go-to natural hair style to wear during the work week?

Dora Sobze is a PR executive, writer, and social media strategist by day — and freelance blogger by night. If you’re feeling crafty, hungry, stylish, or in need of natural hair tips, check out her blog or for her latest spinach recipes. She’d love to chat with you on twitter! Follow her @la_ti_doe.