Naturally Gorgeous Spring Hair

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
While many of our recent hair DIY tips have involved styling tricks to change up your texture, this one is all about embracing those gorgeous, natural curls. We're coming up on the most humid time of year, and naturally textured hair is definitely not immune to frizz — quite the opposite, in fact. So, it's beyond valuable to have an arsenal of natural styles that will get your hair away from your face and let it do its thing.
This kind of 'do maintains its shape better than any other texture and can achieve an amazing amount of volume — the perfect base for gorgeous, totally fresh looks. And, that's exactly what we created with the help of hairstylist Sarajane Lynch of Whittemore House Salon.
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Ahead, two rad DIY looks that refresh your springtime hair game in a seriously pretty way. And, if you don't have naturally textured hair, stay tuned — this month is all about 'dos for your hair.
Photographed by Lauren Perlstein; Hair by Sarajane Lynch; Modeled by Meron / RED Models; Makeup by Michelle Coursey; Styled by Haley Loewenthal.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
The One-Third Updo
We all know how to put our hair half up, but what about a third up? This 'do involves a discreetly pulled back middle section that emphasizes volume.

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Create a triangle-shaped section of hair on top of your head, from your hairline to your crown. "The shape of your triangle should be determined by the shape of your head," says Lynch. "If your head is round, make the triangle above the round of your head. If it's narrow, go below the round."
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
Secure the triangle out of the way. Then, grab the section of hair below it, extending down to your ears. Brush the sides close to your scalp, smoothing it down, and then secure it with an elastic. "To help smooth your hair down, try spraying the brush with hairspray before using it," Lynch suggests.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
Begin to arrange your hair into the shape you want it.
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Pull the top pieces out and the back pieces down. But, don't mess with it too much: "The less you comb it, the better. Just leave it as is for the best result," says Lynch.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
The beauty of this hairstyle is that the pulled-back middle piece gives the top amazing volume while keeping it out of your face.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
It's perfect for those times when you need to look fabulous without putting in a lot of time — which, for us, is pretty much always.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
The Undone Updo
For a quirky, fresh updo, look no further than the side ponytail.

Timo Weiland Top.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
Create a deep side-part on whichever side you please. Then, section out the front of your hair starting from the side-part and going to the ear on the opposite side of your head.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
Secure the bottom section of hair into a side ponytail, pulling it as tight as possible.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
To amp up this look, create some extra curls. Use your curling iron just as a rod, without using the clamp, and wrap the hair around it. Create a few curls throughout, and then pull them apart so they get nice and big. "You're making curls out of the natural texture of your already-existing curls," says Lynch.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
Take any super-long pieces from the front, and pin them down to the side.
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Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.
This hairstyle's alternating smooth and texturized sections make it really dynamic — perfect for the season of reinvention.
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