In preparation of the new season, you have tucked away the oversized cardigans and pulled out the breezy maxi dresses. Looks like your wardrobe isn't the only thing in need of an update--brighten up your Instagram feed with these stunning protective style-wearing beauties.

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Erica is a former #MacGirl, so you can bet that not only are her faux locs on point, but so is her makeup. Follow her for massive beauty inspiration and cute loc ring-bedazzled bun updos.


Thinking about rocking golden, waist-length loose marley or havana twists? Mariza slays the look, no question. And her colorful headwrap selfies? Nothing less than bomb.


@Strange_Fruit_ Xo

As if looking like Angelina Jolie's edgier twin wasn't crush-worthy enough, Nika's long curly hair and protective styles will have you doing double takes on your feed all day.



This natural beauty loves to play with the versatility of her hair. The way she styles her marley twist styles are absolutely everything.

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Sasha's protective styles are all the rage--we can stare at them all day. She also helps us figure out how to style box braids on her YouTube channel (in her IG bio).

 @AWalking Doxology

This singer/songwriter has made herself Instagram famous--we are pretty sure 90 percent of it is due to her off-beat, striking protective styles. And we aren't mad at that.

@YeyeBy Nature

If you're thinking about stepping outside the box with your next faux locs installment, let her help. This NYC hairstylist isn't afraid of bold color and styles.


Nataly Neri is full of grace and nature in her Instagram photos. Her long curls are just as beautiful as her brightly colored headwraps and marley twists.


@TheLondon Curls

This London-based natural hair blogger is all about empowerment and uplifting her fellow community members. Her latest protective style selfies are worthy of a repost, that's for sure.


Sun-kissed blonde crochet braids look darn good on this LA based cosmetologist. Her bio says "believable blonde crochet"... oh, we believe.



This Bajan goddess has a serene tone in her feed that is beautiful and alluring. Her super free-flowing chunky twists are the icing on top.

 @MonroeDope Royal

Who says black roots on top of blonde hair was tacky? If we ever did, Miss Monroe makes us eat our words. She rocks her platinum wig and box braids like no other.

@Empress Chrissy

If you are searching for crochet wig fierceness, search no more--Chrissy's got you. She can rock a marley wig while keeping it cute and classy like nobody's business.


A New Yorker with some super laid baby hair, shoulder-length faux locs, and pearly whites for the gods. With all of that being said, who wouldn't tag her?

@TheOfficial Crystal

Grey has become the unofficial color of naturalistas everywhere, according to a ton of social media and blog posts this year. After seeing her box braids, faux locs, and havana twists, we are certain Crystal was one of the trendsetters.