15 of Halle Bailey's Best Hair Looks—From Loc Ponytails to Bouncy Bobs

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Halle Bailey is best known for her singing skills and acting chops; however, we also consider her to be a beauty trendsetter. Over the last few years, she has attracted attention for how she wears her beautiful locs, showcasing the versatility of the style on each red carpet. Bailey often works with celebrity hairstylist Tinisha Meeks to achieve each look, and together they've transformed her locs into every style imaginable (from curly bobs to high ponytails). Ahead, we've recapped 15 of Bailey's best hair looks to date.

Jumbo Braids

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You can absolutely tuck your locs to achieve braided looks, and Bailey’s jumbo braids are proof. Take a few notes from the actress and finish the look with curly ends to give the style added flair. Another great thing about this extra-large style is that the fewer braids you have, the less maintenance involved.

Jumbo Twists

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Bailey has proved that you can experiment with other protective styles while having locs; this look is a perfect example. Here, she wears beautiful extra-large jumbo twists. Not only are jumbo twists great for keeping hair healthy, but they also take less time to install and remove than braids.

Tucked Lob

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Bailey's locs fall right past her chin—in other words; she has a lob. Here, she styled her curly locs by tucking the front pieces behind her hair. A tucked lob looks so cute on her.

Twisted Locs and Curls

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Bailey brought glitz and glamour to the world premiere of Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé. For the front of her hair, she went for a twisted loc look. Her hairstylist installed a head full of fluffy, tight curls to complete the look.

Curly Bob

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Bailey debuted her take on a curly bob at the 2023 Met Gala, and everyone was in awe of how Meeks transformed her locs into the short style. With her bouncy haircut and gorgeous lacy floor-length dress, her entire look was an ode to Old Hollywood glamour.

Straight-Back Braids and Curls

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Gilbert Flores / Getty Images

At the premiere of The Color Purple, Bailey opted for classic cornrows. A few goddess-inspired curls were added throughout her hair to give the style a playful touch.

High Ponytail

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Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images

When it comes to chic hairstyles, you can't go wrong with a high ponytail. It's a hairdo that looks incredibly glamorous with locs. We love how Bailey's locs have been wrapped around the base of the ponytail to give it an elevated feel.

Sculpted Side Ponytail

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Don Arnold / Getty Images

Bailey put her spin on the classic side ponytail with this intricately twisted look. Her locs have been twisted and wrapped around themselves to create the sculptural style.

Cascading Locs

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At The Little Mermaid premiere in the UK, Bailey showcased her beautiful mermaid-inspired red locs. Her cascading locs were pinned back and accessorized with a beautiful, beaded headpiece.

Oversized Bun

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Here, Bailey shows off her locs in a beautiful updo. What makes this style so great is that it's not perfectly styled. Instead, her locs are loosely pinned, and some pieces are left out to create a face-framing side bang.

Intricate Low Bun

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

Although low buns are regarded as a simple style, it is possible to make the style feel more unique, which is what Bailey did at the 95th Academy Awards. Her locs have been precisely twisted to create an intricate, swirled low bun.

Wrapped High Ponytail

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Jeff Kravitz / Getty Images

Bailey sported another take on a high ponytail at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. Her stylist went for a wrap-around effect on her ponytail to give the look a sophisticated edge. Another detail we love? The dainty curly pieces framing Bailey's face.

Box Braid Balloon Bun

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Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

Bailey's balloon bun is among the most exciting braided updos we've seen. Wrapping braids around the bun's base is a smart, sophisticated touch.

Medium Box Braids

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Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images

Bailey's locs were completely tucked away to achieve these medium box braids. To accessorize the style, the multihyphenate wore a thin gold headband.

Curly Ponytail

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Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images

Bailey always finds a new way to wear a ponytail—and we're taking notes. Here, she pulled her two-tone locs into a high ponytail and weaved in a few curly pieces to complete the style.

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