1. Bantu Knots
Bantu knots are an adorable, protective style for natural hair that can be accessorized for added flair. They are quick to achieve, making them ideal for when you’re in a rush. Bantu knots suit people of all ages, textures, and hair lengths. They moisturize your strands and can even work well for kids’ hair. Bantu knots have long been a fashionable symbol of African heritage and culture. You can modify this look to meet your personal preferences by wearing it with coils, braids, or natural hair. Start with clean, conditioned, and slightly damp hair to achieve the look. Use leave-in conditioner for longer styles and setting lotion or pomade for more structured eyes. Divide your hair into even sections and twist them clockwise to form knots. Tuck any loose ends inside the knots or secure them with bobby pins. You can also embellish your knots with gold hair strings or colorful accents. This is a cheap and easy way to transform your hair without going to a salon.
2. High Ponytail
A high ponytail is a timeless and elegant hairstyle that never goes out of fashion. It can be styled for both casual and formal occasions. You can add playful elements like scrunchies or bows for a youthful charm or use ribbons or bejeweled clips for a more sophisticated look. To elevate a simple high ponytail, curl a small section of hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail for a retro feel. Braiding the ponytail or adding texture to the crown section can create more dimension. Celebrities like Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, and Megan Thee Stallion often sport this cute style. You can use texturizing spray or dry shampoo to add texture to a smooth ponytail and volumizing mousse for a chic finish. The high ponytail can work well on both long and short hair.
3. Flower Crown
Flower crowns are a festival favorite and can be a stylish way to express yourself. Start by collecting flowers that complement your outfit or are in season. Mix large and small blooms for texture and color contrast. Use stems of greenery as filler to keep the crown lightweight and comfortable. Braid the stems of the flowers if they’re long enough, and secure them with floral wire or tape. Add larger blooms towards the front and smaller blooms towards the back. You can also experiment with adding accents and creating different patterns. If you have the time, adding multiple flowers at once can make the crown look fuller. Cut the stems into short sections and thread them together to create a simple crown. Secure any loose ends and add embellishments like pre-cut floral wire. Remember that natural blooms may wilt quickly under hot temperatures, so spritzing your crown with floral water can help protect them.
4. Floral Bun
The floral bun is a beautiful bridal hairstyle that complements lehenga outfits. It is a form of hair garland or tiara made of flowers, often worn at weddings, religious celebrations, or engagement parties. You can use one type of flower or multiple blooms to create a floral bun. Choose a combination of colors and shapes that complements your outfit, and consider the longevity of the blooms. One way to wear the floral bun is by tucking it into a braided updo. Another option is to place flowers around your face for an elegant and romantic look. Pin the flowers securely to prevent them from falling out during the day. For added flair and dimension, you can pair the floral bun with braids at the back of your head, covered with flower garlands. Use hair products like VO5 Matt Clay to smooth flyaways and add volume. Floral crowns are versatile and look classy with any dress, suiting all hair lengths.