All Of The Hair Rings Inspo You Need For Festival Season


Beyoncé may have cancelled her Coachella takeover, but festival season is still in full effect.

Nikki Brown Apr, 12, 2017

From the California desert to Randall’s Island in NYC and our very own ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, this year is stacked with a slew of performances that you may or may not plan to see in person. Festival settings are feeding ground for culturally insensitive fashion and beauty (headdresses, face paint, etc.), so make sure you don’t get caught in the fray.

Black women have long been trendsetters and the latest accessory crazy is perfect for any and every texture. Hair rings, available in an assortment of designs and finishes, are basically jewelry for the tresses that can be easily worn on a bevy of styles.

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Whether you’re sporting goddess braids, long locs or twists, these teeny baubles are the quickest way to transform into a standout. Before you pick up a set of your own, bookmark some styling inspo below! 

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Weave them into a cascading french braid. 

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Work them into your braids, from root to tip. 

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Add a royal twist to your goddess locs with gold baubles. 

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Spice up a loose braid with pretty gold hoops. 

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Line gold rings in front of your afro for extra pizazz. 

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Don't be afraid to mix it up with words and pops of color. 

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Go bold with extra large rings at the bottom of your do. 

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Run them in a straight line down the center of your braid. 

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Spruce up your top knot with a few at the top of your head. 

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This half-up, half-down style gets an instant upgrade with a pop of gold rings. 

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Pair your hair hoops with a pair of matching doorknockers. 

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These silver hoops are taking her side braids to next level fierceness. 

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Small accessory. Big impact! 

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Your hair hoops and facial piercings are a match made in heaven. 

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Bling bling! 

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White hot rings for the win. 

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Your milkmaid braid is begging to be accessorized. 

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Scatter them throughout your ponytail. 

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The more jewelry, the better. 

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Sometimes, just a few make a huge difference. 

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Top knot goals. 

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Accessorize your braided bob with a handful of silver baubles. 

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Loving the uniform placement of these hoops! 

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Even straight hairstyles can flourish with a couple of well-placed rings. 

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Mix and match your jewelry to perfection.