Flower crowns and feather headpieces are so passé. If you’re meeting us in NOLA for ESSENCE Fest or heading to another summer destination, prepare to be the ‘mane’ attraction in some of our favorite Black girl-approved festival hairstyles.

Contrary to popular belief, ponytails are anything but basic. With just a few adjustments, it can easily transform into a standout style that we guarantee you’ll want to wear more than once. Keep scrolling to see how we spruced it up with braids

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