Black Girl-Approved Festival Season Hairstyles

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You can finally retire your flower crowns, because sky’s the limit.

Jennifer Ford Apr, 03, 2017

There are a couple of things we look forward to during spring/summer festival season: our very own ESSENCE Fest, the stage performances and street style.  When we’re not enthralled by our favorite artists, we’re enamored by a parade of eccentric outfits, body art and fly hairstyles.

And with the major come back of hair accessories, this year’s mane moments are going to be lit! You can finally retire your flower crowns, because sky’s the limit, thanks to the latest hair trends.

Glitter, hair rings and temporary color are popular this spring, and there’s so many ways to incorporate these trends into your festival looks. Whether you’re rocking braids, curls or an edgy undercut, they’re perfect for taking your hairstyle to the next level.

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For inspiration, check out these dope dos we spotted on Instagram in the gallery below.



1 of 20 @aris.van.calster/Instagram

Unicorns are real! We love this colorful hairdo!

2 of 20 @gwanloc/Instagram

These hair charms and bantu knots are equal parts festive as they are chic.

3 of 20 @brittneytaylorbeauty/Instagram

Channel bohemian vibes with a braided crown and real flowers for the finishing touch.

4 of 20 @hairstyledbymaz/Instagram

We love all things shiny and sparkly, including this hair glitter trend. Sprinkle it onto your part or all over. There's no way to over do it.

5 of 20 @shelbynicoleartistry/Instagram

If you're rocking an under cut, style the tappered sides with intricates parts and vibrant color.

6 of 20 @purp.alpaca/Instagram

Decorative flowers instantly make a hairdo pop.

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Mohawks and color are always a good idea.

8 of 20 @kieraplease/Instagram

If you want bold hair, get the job done with a popping hair color like this green coif.

9 of 20 @milly_melly, @vincent_nadon/Instagram

Bring back you favorite childhood hair accessory for festival season. Beads are totally appropriate.

10 of 20 @leysahairandmakeup/Instagram

Want to make your curls pop? Try this pastel look.

11 of 20 @beiridescence/Instagram

Shine bright like a diamond with these glittery puffs.

12 of 20 @clatodd/Instagram

Fro goals!

13 of 20 @illandra/Instagram

Bedazzle your parts with fun craft stickers like these colorful gems.

14 of 20 @naythemua/Instagram

This is top knot goals. We love this mix of bright colors.

15 of 20 @brokebitch_amber/Instagram

You need these hair rings right now. They're the ultmate hair accessory.

16 of 20 @dallasalexiaxo/Instagram

These pierced braids are definitely a head turner.

17 of 20 @kenyashakoor/Instagram

Ditch your faux flowers crowns for real flowers instead. 

18 of 20 @maisondechic_salon/Instagram


Add colored yarn into your fishtail braid to make it pop!

19 of 20 @kwenasays/Instagram

Don't forget the cowry shells. This loc moment is everything.

20 of 20 @thoughtpoet77/Instagram

These hair pom poms are gorgeous!