If you’re ready to rock the red, white, and blue this Independence day, and “indepen-dance” your way from an afternoon BBQ to night time fireworks, we’ve got the hairstyles you’re looking for! Each one is selected based on 4th of July needs.
They keep your hair off your shoulders and back so you stay cool, and hold your hair in place so you don’t have to worry about flyaways interfering with your festivities. Each look holds its shape tight so you can add mini American flags, ribbons, and other 4th of July adornments.
Because you may want to add and remove accessories throughout the day, we recommend a spiral hair tie instead of an elastic because the spiral hair tie is easier to stretch making it easier to add the accessories to. If you’re ready for the best 4th of July hairstyles, let's get “firecracking!”
Before you style your look, check out the TELETIES Americana Collection for this year's hottest patriotic hair ties and clips.
Space Buns with Ribbons
Fireworks aren’t the only thing flying sky high on the 4th! You can elevate your holiday look with space buns. This look is comfy to wear and you can adorn it with red and blue hair ties to secure the high buns in place. And it’s easy to add mini flags to the top, or red, white, and blue ribbons hanging down from each bun.
- Run your fingers or a comb through your hair to remove any tangles or knots.
- Divide your hair into two equal sections drawing a line from the front of your head to the back.
- Gather one section of your hair high on your head, as if you're creating a high ponytail.
- Secure this section using a spiral hair tie, and twist it around the base.
- Now tuck the tip into the bun or around the bottom and secure with another spiral hair tie.
- Repeat the previous two steps with the other section of your hair.
- Add any adornments to accessorize your holiday hair, or tease it for a fuller or messy style.
Red, White, and Blue Bubble Braid Ponytail
Fireworks aren’t the only things bouncing and floating through the air on the 4th. Bubbles are one of the most popular kids pastimes while waiting for BBQ to be ready and nighttime fireworks. So why not carry the Americana theme and activities into your do? A red, white, and blue bubble braid is an easy style that matches the holiday theme in every way.
- Brush or comb your hair to remove knots and make sure it is smooth.
- Pull your hair back to the top of your head like a high ponytail and secure it with a red or a red, white, and blue spiral hair tie.
- About two inches down from the red hair tie (depending on how large of a bubble you want) , secure your hair with a white hair tie.
- Gently tug at the section of hair between the red and white hair ties to create a bubble effect.
- Repeat this process about two inches below the white hair tie, this time using a blue hair tie.
- Continue this pattern - red, white, then blue - down the length of your hair, always making sure to create the bubble effect in each section.
- Stop when you're about two inches from the end of your hair to avoid the braid unraveling.
- Add in adornments like a flag to the top hair tie, ribbons to flow in the wind, or anything else you want to style your do with.
Ribbon Fishtail Braids
Fishtail braids hold your hair tight and are easy to weave patriotic patterned ribbons through. They can be styled sleek and classy, boho and messy, and large or thin depending on your preferred look.
There’s really no wrong way to do one for the 4th. And they’re perfect to wear by a lake, on a city roof, or picnic in the park from lunch to fireworks, and to sleep in if you get home exhausted.
- Remove all tangles and knots from your hair by combing or brushing it.
- Split your hair into two equal sections at the point where you want your fishtail braid to begin.
- Tie a ribbon at this point securely, leaving one end long enough to weave through the braid.
- Start the fishtail braid by taking a thin strand from the outside of one section and crossing it over to the inside of the other section.
- Now, take a thin strand from the outside of the second section, cross it over to the inside of the first section, and incorporate the ribbon into this strand.
- Continue this process, alternating sides each time and including the ribbon as part of the thin strand that you cross over.
- Braid down to the end of your hair, always including the ribbon in the crossing strand.
- Secure the end of the braid with a spiral hair tie, ensuring that the ribbon is included in the tie-off.
Ribbon French Braids
Although it's called a “French braid”, the look is as American as apple pie in the summer. And this look is a perfect easy-to-do alternative to the fishtail braid above. By incorporating thicker ribbons into the French braid weave you can add a patriotic flare to the style and make it modernly American.
- Brush or comb your hair to remove knots and tangles.
- Secure a ribbon at the top of your head, where the braid will begin, leaving enough length to weave through your hair. You can also use a spiral hair tie to secure your hair and the ribbon in place.
- Divide the top portion of your hair into three equal sections, ensuring that the ribbon is included in the middle section.
- Start the braid by crossing the right section over the middle section, followed by the left section over the new middle section, incorporating the ribbon each time.
- Continue this process, but start adding more hair from the sides of your head into the side sections before crossing them over the middle section, always including the ribbon.
- Keep braiding and adding in more hair until you reach the nape of your neck.
- After all the hair from the sides has been incorporated into the braid, continue with a traditional braid until you reach the end of your hair, still incorporating the ribbon.
- Secure the end of the braid with a spiral hair tie, making sure to include the end of the ribbon.
And now you’re set to light up the party, just like the fireworks in the sky at night. For more holiday hair ideas, subscribe to the TELETIMES blog below.