14 Floral Afros That Will Make You Want To Burn Your Flower Crown

Festival season lineups may change every year, but one trend remains the same: flower crowns. You can mock them, but you can’t escape them. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the West Coast kickin’ it at Coachella, or eating a New York slice at Governors’ Ball in New York… there will be a Revolve romper-wearing Instagram star with a headband full of daisies. Get used to it.

But despite all of the Twitter jokes, everyone should feel free to do their hair however they please. And naturalistas with ‘fros of all lengths have the advantage of taking it a step further by wearing flowers in their hair. Real or faux, this is a trend that truly feels fresh.

Yara Shahidi defined her curls with the help of sunny daffodils.

Photo: Via @yarashahidi.


The late singer/songwriter Minnie Riperton was the inspiration behind this look on influencer Julie Dastinè.

Photographed by Joe Chea.

Believe it or not, but Ebonee Davis, photographed by Micaiah Carter, made this crown herself. “I used baby’s breath that I bought from a local flower shop and cut it into small pieces, then I placed directly into my Afro,” she tells us.

Photo: Via @eboneedavis.

Orange and yellow blooms highlight Amandi’s gorgeous texture and color — captured by photographer Kenny Kenny.

Photo: Via @kidandfro.

You can expect us to be wearing this look (modeled by Camille Felicity) as soon as roses come into bloom.

Photo: Via @camillefelicity.

Hair artist Hadiiya Barbel made this creation — which features flowers and butterflies — from scratch for Afropunk.

Photo: Via @hadiiyabarbel.

No need to break out the Snapchat filters when you can have the real deal.

Photo: Via @inikotaylor6.


Flowers add a dash of whimsy to this trio’s all-black, badass outfits.

Photographed by Courtney Yates.

It’s rare when a bride’s hair rivals her own bouquet – but that’s exactly what happened with this elegant fro-hawk with side twists (and you’ve got to see the back).

Photo: Via @rebeccayale.

For a little variation, add a few bantu knots to the front of your ‘do, like hairstylist Aieasha did for an Atlas Magazine shoot.

Photo: Via @aieshadoeshair.

If you’re concerned with keeping your blooms in place throughout the day, try securing them with a small bobby pin on a medium-sized section of your hair.

Photo: Via @roxiejanehunt.

But when you’ve been blessed with texture like this, then you don’t have to worry about toppling petals. They’ll just stay put — because that’s a part of our magic.

Photo: Via @tildakimono.

Model Dominique Robinson used the same flowers on her hair to accessorize her glossy nude lip.

Photo: Via @iamdominiquerobinson.

You don’t need to pick the whole patch — Kiera proves that three to four blooms can make the look.

Photo: Via @kieraplease.

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