Throwback Hair: Billie Holiday

October 21, 2009

Billie Holiday Hairstyles I was looking for more flower hair accessories today and instinctively thought of Billie Holiday. My great grandmother would play her music around the house and hum Holiday’s “God Bless The Child” while cleaning when I was younger. Needless to say, I still love to hear her lovely distinctive voice, and look to old pictures of Billie Holiday for inspiration when it comes to chic hairstyles.

Throughout her career, Holiday mostly wore her signature fresh gardenias in her hair, but was also known for high sleek ponytails, perfect buns, and intricate ribbon braiding styles too. She must have been an early pioneer of protective hairstyles, lol. She was an icon with a subtle and effortless beauty. The best way to duplicate her look is to go with flower hair accessories that aren’t too huge, but also not too small where the pieces may be overshadowed. Below are a few of my favorite inspiration pictures.

Billie Holiday Hair
Billie Holiday with signature flowers in hair

Billie Holiday Flower In Hair

sleek bun hairstyle
Older with a sleek bun hairstyle

Flower hair accessory
My Attempt :)

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lindsay September 17, 2010 at 6:25 am

billie holiday is the epitome of old hollywood glamour. i LOVE the pinup girls of the 30s/40s/50s-women from that era were sooo beautiful and billie holiday totally captures the glamour and magic of that time! her face was absolutely gorgeous! she had such a sultry look and i love her trademark gardenia in her hair. there will never be another billie holiday! she was one of a kind. i love the way you wore the flower in your hair too. it looks totally cute!

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