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 with signature flowers in hair
Older with a sleek bun hairstyle