Traditional Mexican Hairstyles For Ladies
Mexican women have a large array of traditional Mexican hairstyles to choose from. It does not matter what type of hair you have, long, short, coarse, you can always find that specific hairstyle that has your name on it.
These hairstyles are also usually a perfect blend of functionality and beauty. They look good, but they will also allow you to breathe, work and move about. Many of these hairstyles are structured in a way that minimizes frizzing and tangling. Just know that as a Mexican lady, these are some of the best hairstyles you can hope to create.
Braids probably constitute the most common way for Mexican women to wear their hair. They are the ultimate traditional Mexican hairstyle and have been passed down through Latin bloodlines and history.
Other than its cultural and historical significance, braids are very practical and functional. If you spend most of your time outdoors and don’t want to be hampered by your thick and full hair, braids are a good choice. It is not fun having to sweep hair out of your face every 2 seconds while your neck and back are sweaty.
There are several ways to braid your hair and several methods that you can braid with. You can wear different braid styles once every month for a whole year and still not exhaust them all. There is always a braid for every occasion.
What’s more, your thick Mexican hair complements braids so well. Alright, it is time to look at some of the braid styles that you can try out. But remember to get your favorite hairstylist involved for the best results.
– Double Braids
This is a popular traditional braid style for Mexican Ladies. It is a simple style that your hairstylist can whip up in a few minutes. All you need to do is divide your hair into two sections, straight down the middle of your head. Then you can braid each side separately.
Double braids are big braids, which make them super convenient to make. The general rule of thumb is the smaller the braids, the more braids you’ll need to cover your head, and the more difficult it is. You can add a few colorful flowers to your double braids to finish the look off.
– Braided Bun
This is one for you if you are not one for the hassle and stress of visiting the hairstylist all the time. This braided bun will make your life considerably less complicated, your fashion and style life anyways.
It is an easy style, get started by braiding your hair using whatever method you like. Now, use a hair elastic to secure your braided hair and then wrap the braids around to make a simple bun. Make sure to pin up the loose ends to make it look neater and you are all set.
Voila! There you have your braided bun. You can even have your bangs braided or make a pompadour in the front to shake things up a little. You really should try this one out.
– High Braided Bun or Top Knot
This is another traditional mexican hairstyle that’s popular among Latinas. It is especially compatible with formal wear and gives you a really neat and chic look.
It requires very little effort to create this chic hairstyle, just make a high ponytail and wrap your hair around it to create a knot. If you want to be cheeky about it, remove a few strands from the bun and let them dangle at the side of your face. You could even add some colorful beads to make them even cooler.
– Ribbon Braids
This is a traditional Mexican haircut that is good for that perfect girly look. You get to incorporate colorful ribbons in your braids, who doesn’t want some color in their life?
There are two ways to achieve this look. You can have your hairstylist braid your hair along with the colorful ribbon. Another option is to tie the ribbon to the ends of the braids when they are done.
It doesn’t even have to be ribbons, you could use colorful beads or decorative pins. The addition of these simple color elements will upgrade any braid look in a jiffy.
Bangs are one hairstyle that is made for long and full hair. They keep the hair out of your face, while also framing your features perfectly. No wonder Mexican women have been rocking them for ages.
You can make your choice of the right bangs for you from a few styles that have also evolved over the years. Here are some of those styles:
– Classic Fringe
This is the classic bang style that has been around for so long, it is unlikely that it will ever go out of style. The long and straight bang can work in several different ways.
You can wear them blunt, hanging down your face in a straight manner. You could also have them done piece-y-like, which is uneven and a bit sparse in some areas. You can also do a side-swept bang that will always look good with your gorgeously thick hair. Whichever direction you want to go with your bangs, one thing is for sure, you cannot go wrong.
– Curtain Parted Bangs
This one is reminiscent of an actual parted curtain. It is perfect for long sleek hair. To create the look, the regular straight bang is divided in the middle with each side pulled away from the middle. It gives a parted look that is oh so good.
Weird title huh? But you know that traditionally, this has always been a part of the hair culture of Mexican women. Those Mexican movies you see where the guy brings a flower for the girl to put in her hair, well, that happens in real life.
So, this is something you can try out after getting your hair all styled up. Just add a few colorful flowers or ribbons and have a hairstyle that’s even better.