Ever seen pictures of two (or more!) little girls with their hair twisted into one massive braid? Nothing says “best friends” like sharing hair! You don’t have to braid yourselves into a tangle to bond, though: there are plenty of other ways adult friends can show off their camaraderie and awesome hair.
Yup, even grown women can pull off coordinating hairstyles. Here’s how you and your best friends (you know, the ones who’ve had your back since forever) can look cute and feel closer than ever.
There are lots of reasons why you’d want to match hair to your bestie’s, but the core logic behind them all is simple: some people “match” us on the inside, and it feels good to match them on the outside, too. Coordinating hairstyles let the world know that you belong together, that you’ve got a lot in common, that you’re in tune with each other. Shop Now!
Nostalgia can also play a part. Do you have fond memories of raiding your friends’ closets, pooling clothes to build outfits? Braiding each other’s hair at sleepovers and between classes? Matching hairstyles are a fun way to bring those vibes into your grown-up friendships. Even if your body types are too different to share clothes, you and your buddies can still swap hairstyles!
Besides, there’s a good chance that you and your bestie have similar tastes when it comes to fashion. The more time you spend together, the more you influence each other’s style...so you might be eyeing the same hairstyles anyway. Why not embrace it? Shop Now!
Special occasions and shared experiences can be great opportunities for synchronized styles. Think graduations, weddings of mutual friends, reunion drink dates, etc. You might cringe at the thought of showing up in matching outfits, but matching hairstyles are subtle enough to connect your friend group without minimizing your individual identities.
And of course, there are the pictures! Coordinating hairstyles add the perfect touch to those catching-up-with-the-girls photos. Even if you’re not planning to go or do anything especially exciting, posing for those #twinning pictures can be an activity in and of itself.
You and your friends can decide just how matchy-matchy you want to be. Keep it subtle by sticking to hairstyles, ramp it up a notch with matching accessories, or go all out with head-to-toe coordinating outfits. Do you have the same stuff from that time you went shopping together, or were bridesmaids in the same wedding, or followed the same trends back in college? Now might just be that stuff’s time to shine. Or not—it’s all up to you guys.
Before you settle on a style, make sure you take everyone’s hair into account. If you’ve got long, curly tresses and your BFF has a sleek bob, you’re going to have to start by crossing off the styles that won’t work for you both. Consider length, texture, hair health...and of course, personal tastes.
If you search the internet for best friend hairstyles, you can’t help but notice the overwhelming popularity of intricate braids and flower crowns. Maybe it’s a throwback to those sleepover braiding marathons and maybe it’s just that braids are everyone. Either way, you can merge the braid and crown trends by choosing headband braids. They’re gorgeous, easy to wear and work great on all hair lengths.
Getting ready to get together for a birthday, holiday or other special occasion? Gift your best friend a beautiful headband braid, then get a matching braid for yourself! She’ll love wearing her braid when you meet up and in her day-to-day life, since these handmade creations never need to be rebraided. Why not make it a tradition and wear your BFF braids the next time you go out together?