If you do one thing this festive season, get yourself a bucket hat. Here are 5 chic hairstyles to pair with this trending item

Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images for Zalando
Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images for Zalando

The bucket hat has made a strong come back, just in time for this festive season and summer trips. However, just because you’ll be wearing a bucket this season doesn’t mean you can’t do your hair to compliment the trending accessory.

Fix your eyes on these different hair inspos to accompany your bucket hat look.

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Since the resurgence of the bucket was aligned with Rihanna’s momentous snake print look, here is a braided look from our fashion fave that you can make your own to accompany a bucket.


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Braiding length is an important consideration and waist-length (or longer) braids are a big trend right now, plus it can elevate your look with minimal styling efforts – it will stand out under your bucket as well.

The summer heat is no joke during December, especially if you find yourself on the northern parts of the country, so if want to keep your hair cool while enjoying your bucket hat you can consider these stylish braided hairstyles:

Cornrows as seen on Ayanda Thabathe

Low ponytail as seen on Tika Sumpter 

And Meghan Thee Stallion

Repunzel box braids as seen on Shekhina

And Normani

Tip: If you will be rocking a wig, braids or other hairpieces, go for a size big on your hat to give space for the volume in your hair.

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Non-braided looks can be complemented by a bucket hat as well, for example with the following variations of the bob haircut;

The short bob as seen on Bonang

And the long bob as seen on DJ Zinhle

If you are still looking to get your hands on a bucket, see our shopping suggestions here.

What is your favourite hair trend right now? Chat to us here.


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