Baby showers are something to look forward to while pregnant, but your third trimester can leave you feeling exhausted. So when it comes to picking out a hairstyle for the special occasion, it’s best to go with something simple and chic. Seriously, who has the energy to be wielding multiple styling tools and products? Happily, there are number of pretty looks that are easy to achieve, even when you feel like you’re going to pop. Here, we’ve rounded up seven baby shower hairstyles to help you choose. You’ve got this, mama!
Simple Baby Shower Hairstyles
This hairstyle is ideal for those with longer hair, though it also works for some shorter styles, such as lobs. Simply gather two small sections of strands from either side of your hairline, and secure them in the back of your head with a couple of bobby pins. For an extra special touch, twist the sections around each other before pinning or add an embellished clip, like this Crystal & Rose Gold Floral Barrette by Scunci ($8; ulta.com).
This on-trend style requires very little effort, but makes a big statement. After blow-drying and styling your hair as usual, brush one side behind your ear and line your hairline with barrettes. We love this Starburst Set from Etsy ($8) and this Micro Snap Rhinestone Clip Set by Kitsch ($12; ulta.com). Or, for a more literal take on this baby shower hairstyle, you can opt for personalized letter clips, like these from Etsy, and spell out your baby’s initials.
Another no-fuss way to make your everyday style seem a little fancier? Throw in some trendy clips, like these gold stars by Yean ($10; amazon.com). Whether you are wearing your hair down or up in a messy bun, they’ll add just the right amount of pizzazz to the look.
The fishtail braid is a fun style for special occasions, as it looks way more advanced than it actually is. The best way to learn how to do this braid is by watching how-to videos on YouTube, but don’t worry about perfecting the technique — a fishtail braid that’s a little messier appears more voluminous and relaxed. Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to get it done in a matter of minutes.
This gorgeous puff style shows off your natural texture and requires no heat styling. Simply brush your hair into tight ponytail, smoothing down the front with a gel while leaving the tail of your pony in its natural shape. Worn high on your head or low by the nape of your neck, this look is perfect for your special day.
Loose Braided Bun
This elegant hairstyle is super easy to achieve. Create a loosely woven braid down one side of your head, then gather it with the rest of your hair. Keeping some slack, twist it all into a bun and secure with pins. Leave a few tendrils out in the front to frame your face.
Low Ponytail with Bow
It doesn’t get much simpler than this! Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck, then secure with a scarf scrunchie, like these by Kitsch ($12; ulta.com). Tie the scarf in a bow and — voila! — instant chic.
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