Ukrainian flower crowns (more than just a hair accessory!)
If you haven’t seen the beautiful flower crowns taking over Instagram, then where on Earth have you been hiding? For those of you new to flower crown trend, let us start by stating, that there’s more to these statement hair accessories than meets the eye.
Scroll down to find out more, or click through our gallery to see the very best of these pretty Ukrainian-inspired hair accessories.
8 inspiring flower crowns & the meaning behind the vinok
These floral crowns are, in fact, part of traditional Ukrainian culture, and is typically worn by girls and women on festive occasions and holy days. Interesting, right? Credit: @juliatimoshenko_666
While it seems that these flowery accessories look like an interesting way to style your mane for a festival or an Instagram-worthy selfie – which, of course, they are – there is actually more to it than that. Credit: @litomiskyphotography
Editor’s tip: Spray your hair with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray before positioning your flower crown. It’ll give you ultra-light hold, control any annoying flyaways and give your hair a glossy finish.
This traditional flower wreath (or crown, as it is commonly referred to) is, in fact, a symbolic headdress to the Ukrainian people. Credit: @rachel.elspeth.gross
The now trending flower crown aesthetic, known traditionally as the ‘vinok’, has apparently been growing in popularity ever since the Ukrainian revolution in 2014, and is worn for special occasions as a symbol of purity. Credit: @ashleyraestudio
However, these flower crowns aren’t just worn for festive occasions or holy days anymore – they are fast becoming an everyday way to pay respect to Ukraine’s folk traditions. And luckily for us, photographers, artists (like Treti Pivni), and Instagrammers are starting to take notice of these patriotic hair accessories and pretty flower crowns, to show us all the beautiful ways it can be worn. Credit: @third_roosters
Who knew that national pride could be so pretty, eh? Credit: @le-baiser-de-la-mariee
We love how flower crowns have become a popular hair accessory for brides, festival-goers and much, much more. Credit: @sweetnaturedphotography
Have these stunning floral headdresses inspired you to rock a hot new accessory in your mane? Credit: @houseofhaku