Show me the honey: Hairstyle inspiration for the Durban July 2022

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the opportunity to get glammed up and you’re a sucker for a good themed party, the Durban July is back! Each year this glitzy, glamorous event gives you the chance to unleash your inner fashionista and dress according to a new creative theme. This year’s theme, “Show Me The Honey,” has a lot of people buzzing with excitement (and maybe a little confusion too).

From the golden colour of honey to movement of bees and the flowers they pollinate – there is a lot to think about when dressing according to the theme. That’s why we’re here to make your load a little lighter with some hairstyle inspiration to top off your sweet outfit. Here’s a couple ideas to get your creative juices flowing…


Honey-coloured half-up ‘dos

Durban July hair inspiration: honey gold hair
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Although it may be the more literal route, dyeing your hair the perfect golden honey shade for the Durban July is definitely an option. Take it one step further and show off this sweet shade with a fun half-up ‘do. If you want a more cutesy look, create two mini buns or “beehives” on either side of you head and voila!


Full flower crown

Full flower crown on natural hair
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For something simple, elegant and ‘bee-inspired’, a beautifully created flower crown is perfect. This look will give you to the freedom to choose your favourite flowers and colours, plus wear a crown — which low- key everyone wants right?

A lush crown on beautifully defined curls is a show-stopping look. To keep your curls moisturised and super defined prep your hair with the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie before adding your flower crown.


Old-school voluminous beehive

Old-school beehive hairstyle
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You can’t talk bees and honey without mentioning the OG beehive hairstyle. Although this updo is pretty extra, it may be the perfect addition if you’re going for a more dramatic look.

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The key to adding height and volume is to gently tease the mid-lengths of your hair and give it a good spray of the TRESemmé Extra Hold Styling Hairspray. This will keep the style in place all day long.


Elaborate honey-gold crown

Durban July hair: Elaborate honey gold crown
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Dripping in honey? Dripping in gold? Sounds about the same to us…
If you want to look like the queen bee herself, elaborate gold hair accessories are the way to go. This extravagant headpiece combines flowers and the golden honey colour to create a magical Durban July look.


The modern two-toned beehive

Two-toned modern beehive hairstyle inspiration
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A downsized, modern version of the traditional beehive is another option that’s easy to recreate and perfectly on theme. Spice up the look even more with a two-toned hair colour. And if you’re feeling extra inspired by bees, why not make it blonde and black?


Wispy cuts and flowers

Wispy green hair with flowers
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Looking for a more whimsical style? This wispy haircut paired with dainty flowers is a must-try for the Durban July. Pin your favourite flowers to either side of your head, comb your hair back and let it fall in place for an effortless feel.

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To give your hair a healthy shine, finish the look off with a small amount of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil.

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