This year a profusion of flowers, fruits and glitter took over Rio’s world famous Carnival! Once again, these celebrations proved that when it comes to creating magical, daring looks, our imagination has no limits. The costumes were more varied than ever, and there was make-up and hairstyling to please every taste. To enhance each of their looks, partygoers used a huge range of wild and wonderful accessories and unique sources of inspiration. Let’s take a look at the most stunning hairstyles from Rio’s 2017 Carnival.
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This year, the Ball at the legendary Copacabana Palace took guests on a journey to the faraway lands of Japan by taking its inspiration from the traditional geisha aesthetic. Here, Isabella Pozzato decorated her loose hair with a large headdress and a white flower on the side.
Photo Credits: Miguel Sá / @belmondcopacabanapalace
A TASTE OF THE TROPICS
Juliana has kept things simple by decorating her hair with a headband of colorful feathers. Her eyes are framed with false lashes to accentuate that exotic, desert island look.
Photo Credits : @jufbmagalhaes
Costumes and accessories inspired by the female body and which have been influenced by a whole history of feminist symbols? That’s the unique idea of stylists Maira Nascimento and Layana Thomaz who this year launched their Négoçada Carnaval label.
A ROMANTIC TOUCH
For Carnival, Paulo Mazanandê, stylist at the Salon Renoir Cabelo e Art in Rio, recommends styles that are easy to create like this African half-braid decorated with a flower crown for a romantic touch.
Could there be anything that says Carnival more than this bouquet of vibrant red flowers, perched elegantly on top of this girl’s head? Accompanied by a sparkling make-up design and prints inspired by Indian culture, this style will transform anyone into a Queen of the modern age.
AN ODE TO NATURE
Don’t be afraid of superlatives and be proud of Mother Nature. Just like Brazil itself and its luscious, natural treasures, why not style a bun with flowers and leaves and make yourself feel even more tropical with a colorful print dress.
FRUITS & FLOWERS
Be daring and follow Marina’s lead. Wear your love for fruit with pride and humor by decorating your head with a basket of apples, bananas, grapes and delicate flowers.
Photo Credits: @marinadrumondIc
And what would you say to a braid knotted on the side and enhanced with a flowery, colorful bandana? Combine this look with a sequined costume to transform yourself into an urban mermaid.
Photo Credits: @rioetc
FEATHER & GLITTER
“Covered in glitter, people feel more confident and beautiful. It’s something that literally transforms you,” Tatiana Baumworcel, the creative mind behind the ‘Purpurine’ (‘glitter’ in Portuguese) project, who thinks that glitter can reveal your inner light and beauty.
MAKE ACCESSORIES A PRIORITY
For Lilian Souza, from the Quality Hair salon in São Paulo, accessories bring that all important finishing flourish. She recommends styling a ponytail, simple bun or braids with flowers, crowns, clips, bandanas and ribbons. Glitter and colored gel are as always a great idea!