We all know that Disney princesses gave us unrealistic hair expectations as children. However, what would the Disney princesses hair styles look like if they were around in 2015? Would there be less updos? Would there be less accessories? So many hypothetical hair questions to consider.
Now, I know that the classic Disney 'dos have been an important part of the Internet since forever, so before you start brandishing your pitchforks, hear me out. There is no question about the utter flawlessness of their hair styles, but honestly, some of their looks just don't work for 2015. Forks as styling tools? Raccoons as stylists? It just isn't practical anymore. There have to be modern-day trends to fit the styles of each of the princesses.
Luckily, there are ways to bring the Disney princesses into the 21st century without losing any of that classic magic. Whether it's adding fun colors or cutting it all off, each princess has a way to modernize their hairstyle. Here are a few 2015-inspired looks that I think would be perfect for the Disney princesses.
Let's start off with the easiest style to modernize. Ariel already had beautiful red curls with lots of body and texture. As this style is still perfect for 2015, I think the color could use just a bit more punch. While Ariel had a more of an orange base to her red hair, a brighter red color like Youtuber Megalizabeth9 would be a great modern-day twist on the Disney princess's signature look.
While the story of Cinderella is absolutely timeless, her updo is not. To bring the princess's look into the 21st century, add textured bangs to modernize and soften the look. Another perfect way to channel the princess is by adding your own crown — a braided crown that is! Tease and braid a section of your hair to create the perfect addition to your Cinderella-inspired updo.
Actress Zhang Xinyi's hairstyle from the 2014 Michael Kors Jet Set Experience is the perfect cut for those looking to channel their inner Mulan. The Disney princess chopped off her hair before she went off to war, so why not take her actions a step further and create this awesome angled pixie?
Tatiana looked absolutely stunning when she married Prince Naveen in Disney's The Princess and the Frog. However, her wedding day hair was a tad bit ordinary. Amp up the style by creating tons of volume in the bun, and adding textured side bangs just like Kerry Washington.
How did Disney know that bubble braids were going to be so popular in 2015?! They are literally everywhere this year. Princess Jasmine's version is basically flawless, so all we need to avoid are those overdone curls at the temple. Check out how to create the style on Bellami's YouTube channel.
Belle was rocking the #halfbun way before it became popular in 2015. It's a hairstyle as old as time, but add some tousled waves or sparkly accessories to make it your own.
Growing up, I was completely envious of Pocahontas' hair. Long, dark, and gorgeous? It was perfection. However, I think Pocahontas should have an edgy hairstyle to match her edgy personality. An undercut would be perfect for the princess. Nothing says "out of my way, John Smith" like a badass undercut.
8. Snow White
Ginnifer Goodwin was completely on point when getting this stylish pixie cut. If this doesn't scream modern-day Snow White, I don't know what does.
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