This yr, social media has blessed us with loads of coiffure inspiration. From ’90s-inspired tendril braids to TikTok’s DIY ponytail shag haircut, we have positively discovered a brand new factor or two in the case of styling our hair. Not too long ago, one other magnificence development has emerged on Instagram that has us each shocked and intrigued: stomach button rings as hair equipment. 

Miami-based mannequin Stacey Louidor says she began the development, and she or he tells Attract she got here up with the thought whereas self-isolating throughout the pandemic in 2020. She says including equipment equivalent to hoops and different kinds of jewellery to hair has been one thing that folks have been doing for some time, however she “[took it] a step additional by placing physique jewellery into the hair as an alternative.”

Should you’re unsure as to how stomach button rings can keep fixed to your hair, Louidor says that hair construction is vital to holding them in all day. “I selected braids as a result of they’re sturdy and the jewellery wouldn’t simply slip out of them,” she explains. “I individually screwed every labret, barbell, and ring in, securing the ends.” Earlier than including in any stomach button rings, she recommends making  “twists, braids, or bubble hair as a [solid] base” first. 

Mannequin La’Shaunae Steward has additionally been embracing the burgeoning development. Steward shares with Attract that she was impressed by her previous piercings, Louidor’s stomach button ring seems to be, and her most up-to-date navel piercing when deciding to present it a attempt.  

Louidor and Steward each agree that stomach button rings could be worn at any time when and wherever. “If you wish to entice consideration or simply give a glance some edge, they’re the proper accent,” Louidor explains. In the meantime, Steward says she all the time has another look, making this coiffure on-brand for any occasion the place she’s involved. “I’m going to grocery shops and deal with it as a runway as a result of I reside within the South and there is not anybody right here that appears like me so I discover it thrilling and humorous,” she provides.  

Trying to give stomach button rings a attempt? Simply, uh, be certain that they’re sanitized earlier than styling, after all. We will not wait to see the place this development goes the remainder of this summer time and past. 

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