Are We Feeling Grown Women Rocking Kid Hairstyles?

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 07/06/2015 | 02:37 PM EDT

Can 30+ year-old women really rock a side-pony, pig tails, or toddler curls?

While there are some hair trends that should always remain in your childhood (like barrettes and scrunchies) others seem to be making a comeback. Take for instance, the resurgence of baby hair. Over the last year, we’ve seen more celebrities cater to their baby hairs that not. There are even tutorials that show women who don’t have baby hair how to “get” them. And yes we know and understand that TLC member Chili never shied away from showing off her toddler curls. But in all honesty, I thought we were just giving her a pass because she’s probably never, ever going to age.


But then, something happened and baby hair, once again, is the thing.


And now, it and other “kid-like” hair trends are making a huge comeback. But, are we feeling them?


I can give credit where credit is due. Kid inspired hairstyles can add a sense of youth to your look. But, how far is too far?


When Beyonce stepped out on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet, everyone hooted and hollered about her barely there Givenchy crystalized gown. But I actually questioned her high, side ponytail and the fact that she was wearing my 5th grade hairstyle on one of the most anticipated red carpet events of the year.


To be honest, I didn’t necessarily dislike her hair; I just didn’t know if the high, side ponytail was…age appropriate.


The high ponytail never went “out of style”, and never will. Besides being a fun way to change up your look in an instant, it’s a savior in the summer heat. But the rendition of Bey’s ponytail seemed interesting for a woman who is in her early 30s.


Ironically, Beyonce’s Met Gala high, side ponytail grew on me. The more I looked at her awkward stance, showing off her new vegan built body, the more I realized that this is actually looked fierce, and not just because it was on Beyonce. Months later, Nicki Minaj would post several images of her rocking a full, thick lush high ponytail and I completely fell in love. Rihanna also went super low and long with her 2015 BET Awards statement making hair.


So, what gives?


From the topknots we all wore as kids to keep our hair from going crazy on the playground to two-ponytails flowing over or above our shoulders (see Jennifer Lopez circa 2004), there may be a hair statement to be made by grown ass women rocking little girl hair trends.


So, while the sight of an adult woman carefully laying down her baby hair may feel a bit weird at first, I must say I’m not mad at the trend that is wearing your hair like you did when you were 5 years old.


But, what about you?


Tell us: are you feeling grown women rocking young girl hairstyles?


(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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