The Igba Nkwu ceremony is a very special time in the life of every Igbo woman! If you are preparing for it at this time, I say congrats!
So, let’s get that perfect look for the day with the perfect outfit, coral beads, hairstyle, and cosmetics.
Since this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, you as the modern bride needs to put her own unique spin on her bridal attire, and this is where we come in.
As a beautiful Igbo bride-to-be and an Asa (beautiful princess) that you are, you cannot afford not to look great with an exquisite hairdo, as well as the perfect coral beads around your hair, neck, and legs.
So, what do you do? Do you just pick anything and expect that it will look great on you? No. Your wedding day is too special for trial and error!
In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the best Igba Nkwu hairstyles, alongside headpieces and matching coral beads.
The images of these women will give you a simple representation of how good you can look by selecting any of these styles without wondering if it would be good for you.
You also get style tips, which can help make the day as perfect as it should be.
To all my beautiful ladies, let’s head right into it and prepare for your special day.
High bun wrap-around traditional marriage hairstyle layered with coral beads
For this style, the hair is pulled back into a bun at the top of the head and held in place with styling gel so that the front edges don’t stick out.
Instead of putting their hair up in a bun with gel, some brides opt to have braids at the base of their hair, which is also adorable.
Because of the way it is wrapped at the top, this Igbo wedding hairstyle works best with long and thick hair.
To get the desired result of wrapping the hair around at the top, an attachment must be used to lengthen and thicken the hair.
Any competent stylist should be able to achieve that.
Off-the-face braided traditional marriage hairstyle with forward coral headpiece and neck beads
This look requires pulling hair back, smoothing the edges, and accenting the front with a coral bead.
Bantu knots are a popular hairstyle for native Igbo women, and they look especially lovely when adorned with coral beads and worn with the traditional ‘ada Igbo’ bridal gown during an Igba Igbo ceremony. You will definitely love it.
Black hair-down hairstyle fitted with beaded headpieces
These Igbo bridal hairstyles can be achieved with slicked-back natural hair and cornrows weaved all the way back or halfway up the head. If your hair is thin and you want extra volume, try using hair extensions. This style can also be achieved with your natural hair.
Without the indigenous Igbo coral bead headpiece, these bridal hairstyles would seem no different from any other. In any case, you need more than that to seem like a bride; so, stopping there won’t do.
A coral bead will effect the change. Just wrap a layer of coral beads around your head, and you’ll have that beautiful and stunning look!