If you have a special occasion coming up, like the prom, a wedding or just a fun night out, there's nothing like a hairstyle accentuated by fresh tropical flowers to help you stand out and take your look to the next level. If you're wondering about the best ways to incorporate designer flowers into your 'do, here are some tips to help you get started.
Choosing Your Flowers
The first step is deciding which types of flowers and what colors will work best to complement your outfit for the event. The shade of your outfit, the color of your hair and the accessories you're wearing should influence your decision.
"Flowers with green centers/stems should be paired with red hair, flowers with blue undertones for blondes, light-colored flowers for dark hair, bright red flowers for black-colored hair," Larry Dunlap, operating partner and artistic director of Haircolorxperts told SheKnows.com.
As for what types of flowers you should choose, MarthaStewartWeddings.com suggests using spray roses, daisies, freesia, cymbidium orchids, lilies, baby's breath and stephanotis. These blooms are typically long-lasting and feature unique shapes.
Where to Put Your Flowers
After you've decided which blossoms to place into your tresses, it's time to figure out where they go.
1. Create a deep side part and braid your hair to the side, placing a flower at the top of the braid on the opposite side of the part, suggests Seventeen Magazine.
2. Use a bloom with long stems and weave it into a braid that stretches across the crown of your head from one ear to the other.
3. Attach a flower to a pin and use it to hold a section of hair behind your ear, nestling it right on top of your earlobe, recommends the magazine.
4. Create an elaborate updo with bobby pins, then stick a flower stem or two into the top or side of the pinned section, making sure the stems don’t show.
To ensure that your flowers last as long as your hairstyle, MarthaStewartWeddings.com recommends keeping the blooms in the fridge or a cooler before you use them. It's also a good idea to use hairspray before you add the flowers, as some formulas can damage delicate petals.
SheKnows.com also points out that you should stay away from fruit to preserve your hair's blossoms. According to GardenGuides.com, the ethylene gas released from aging produce can speed up the decay of your flowers. Cigarette smoke should also be avoided to keep your flowers fresh.