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Hair Styling | Summer

Flowers in Your Hair: How to Style the Look

Flowers worn as hair accessories are a style highlight. Not just a bridal flourish, flowers also make a beautiful accent on stylish heads at music festivals and summer parties of all kinds 

How to wear flowers in your hair

Flowers as hair accessories are something special – whether floral wreath or single bloom. Flowers in your hair are playful, romantic and beautifully feminine. Here are just a few options for how to choose flowers you want to use in your hair:

 

  • A single flower is more subtle than a wreath, providing a pretty, colorful accent. It’s a great look for fine or short hair.
  • A lush floral crown looks amazing in thick or long hair.
  • Match the color and style of your flowers to your outfit to harmonize your look. With monochromatic outfits, flowers provide a pop of beauty and color. Go ultra-romantic and match flowers in your hair tone-on-tone with a floral dress.
  • Choose your flower(s) based on your hairstyle. Baby’s breath, for example, is perfect in playful, romantic braiding, while orchids or lilies take an elegant chignon to the next level. Ask your hairdresser for advice!

Occasions to wear flowers in your hair

Back view of a woman with loosely pinned up hair adorned with a flower crown

More and more brides are choosing a romantic flower over the classic veil.

Whether for a summer party, children’s birthday or at a music festival, flower crowns are gorgeous. Think: modern-hippie style at Coachella, Glastonbury or Lollapalooza. A floral crown is also a very fitting accessory for a romantic wedding. More and more brides are adorning their hair with a flower crown instead of a veil. Not only the bride, but also bridesmaids and of course flower girls can adorn their hair with flowers. Tip: prefer to keep your floral style more subtle? Add just a single flower to your hair as this lower-key look is perfect for a romantic date, a barbecue or a lakeside evening with friends.

Which flowers work best as hair accessories?

Flowers are secured in the hair with hairpins or clips. Brides tend to have their hairdresser add flowers to their bridal style to keep floral decorations lasting the day.

First of all, decide if you want to wear real flowers in your hair – or fake ones. If you opt for real flowers, then you need to take steps to make them durable. Hair spray or a firming hair lacquer can help. Tip: shine spray or glitter make for an extra special finish. As for the type of flower you should choose – what’s your favorite? Because you’re spoiled for choice! Roses are romantic, but they can overpower your style depending on your hair type. To create a floral wreath, fresh cut flowers with small blooms are ideal. Baby’s breath, freesia and lavender, frangipani, beach lavender or broom; combine these with larger flowers to create a beautiful mix. Also, look for flowers that don’t require too much water to stay fresh, such as multiflora rose or bouvardia. Add variety by mixing colorful flowers with lush greenery like boxwood or even silvery eucalyptus branches will help it look elegant. Discover how you can make your own flower crown here.

How to add flowers to your hairstyle

There are many ready-made fabric flower hair accessories on the market with a clip or hair tie already attached. But you can also attach a hair clip to the back of any fabric flower with the help of a hot glue gun. If you want to use a real flower in your hair, shorten the stem of the flower to a maximum of one to two inches. Use a hairpin to secure the back of the bud to your hair. Ensure it stays put by securing with extra hairpins.

Floral adornments suit these styles best

Woman with long brunette hair adorned with a flower crown in boho-style

Add flowers to flowing, undone hair for boho flair.

A flower crown looks gorgeous in loose natural hair or in romantic braided hairstyles like a braided crown. In trendy, boho styles, the flower crown is a must-have. Beach waves or mermaid waves mean summer, sun and sea – and a flower in your hair makes the look even more sun-kissed. Just add some texturizing hairspray and tuck a single tropical bloom, secured with a hairpin, behind one ear. Individual flowers also make a great complement to current trending hairstyles: short bob adorned with blooms, anyone? A barrette featuring a floral motif provides a nice alternative in fine or short hair. And adding flowers to an updo is super easy, simply secure blooms individually to your hairdo using hairpins. 

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