To be honest, I never used flowers to decorate my hair and always considered flower accessories as being dull and plain. But thing seemingly changed a little bit after I saw those celebrities who pulled off flowers in the hair for the 2015 Met Gala. Flower decoration was one of the elements matching well into the theme of 2015 Met Gala–“China: Through The Looking Glass”. Celebrities, like Chrissy Teigen, Georgia May Jagger, and selena Gomez, all wore their flower hairdos so stunningly at that big night. Inspired by their charming hair makeover, I started to collect information about how to wear flowers to decorate hairdo. The 4 tricks below are what I have gathered and practiced for several times, proving their effectiveness.
1. How to select your flower? To meet your requirement for flowers lasting for at most a whole day in your hair, you are suggested opting for something with a sturdy stem and strong petals that won’t wilt and look sad, such as the orchids worn by Teigen and Gomez, the ones in Swanepoel’s hair, and the gardenias that I like most. According to Italo Gregorio, the hairstylist who created Swanepoel’s hair makeover for the Met Gala, flower decorations not only smell amazing, they also create a miracle for the style. “It’s a wonderful feeling being enveloped in that every time you move,” he said. “I never use just the flower–a few small, delicate green leaves gives a more natural effect. I kept the flowers in place with bobby pins, carefully placed below the chignon.”
2. How to make the flowers more amazing? Actually, before you stick flowers to your hair, it is suggested that you chill them a little bit. Although being subtle matter, it makes a big difference for the final result. According to New York City Florist Miho Kosuda, placing cut flowers in water and refrigerating them overnight makes the buds look fresh and crisp the next day.
3. Keep things subtle. Don’t be foolish. You make it all wrong if considering more flowers on hair as being more awesome. One or two flowers on one side tend to make things wonderful, especially for bun hairdo. “Part it on the side for a softer feeling,” said Gregorio. Of course, there is an exception, like Selena Gomez’s rocking a link of white orchids.
4. Remember to make a good collocation. Can you image how weird you will look if wearing flowers in your hair and choosing sparkly, sequined dress to be your outfit? For a beautiful flower dress-up, you may need to be a wearer of delicate fabrics, like lace.
How do you think of these tricks? If you have any good idea, comment below to share with us.