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Hair Dare!

30 Jun

Since it’s wedding season, we thought it would be a good idea to do a post on flower girl hair. Wee ones need beauty too! It’s a very “sweet” look and will keep a flower girl’s hair out of her face all day. This braid may be a little “young” for some, but  it will probably come in handy at some point! To be totally honest, I’ve worn it and you can’t tell it’s a heart until you’re standing above it. It just looks like two braids running down the back of your head. The hardest part about this braid is starting it, so if you’re doing it on yourself, you may want to enlist a friend who’s good with braiding help you get it going. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Part your hair into two sections by splitting it down the middle.
  2. Starting at the crown of your head, make the curve from the top of the heart. Stop at the back of your ear. Don’t worry about going all the way to the bottom of the heart, only go to your ear.
  3. Clip that hair out of the way as seen above.
  4. I like to do this braid using an “inside out french braid” instead of regular because it shows the shape more, but you can do either! Start french braiding at the part (as seen above) and curve the braid around to your ear. At this point you’re only using hair from outside the heart shape, not the hair that’s in the clip.
  5. Braid it down to the back of the ear and then take the clip out. Now you can start joining in that hair. NOTE: Don’t start joining in hair from the inside of the heart until you get to the back of the ear. That’s the trick!
  6. Braid all the way down to the nape of the neck and clip it off.
  7. Do the exact same thing (or have someone help you do the exact same thing on the other side.
  8. Once you get to the nape of the neck on the other side, it gets a little tricky. I like to take my 6 pieces (3 pieces from the left braid and 3 pieces from the right braid) and join them all together. Then I split it back in 3 pieces and do a regular braid all the way down.
  9. Tie it off with a clear elastic and you’re done.
  10. For added texture, I like to pull gently at each piece of the braid!
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Oh My DIY: Flower Wrapping for Hair

4 Jun

Who doesn’t love adding a fresh flower to their hair when heading to a special event? This trick has come in handy so many times and I’m really excited to share it with you considering DIY wedding and prom accessories are at the peak of popularity. Here’s how it’s done:

TOOLS:

  • Floral tape (can be purchased at craft stores, some flower shops or google it and buy it online)
  • Beading wire or floral wire
  • Scissors and whatever type of flower you want.

NOTE: Use an open flat flower so it sits nicely against the head. My favorites are gardenias, fully bloomed and opened roses, lisianthus, orchids, and here ranunculus was used.

STEPS:

  1. Push your thin wire through the stem, close to the base of the flower. If the stem is stiff, try poking a needle through first.
  2. Drag the wire through and cut it. The 2 sides of wire should be even. Make the wire is an inch or 2 longer than the stem so you’ll have room to curl the bottom up like you see in picture # 7.
  3. Twist each wire around the stem a couple times, and then twist them around each. This will make the wire twice as strong.
  4. Grab your floral tape and start wrapping the stem from the base of the flower.
  5. Keep wrapping until you get all the way to the bottom.
  6. Snip the tape right where you feel the wire ends.
  7. Now roll the bottom back up to make a loop.

Now, use that loop to secure the flower with a bobby pin. This makes the flower more sturdy and it stays alive longer because you’re not crushing the stem. (And always try to avoid spraying hairspray on the petals of your hair flower!) Good luck!

Oh My DIY: Mod Floral Hair Wreath

1 Jun

I adore mod 1960’s styling! One of my favorite collections from this era is enamel flower brooches. I love the colors, shapes and seemingly endless variety that exists in the vintage universe.

What you’ll need:

  • 7 to 12 Vintage Enamel Brooches
  • Elastic
  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. To create your own vintage flower wreath, fit a piece of elastic around your head, then tie and trim it. Make sure it’s tight enough to support the weight of your brooches without being too tight and leaving an evil headband line on your forehead!
  2. Next, pin your brooches to the elastic. Pin them a little bit closer than you need to because the elastic will stretch when you wear it and you want them to be close together.
  3. Then, try it on and make adjustments as needed. You might fill the entire wreath or just the front section. Have fun looking fancy and pretty!