Imagine if you could put a sunny field of beautiful blossoms and playful butterflies in your hair. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
As seen in plenty of the spring/summer 2011 shows, such as Kenzo, Dries van Noten and Jil Sander, flowers is a big motif for the coming season. But it's not used with subtle politeness; it's all about maximalism, volume, exoticsm and colour. If you saw the gorgeous hair in the Marc Jacobs show, then you're probably frizzing your hair away as of right now.
Until we can make our own, natural hair accessories using summer's wild and fragrant flowers, this is an easy and comfortable way to achieve spring's most beautiful hair do:
1. Head over to the nearest craft store or accessory shop, buy up all the prettiest petals you can find and get some super glue, hair grips and medium sized hair clips on your way home.
2. Invite a friend over. Watch a movie while she twists small sections of hair tightly around each hair clip. Twist the hair more loosely closer to the crown, so that it gets a gradual curl, unless you're going for an afro. This is the absolutely easiest and quickest way to create frizz: you don't have to use any product in the hair, no heating tools are necessary, just regular, medium metal clips from H&M or something and help from a friend with a small amount of patience :)
3. Glue the hair grip at the base of each flower if it doesn't already have one. Wear gloves, super glue is viscious!
4. Let the clips stay in for as long as possible, but an hour or two is probably enough to do the trick. Once the movie is over, depending of the thickness of your hair, you can start releasing the clips again, which is done in 2 minutes altogether. But do a test first to see how the hair is responding.
5. Brush through your hair and pin it on the sides, just by the ears. Start playing with the flowers, stick them wherever you want. If you have lots of thick hair, then it could be an idea to put your hair up, f.ex make a little bun just by the neck. Remember that more is more, so don't be scared of overdoing it. The frizzy hair seriously holds the texture for days and days, so leave the oily roots to a dry shampoo.
6. Voilà! Now all ready and set for a care free hair week in San Fransisco!
Pictures from Marc Jacobs show. See video from the show at Style.com