This article has been guest written by Alecka Camp. Ms. Camp is currently preparing for her graduate school education, and loves to spend her free time blogging about the latest trends health and beauty trends. As the daughter of a florist, she is uniquely qualified to say a thing or two about the immensely popular flower power trend.
Growing up as a daughter of a florist, I once spend the majority of my days admiring flora, experiencing — with all my five senses — everything that baby buds and bountiful blossoms had to offer.
That’s right, all five senses. Every so often, I will come across a beautiful arrangement, — one that looks like something my mom would have put together — and my mind floods with floral memories. I’ll remember natural fragrance (1) that perfumed all the rooms in my childhood home; I recall watching (2) my mom laying out flowers of every kind and putting together the most beautiful arrangements; I think back to when I would reach out to feel (3) the smooth and delicate petals of a rose, and often times I would quietly snicker when my friends (whose mothers didn’t play with plants for a living) would reach for the same rose, only to jump back, when I would (4) them say “ouch!” after encountering the prickers of the long stem. Finally, it is no secret that you can find me every summer Sunday morning, making a fresh batch of my all time childhood favorite breakfast, pansy petal pancakes, yumm (5) !
As a daughter of a florist, I too wanted to take part in the plant play; more times than not, I would leave the house with a flower strategically placed in my hair or tucked behind my ear. By high school, the floral trend was on the decline. Today, however, I am more than pleased that floral patterns and accessories, are nonetheless, flourishing in the fashion scene.
In Full Bloom
Today, girls you and old are sporting daisy patterned leggings and floral-printed blouses in the masses. However, the flower trend does not end there. More and more people are reverting to Mother Nature’s accessories, and wearing flowers in their hair. For those of you who are new to the fabulous flower trend, and even for those of you who are already obsessed with all things petal-y keep reading for new ideas of how you can incorporate flowers into your hair.
- A baby’s breath bobby pin – not only are these classy, but they are also super easy to make on a moments notice. All you need is a sprig of baby’s breath (the size is ultimately up to you), a hot glue gun and some scissors. What you’re going to do is cut the stalk of the baby’s breath to measure at least as long as your bobby pin. When the glue is ready, go ahead and put a layer along the straight side of the bobby pin, and press the baby’s breath against it. Once it drys, you have yourself a chic, straight from the garden hair accessory.
- Decorated halo – if one flower accessory isn’t enough for you, or you are just looking for something else, how about highlighting your hair with a few flowers? This is super simple, not to mention perfect for wedding season. With this style, you can start one of two ways: (1) you can create a loose waterfall braid, (2) you can create two separate braids, one on either side, starting near your temples , and have them meet in the back. Next, grab bunches of your favorite flowers (as long as it isn’t too big) and wiggle the stems into the overlapping pieces of your braid. It may be helpful to watch a video or two, so you have a better idea of the placement.