3 Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Wear Flowers in Your Hair Without Looking Basic or Bridal
Before we saw fresh blooms and bold, metallic buds gracing stars’ strands on runways and red carpets, we would have saved the look strictly for the altar. But thanks to inspiration from celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Janelle Monae, there’s proof that the trend can work IRL. Here, how we’re wearing it this season.
Finding the perfect hair accessory is sometimes as simple as heading to your local florist, as Jennifer Lawrence proved with this fresh-cut flower-accented look. And with bold, deep shades, the sometimes-summery addition took on a versatile, holiday party-ready vibe.
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In order to create a textured chignon like Lawrence's, Kerastase hairstylist Matt Fugate took advantage of the natural curl pattern in the hair, and pulled it into a low bun, leaving pieces out in the front.
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The placement of the flowers is important in order to avoid a tropical vacation vibe. "Working the flowers under the bun added a subtle, chic surprise to the look," he says. And it's not a bad idea to play up colors in your outfit either, he says, suggesting a monochromatic color scheme that matches a top or dress.
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We picked up a few bright-colored silk flowers from our local Michael's craft store, and Fugate crafted them into a mini bouquet, which he secured with an elastic and pinned directly into the hair.
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Janelle Monae has experimented with nearly every hair accessory under the sun, but this metallic flower moment ranks high among our favorites, and is the perfect look for New Year's Eve.
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A gold-toned headband or a couple of jeweled hair combs are a fun, easy way to accessorize short (or long!) hair. Fugate placed one of these Jennifer Behr pieces strategically near the hairline to frame the face, and added another in order to really "go for it and make a statement," he says.
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A gilded comb, like this Jennifer Behr piece, slips right into the hair -- no pins required.
This dress hit the Rodarte runway, baby's breath and all, which may have seen a little too intimidating to attempt in real life. But as Kirsten Dunst proved on the red carpet, the under-appreciated flower can be surprisingly sweet and chic - and wearable.
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Because the white flower is small and delicate, it nearly blends in with blonde hair, making it an easy, etherial update to simple waves, which can work for either for day or night.
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A few stems of the white flowers were all we needed. Fugate cut off the lengths of the stems, wrapped them into small bouquets, and pinned them in place.