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Before you roll your eyes and flash me a peace sign, hair flowers have gone through a serious image makeover this past year. What once used to be the favorite head-toppers of hippies and brides are now popping up on the most stylish heads around, be it as colorful crowns, scattered buds, or oversize blooms. Flower crowns are especially popular among It-girls—and not just for music festivals. For example, British shoe designer Sophia Webster wore a tiara made of fresh buds to her wedding last year. We showed Webster's quirky yet romantic look in this month's issue, and I liked it so much that I tracked down Webster's hairstylist, Bianca Tuovi, to find out how to do it at home.
1 Spray volumizer throughout damp hair and rough-dry (ask any hairstylist and they'll tell you they love TIGI Bed Head Queen for a Day Thickening Spray.) This gives your hair fullness and grip to help hold your flowers in place. If you have any frizz around your hairline, tame it with smoothing cream, says Tuovi.
2 Make a middle part and split your hair in half, tying off the left side in a low pigtail to get it out of the way.
3 French-braid the right side, starting at the nape of the neck and following the hairline until the part. Then stop French-braiding and switch to a regular braid until you reach the ends of your hair. Secure with a clear elastic and repeat with the left side.
4 If the two braids are long enough, crisscross them and wrap them around your head, tucking them into the braid at the back of your head. “This creates the textured, ropelike effect,” says Tuovi.
5 Slide different-size colored flowers through the strands of the braids and pin them in place to create a floral tiara. And make sure you use real flowers for this look: Fake ones aren't nearly as elegant and don't smell nearly as pretty. “For extra security, use two pins and cross them to make an 'X' over the stem,” says Tuovi.