Music festivals come and go, but that doesn't mean that you've missed the chance to wear flowers in your hair. (Hello, it's still spring.) A bud or two — hell, even a full bouquet — aren't any more difficult to work into your hairstyle than your average barrette, so there's nothing stopping even a novice hair styler from getting in on the springtime trend. Pinning pretty flowers in your hair makes for some serious #HairGoals — gotta get those likes — and is an easy way to dress up your go-to braid or ponytail. Plus, the scent alone will make it worth it.
If you're wondering where to wear flowers in your hair, we've got you. You can rock a classic flower crown or wear a long, boho braid tucked with daisies. You can wear flowers to weddings, to graduations, and to any formal event that involves a dance floor (and a photo booth, ideally). Really, wearing florals in your hair works pretty much anywhere you go. After all, what doesn't look good with a fresh, colorful bouquet? Exactly.
We've partnered with Daisy Marc Jacobs to give you all the inspo you need to up your hair game with fresh flowers. From pigtail braids to half-up hairstyles, here's how to make the most of the season — and the May flowers that come with it.
1. Classic Flower Crown
How could we not include this OG? The flower crown started the trend of wearing blossoms in your hair, and it looks especially free-spirited and relaxed when paired with loose waves. For this style, "you don't have to spend loads of money on expensive hair products," says Diaz. Instead, "embrace your natural texture." And give your crown an extra layer of cool by spritzing it with a light, floral scent like Daisy Marc Jacobs, which smells like a fresh garden bouquet (it's a blend of jasmine, gardenia, and violet). Get ready for the compliments.
2. Braided Pigtails
Braided pigtails are the most practical braid style, since they get the hair out of your face and don't easily unravel (and are simple enough to DIY even if you have two left hands). But white trachelium flowers elevate the normally plain style, giving the plaits a delicate, feminine edge. First, start each braid at your hairline. Then, "using your ears as a guideline, anchor the flowers to the center of the braid and pin them with bobby pins to prevent them from slipping," says celebrity hairstylist Marcos Diaz. It's so fast and easy that you can do it even if you've slept through your first three alarms.
3. Deep Side Part
What makes this hairstyle stand out is the sultry, Old Hollywood vibe that comes from the exaggerated deep side part. "Beginning at the front of your hairline, braid your hair and conclude it at the back of the ear, securing it with a bobby pin," says Diaz. Then pin in an oversized flower, like this gerbera daisy, at the end. Diaz recommends using two pins to anchor it in a criss-cross shape, which ensures it doesn't slip out when you're out with friends.
4. Half-Up Halo Braid
A half-up braid with some volume at the crown looks polished and romantic—aka perfect for a wedding or a dinner date. No sweat, it's fairly basic. Beginning at your natural part, braid a small plait, pinning in flowers (like the white trachelium) as you work your way towards the back. Then, use your fingers to gently tousle your hair at the crown. "Your hands are the best tools you can use," says Diaz, and it's especially true when you're going for a natural, laidback look.
5. Half-Up Daisy Braid
If you really want to commit, go all-in on those florals with a few different blooms. This half-up braid is similar to the half-up halo braid, but with flowers to spare. Four classic daisies pinned in the back take it to the next level, while two gerbera daisies secured at one ear keep it from looking too perfect. Together, they guarantee that your hair looks gorgeous from every angle.
This post is sponsored by Daisy Marc Jacobs.
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