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Summer Hair How-To: Style with Flowers Three Ways

Flower Hair Updo Tutorial Etsy Crown

Hairstyles strewn with fresh flowers are most often associated with weddings, but why shouldn’t you rock this look on a daily basis if you feel like it? There are so many ways to incorporate fresh or faux blooms into your daily look, from messy hippie-chic braids to elegant updos accented with a single blossom.

Fresh Flower Tips

Before we get started on the tutorials, here are some tips for using fresh flowers in your hair:
-Leave part of the stem attached to the flower so it’s easier to pin.
-Keep flowers in water until you’re ready to use them
-Don’t add blooms to your ‘do until you’ve totally finished styling – hairspray will cause them to wilt.

If you’d rather go with faux, you can find beautiful handmade flower crowns, barrettes, clips and other hair accents in virtually every color and flower type at Etsy.

Easy Romantic Scarf Updo with Flower

Flower Hair Updo Tutorial Scarf

It doesn’t get much easier than this: take a pretty scarf, roll your hair up in it and tuck in a flower. You can easily pin your bangs back and tuck them under the scarf for a sweet vintage look that takes very little effort. The full tutorial, with additional tips, is at Latest Hairstyles.

1960s French Twist with Flowers

Flower Hair Updo Tutorial 1960s

Inspired by the elegant 1960s looks of the television show Mad Men, this French twist works with a wide variety of hair types and lengths. The blog She Lets Her Hair Down makes it a bit more casual with the addition of summer flowers.

Braided Flower Updo Hair Tutorial

This romantic braided updo would be easier to achieve with another person helping, but as the video proves, it’s possible to DIY. Several rope braids are tucked up, rolled and securely pinned to hold them in place.

Bonus: Leaf Crown Tutorial
Flower Hair Updo Tutorial Leaf Crown

This leaf crown couldn’t be easier to make, and it can be incorporated into all kinds of hairstyles. You don’t require much more than a few leafy branches and a stapler. Get it at How To Hair Girl.

Top Photo: Noon on the Moon Flower Crown

Stephanie Rogers is a fashion- and beauty-obsessed freelance writer with an abiding love for kale and organic wine, living in Asheville, North Carolina.