Braided roses are the hot new hair trend for summer… and they’re SO pretty

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Braided roses are the hot new hair trend for summer… and they’re SO pretty

FLOWER crowns have become the obligatory festival headwear – but there’s a blooming lovely new hairstyle set to dominate the summer. Braided roses were created by Alison Valsamus, a stylist based in Connecticut, US, and they’re a fresh, modern uptake on the updo. ??Garden Trellis ?? this one has been in my brain a while. And today the sun is shining and I had the chance to sit down with my favorite wig and some new products. Styled using @biolage Agave Nectar Control Gel and Texturing Styling Spray Wig: @uniwigs . . . . . #behindthechair #btconeshot_braids18 #btconeshot_upstyling18 #loveisinthehaircontest #oneshotbox #liveraw A post shared by CT Blondes And Braids ? (@braidedandblonde) on Apr 5, 2018 at 9:53am PDT Alison has shared snaps of the floral-inspired trend on her Instagram page, which has more than 12,000 followers. She braids mini roses into chic half-up half-down styles, and has turned one model’s candyfloss pink locks into a giant flower. “To create these roses, I start with a small 3-strand braid rolled up to serve as the centermost part,” Alison told Allure . “Next, I alternate between standard fishtails and Dutch fishtails pulled apart to create depth. Just over here waiting for Spring… ????????? Who’s with me?? . @uniwigs . . . . . . . . . #behindthechair #btconeshot_upstyling18 #btconeshot_braids18 #btconeshot_festival18 #loveisinthehaircontest #oneshotbox A post shared by CT Blondes And Braids ? (@braidedandblonde) on Mar 22, 2018 at 7:36pm PDT Braided Flower Crown ? ? Inspired by the amazing @alexandralee1016 and @annette_updo_artist Styled on my @uniwigs . . . . . . #btconeshot_festival18 #btconeshot_braids18 #behindthechair @behindthechair_com A post shared by CT Blondes And Braids ? (@braidedandblonde) on Mar 6, 2018 at 1:28pm PST Side view of yesterday’s creation. My BFF told me it reminds her of a peony. Which happens to be my favorite flower. Peep the little side detail (I’m obsessed with it) What does this updo look like to you?? Let me know in the comments…. . . . . . . . #behindthechair #btconeshot_braids18 #btconeshot_upstyling18 @behindthechair_com @uniwigs #loveisinthehaircontest #oneshotbox A post shared by CT Blondes And Braids ? (@braidedandblonde) on Mar 19, 2018 at 5:44am PDT “I finish with a Dutch three-strand braid only pulled out on the outermost side to create the large petal feel of a rose in bloom.” Alison, who shares tutorials on social media, advises working with small sections and braids to make sure you create multiple layers of depth. She uses a light gel to prevent flyaways while braiding, as well as a texture spray before pulling apart. ?PRESS PLAY and SOUND ON ? I’ve gotten so many requests for a tutorial on my hair rose detail. Forgive my video skills… I’m a total newb ? Notice that I am alternating between standard and dutch techniques to create the 3 dimensional feel of a real flower ?? I hope you guys enjoy this. Let me know if you’d like me to film more!! #braidedandblonde @braidedandblonde A post shared by CT Blondes And Braids […]