Summer time is flower time: And what could be nicer than wearing a headdress with flowers or beautiful braided hairstyles with flowers in your hair? That's why you'll find everything you need to know about flower wreaths and matching hairstyles here. Plus: How to make a wreath of real flowers yourself and the perfect bridal hairstyle.
Flower wreath hairstyles: everything you need to know
Whether it's a rose arrangement, exotic Hawaiian flower wreath, dried flower wreath (currently the trend!), or a romantic headband for the wedding: Flowers in the hair always look pretty and make every hairstyle and every outfit immediately playful and with a hint of boho. There are different ways to integrate flowers into the hairstyle. The exotic Hawaiian flower wreath, for example, is perfect for festivals and holiday flirt, a boho flower wreath made of mixed flowers and eucalyptus to put on for a bachelor party or party, and braided hairstyles with individual rose petals in pink or white, for example, look particularly beautiful for weddings.
Here you will find the right hairstyle with flowers or the right flower wreath for every occasion and every hair type. We also tell you how to make a flower wreath, hairband, and vintage comb yourself, where to order the most beautiful flower wreaths and other floral jewelry, and how to braid a quick wreath to combine it with flowers.
We love braided hairstyles (by the way, these are the most beautiful braided hairstyles of 2022). But even more beautiful than braiding alone are artistic braids that are combined with flowers.
A braided wreath in the French or Dutch version, into which individual flowers are stuck, looks particularly pretty. In combination with flowers, a beautiful hair wreath is created.
Even a simple bun, half bun, or half hair - in which flowers are tucked - immediately looks like more. You can either slide individual flowers under the ponytail or make a hair comb with flowers. Simply buy a hair comb and attach individual flowers to the comb with floral wire. Then push the comb into your hair. Even a hairband can be spiced up so easily. By the way: Which flowers you choose as a hair accessory is actually secondary. With artistic bun or chignon hairstyles, which the bride often wears at the wedding, both small filigree little flowers with white and pink blossoms look pretty, as well as white roses or peonies (for example in combination with a veil).
Tip: The ultimate flower freshness kick
The wreath of flowers or the floral arrangement is hardly finished when the first leaves are already hanging limp? There is a trick to counteract this! Just mist the wreath with hairspray just before setting it in place. The varnish contained seals the blossoms and they look fresher for longer - so a flower wreath lasts for an entire wedding and there is no rude awakening for the bride.
Your motto is: More is better than less. Then you definitely love pompous wreaths of flowers - preferably made of fresh flowers. These hair wreaths are tied with wire and simply placed on the head. They go perfectly with open hair and loose buns.
Tip: You should be careful with the combination of braided hairstyle and wreath because with a complex braided hairstyle and a very large wreath of flowers it quickly looks overloaded. By the way, a flower hair accessory in the form of a headband looks cute with loose hair or even with little girls. This is similar in design to a wreath of flowers, only without the ribbon to close at the back. To create a harmonious floral wreath, you should choose flowers from one color family. As a bride, beige and white tones with delicate pink determine the color selection...
...for festivals & Co., the motto is the more colorful, the better.
Of course, some foliage is always great (like in a bouquet, for example, eucalyptus) to ensure optical density and harmony. Tip: If you don't have any fresh flowers in your garden, it's best to get fresh flowers from the florist in the morning. Below you will find simple instructions in pictures to make a flower wreath yourself. Together with the online flower shop Bloomon, we have created step-by-step instructions for the perfect flower wreath. Which utensils do you need for the hair jewelry plus all the steps:
What you need for the flower wreath:
For the basic structure of the flower wreath, first, wrap the thick plant wire completely with the florist's tape. Bend the wire so that it covers about 75 percent of the circumference of your head, and then form the two ends of the wire into small eyelets.
Use scissors to trim the stems of the more delicate flowers (such as daisies or freesias) to about 5cm and use the thin wire to tie several flowers together into a mini bouquet. It is best to also wrap the stems with adhesive tape - this way there is no risk of individual flowers falling out later.
Larger flowers, such as carnations or germini, can be made more stable with the so-called hairpin technique before you fix them to the wreath. To do this, take the medium-thick wire and push it through the stem from below until it comes out again at the top. Then bend the top end into a small eyelet and slide it back down until it disappears into the flower.
Alternatively, for sturdier, heavy flowers, insert the wire horizontally into the calyx...
...and then bend both ends down.
Also wrap the new, artificial stem with tape.
Now you have all the preparations behind you and can finally start tying your Flower Crown. It is best to start at the back of the crown and attach the flowers there with wire. Make sure the flowers are all facing the same direction - either forward or backward - and place them relatively close together along the wire.
A little professional tip: tie smaller bouquets or flowers along the back and sides. Save larger elements for the front part - this way your floral wreath will look more opulent and make a lot more impression.
When you have finished tying the flowers, all you have to do is pull the desired ribbon through the two eyelets of the basic structure and tie it in a bow.
The homemade flower wreath is ready! By the way, he looks particularly great with a pretty braided hairstyle. Finally, one last tip: Since flowers cannot survive very long without water, it is best to wait until the day you want to wear the flower wreath. If this is not possible, simply store the wreath of flowers in the refrigerator - it will stay fresh there for up to 48 hours.
Your hair wreath should last longer than 48 hours, but still, look classy. How about a wreath of dried flowers that are all the rage at the moment (also great for weddings)?
Super: You can use the dried flowers as a decoration first. If you then swap them out or the styles become brittle, they are still perfect for conjuring up a wreath of flowers. The procedure is similar to that of the flower wreath with fresh flowers.
What you need for the vintage dried flower wreath:
First, put the band around your head to determine the right length. Then put it on the table and arrange flower by flower.
First, remove the stems from the flowers. Then glue the flowers to the desired location and let the glue dry.
Overlap the buds so that any leftovers discreetly disappear from the stems. Alternate smaller flowers with larger ones to fill in gaps in the wreath. You can also stick it on individual leaves or small grasses. The beautiful dried flower hair wreath is ready.
If you are in a hurry, you can simply get a hair wreath made of artificial flowers or a headband made of artificial flowers. With good quality, these now look almost real and have the decisive advantage that they do not wither and can be used again and again. This artificial hair wreath is also placed on the head like the flower wreath with fresh flowers. The flower wreath with artificial flowers goes perfectly with buns, braided wreaths, or open or half-open hair, for example. You can order hair accessories such as pretty flower wreaths, but also flower hair combs and flower headbands, for example at www.weareflowergirls.com or at www.fleuriscoeur.com. On request, they can also make custom-made hair accessories for the wedding - at prices around 70 euros per wreath plus shipping. Here you can also be sure that the jewelry is guaranteed to last the entire "most important day of your life". You can also get cheaper products from 10 euros on Amazon - but often not deceptively real. But such cheap hair accessories are perfect for parties or festivals because they are not delicate.