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Floral Headbands! 

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Both little girls and big girls enjoy making fresh flower crowns by stringing daisiesroses, lilies or other floral options together. The best time to craft a fresh floral headband from Mother Nature is during Spring and Summer when fresh blooms are most plentiful. The upside of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) floral headbands is they’re free, courtesy of Mother Nature.

The downside? The flowers become limp and wilted. Floral headbands, wreaths and related hair accessories, whether DIY, or made with silk blooms, never ever go out of style. They’ve been a favorite of royalty, celebrities, brides and their attendants since the beginning of time.

Beautiful flower adorned hairbands, wreaths or individual floral accessories can often been seen decorating the tresses of many lovely ladies at weddings, Summer parties, picnics and and a variety of dressy events. Headbands with floral prints or designs are also very popular during the hot months of the year.

Floral Headband Or Wreath

A wreath is defined as an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs or various materials which are constructed to resemble a ring. Headbands are defined as an accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes.

Whereas wreaths are a full circle, headbands tend to form a horseshoe shape. Bandeau style headbands are a soft version of a wreath.

Wreaths were originally made for use with pagan rituals in Europe, and were associated with the changing seasons and fertility. Christianity accepted the symbolism of the wreath based upon its Roman association with honor and moral virtue.

Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit’s Floral Headbands

Famed Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) immortalized as The Girl In The Velvet Swing was fond of wearing an array of flowers in her long lush hair.  Her floral decorations included floral wreaths and headbands.

Evelyn’s floral hair accessories created from fresh blooms were affixed to both wreaths and horseshoe shaped headbands.

A wreath may be used as a headdress made from leaves, flowers and branches. It’s typically worn in festive occasions and on holy days. During the Middle Ages, Christian art featured depictions of the Virgin Mary and various saints crowned with wreaths.

This is similar to figures from Roman and Greek mythology who were depicted wearing wreaths, such as Roman and Greek rulers and heroes. Ancient Etruscan wreaths were often interwoven with ivy leaves and/or berries, a satyr’s head at either end. The wreaths might also include a variety of flowers.

Four Great Hairstyles To Showcase Floral Headbands

Whether you opt for a floral wreath or headband or prefer to select just one large floral hairpiece, listed below are some great hairstyles to pair with your favorite floral headbands or wreaths:

1.  Braids, like floral headbands and wreaths, never go out of style. Pairing a gorgeous floral wreath or headband with a long three strand braid is a big win. Whether your hair is long enough to braid or not, you can also go with a temporary clip-in plait.

Position the floral headband or wreath adjacent to your hairline and allow the braid to flow softly down around one shoulder. Optionally you can pull all of your hair into a long ponytail and braid it down your back.

2.  Ballerina buns look spectacular when framed by a stunning floral headband or wreath. Position the ballerina bun in the middle of your head between your hairline and crown. Utilize the floral headband or wreath to frame the always popular bun.

3.  Nape knot or chignons can be positioned halfway between the crown and the nape of the neck and showcased with floral hair headbands, wreaths or related hair accessories. Taylor Swift showcased a gorgeous nape hair knot adorned with an oversize silk flower on the Red Carpet.

Layering flower clipsbarrettes and bobbies with your floral headbands or wreaths is also an option.

4.  Deconstructed beehive buns complete with long loss tendril strands which flow around the face and neck are perfect for pairing with a floral headband or wreath.

Position the floral headband or wreath at the base of the hair bump and use your fingers to pull random our a few random strands.

Summary – Floral Headbands

The hairstyle options are endless for pairing with gorgeous floral headbands or wreaths. Experiment with a wide range of braids, ponytails, buns, twists and chignons to adorn with floral headbands and wreaths. If you prefer, you can make your own headbands or go with a beautiful silk version.

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