From the delightfully untamed baby’s breath crowns at Rodarte to Dolce & Gabbana’s vivid ornamental rose clusters…
the Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collections unleashed a new surge of flower fever—and there’s something for every bride“It’s important to create a balance where the floral arrangement blends with the hair and creates a feeling rather than something that is distracting,” says Kristen Shaw, celebrity hairstylist and owner of the Venice salon Cabin (shopthecabin.com). For a single, tucked embellishment that makes a statement, Shaw advises starting with a foundation of greens, such as sage and eucalyptus, and then adding one perennial, like a dahlia or peony, to a textured mane. “When beginning with clean hair, add a volume-building mousse or a sea-salt spray for some grit so your hair stays throughout the day and gives the floral pieces something to stick into.”
If your heart is set on a crown, florist Kelsey Harper of Matriarch (matriarchla.com) suggests choosing delicate blossoms: “If you are wearing it directly on the forehead, opt for softer florals, like small pieces of delphinium, so your skin doesn’t get irritated,” says Harper. “And be sure to spritz with a finishing spray to lock in moisture.”
Written by CAROLINE CAGNEY.
Photography courtesy of RODARTE.