“Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”, as Scott McKenzie once sang in the psychedelic pop hit, San Francisco.
Why? Because flowers add a dash of elegance, a sprinkle of charm, and that sprig of splendour you desire.
Instead of thinking of flowers as just another bouquet of roses on Valentine’s Day or a lonely vase in the corner of the room, give it a fresh spin and weave it into your hair as your very own unique style. Go from casual boho-chic to glamour wedding as you wander into a garden of possibilities that boosts your natural beauty.
Here are some looks you can fashion out of the creative use of fresh and preserved flowers.
If you’re not big on extravagance and tend to shy away from flashy looks, then incorporating small flowers with this dainty hairstyle is perfect.
Recreate this look with little twirls of fine Baby’s Breath into your braids, and you’ll instantly get fairy woodland spring vibes. These tiny white gems magically brighten up your mood and are easy to get even as one of the most popular preserved flowers in Singapore.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the steadiest of hands. Feel free to randomly slot the stems of Baby’s Breath into your hair because a little messiness gives it added dimension.
Throw in a pop of colour with some mini purple Sea Lavenders to add the right amount of subtle sweetness and voila. Your effortless transformation into a natural beauty is complete.
This look is perfect for weddings and can easily complement your bridal bouquet. Or have your hair down and interlace the tiny flowers into a simple plait to add some oomph to your casual everyday look.
For the busy ladies with not enough time to spare, here’s a quick DIY hack for a formal updo that doesn’t require a huge blowout, nasty hot curling irons, or a time-consuming 3-hour appointment at the hair salon.
All you need is one simple rubber headband and a handful of white roses, and you’re good to go. Twist your hair and tuck them under the headband into a pretty feminine loose bun, then add two more twisted locks from the sides and intertwine them on either side beneath your crown. For the finishing touch, add a few fresh roses or even dried preserved flowers to complete the look.
This style is excellent for special occasions like your friend’s afternoon wedding affair or your pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore. And for non-bridal events, you can go for pink or red roses to bring a hint of romanticism into your hairstyle.
The best part of it all? This style introduces the fresh alluring scent of roses that endows you with nature’s best floral perfume.
Prefer to let your hair down? Go with a vibrant DIY floral head wreath that unabashedly flaunts your personality.
The best types of flowers that work in a flower hairband are those with large fluffy petals that highlight and accentuate your most feminine side. Think Peonies, Eustomas, or even the classic Rose. You can keep it elegant with just a few of these open blooms, or you can also weave in some buds and brightly coloured small flowers to add a little more texture.
The secret to making natural-looking flower headbands? Space out flower bunches with leafy greens like eucalyptus leaves and leather ferns. Once you’re done crafting your floral wreath, all that’s left is to adorn your crown to achieve the coveted garden nymph look.
Shine proudly with Singapore’s national flower: the Orchid. A local blossom of absolute grace and exotic flair, dazzle others with this fresh and uniquely SG addition to your low bun.
Pro tip: enhance the distinct curves of the Orchid by adding wavy curls and loose textures into your hair.
Ideal for an afternoon stroll along the Botanical Gardens, with your hair comfortably pulled back even in Singapore’s hot, humid weather. This exquisite style is bound to earn you some envious looks on the streets.
Flowers are versatile hair accessories you can add to personalize and zhoosh up any hairdo. The possibilities are endless, and it’s all up to your imagination. Whether it's simple flower hair clips or extravagant hairstyles to match your wedding bouquet, flaunt your natural beauty and stride tall with perfect confidence in your style.