There is a new hair trend hitting all the social media outlets, and it’s an absolutely stunning work of art.
Who doesn’t like roses? Now, there’s a beautiful hair style that transforms your lovely locks into a blooming rose.
Conceived by Alison Valsamis, a hairstylist based in Fairfield, Connecticut, the ultimate spring-themed updo may look way too complex and difficult to achieve at home.
This pastel-toned, intricately braided rose-inspired hairstyle is possible the prettiest up ‘do we’ve ever seen – and despite it looking incredibly complicated, its creator has given a few tips on how you can recreate the look at home.
“To create these roses, I start with a small 3-strand braid rolled up to serve as the centermost part,” she told the fashion and beauty site. “Next, I alternate between standard fishtails and Dutch fishtails pulled apart to create depth. I finish with a Dutch 3-strand braid only pulled out on the outermost side to create the large petal feel of a rose in bloom.”
Broken down like that, along with a whole slew of Instagram posts of her flower-inspired hairstyles to guide you along the way, you might feel like you’re ready to try your hand at it yourself.
She also added that it’s important to work with small sections and braids to create multiple layers of depth and to be sure to always pull apart your braids from the top to the bottom, right to left. To prep the hair, she used a light gel to prevent flyaways plus a bit of texturising spray.
Now, if a pretty pink style isn’t quite up your alley, that doesn’t mean you can’t still rock the rose updo. What’s more, you don’t even have to always pull it all the way up into a full formal look, you can actually use her same process for creating the rose, only using less hair to do so, to create everything from rose space buns and half-up roses, to rose-accented messy fishtails and re-imagined flower crowns.
Hairstyles inspired by Valsamis’s work are now popping up all over Instagram, and we’re predicting it could become a serious bridal trend for 2020.
Allison’s website says that “in 2017, Alison was named one of Modern Salon’s Top 100 Game Changers and Influencers and was nominated a Behind the Chair One Shot Award for Waves and Curls Shot of the year. In 2018 she styled the cover of Modern Salon’s August issue and won the BTC One Shot Award for Upstyle of the Year.
She has spent the last 2 years traveling nationally and abroad teaching long hairdressing and bridal and braiding workshops.”