Floral Headband Hair Tutorial

It has been too long since I shared a hair tutorial with you and I thank Maria Farrelly for photographing this easy peasy Floral Headband Hair Tutorial for us! Honestly it took me 5/10 minutes and it is something that would look amazing during the festive period! Please give it a go and share your selfies with us. ~ Kate 

What You Will Need

  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairspray
  • Back combing brush or comb
  • A floral headband of your choice. We used one from the Kate Petersen Collection.


I started by curling Charlie’s hair but you can do it from straight if you are in a hurry. The other little tip that I have for you is that I always make sure that my clients hair is clean. This is a very soft and romantic look and feel that clean hair works better. If you find that your hair is a little too slippery then a light mist of hairspray makes the world of difference.


Taking small sections of the hair, backcomb the hair to give it some volume. You can go as big as you like. Amy Winehouse eat your heart out!!


Brush over the backcombing and ensure its smooth. Add a little bit of hairspray to help hold it in place.

JZ0C8582JZ0C8584Place the floral headband like a halo on the head. You might need an extra set of hands to help get it in place.


Using your bobby pins to secure the hair in place, start folding and tucking the hair over the headband.


Keep going all the way round. keep tucking and pinning the hair until you can’t see any of the elastic band part. Remember that this is a really relaxed look so don’t worry if it is not perfect.

JZ0C8591JZ0C8594JZ0C8599JZ0C8607I left a little bit of hair out at the front round Charlie’s face but its up to you how much you want to leave. I know some people who would get so annoyed with anything left out and would insist that it was all back. Mist with some hairspray to keep it in place. With the miserable weather that we have been having you might need a little bit more than you would normally use.

JZ0C8614Ta Da!!!! How simple was that? It honestly took me about 5 minutes and I think it looks like you spent ages at the hairdressers!!


I think you will agree with me that it is very easy. It looks lovely with a beautiful sparkly headband and it works well for the bride and for bridesmaids. send us a photograph once you have tried it. Hope you are all getting into the Christmas spirit! ~ Kate

Lush List Vendor: Floral Fashion by Hilary’s Floral Design

Today we are joined by Charlotte, guest writer and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist from one of our fabulous Lush List vendors: Hilary’s Floral Design. Charlotte will be writing a series of posts on floral fashion, beginning today with wearable florals. Take it away Charlotte!


Floral Fashion

Wearable fresh flowers by Hilary’s Floral Design

At Hilary’s Floral Design we have seen an increase over the last couple of years, in the amount of Brides and female guests who are attending a wedding and would like a bespoke floral accessory, such as a necklace or hat created in fresh flowers

This unique and bold statement of fashion, not only smells beautiful, but looks incredibly beautiful too.

How do I wear flowers as a Bride?

Flowers are more adaptable and versatile than most people realise, and can be used in so many ways other than within your bridal bouquet. Many of our brides like to accessorise their look with a floral crown or hair slide which corresponds with the flowers within the bouquet. Other brides like to step up their look and have a floral body adornment created, which can be worn throughout the wedding day. Floral crownBody adornment.jpg Back of body necklace

One of our favourite looks at the moment at Hilary’s Floral Design is the floral parasol, which replaces the traditional bridal bouquet. The floral parasol is so unique and memorable and attracts so much attention.

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I’m a guest at a wedding, what can I wear in fresh flowers?

A firm favourite amongst most guests and especially with our Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom who are attending a wedding, are our floral fascinators and floral hats.

Many Mothers of the Bride and  Groom love to bring in their fascinators into us and we then add  fresh flowers and accessories which creates a beautiful new look for the day.

Floral hats are also a popular choice and are unique pieces of floral fashion, which can finish off the overall look to your outfit for the day.

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How can I wear floral jewellery?

At Hilary’s Floral Design we would recommend the best wear to floral jewellery would be as a floral necklace, floral earrings or rings.

Floral necklaces are the most popular and easiest item to wear to a wedding, as you can simply pop the necklace on and forget about it for the rest of the day. All items of floral jewellery can be created to correspond with your outfit or accessories to match or compliment perfectly.

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What flowers are best to use?

We would always recommend Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium and Dendrobium orchids first, as they are fantastic at lasting and look amazing throughout the day. Other flowers which work well are Ornithagalum (which are a small white daisy shaped flower) Spray rose buds, craspedia, germini, astrantia, hypericum berries, viburnum berries, ranunculus to name but a few.

Any flower that has a relatively flat base, hard or firm exterior, of petals that retain moisture normally works well when creating floral items such as hats, fascinators or Jewellery items.


Standing out from the crowd

We all like to look our very best when attending a wedding, and what better way than to do this, than by having something made for you that is bespoke and uniquely made out of fresh flowers  by one of our very talented florists at Hilary’s Floral Design.

So if you are planning your wedding day or are attending a wedding day soon, pop in and see us soon.


Charlotte Cooke

of Hilary’s Floral Design

01873 853086