How to get Dolce & Gabbana’s divine flower crowned up do

Spring and flowers go together like a perfect couple. For their spring / summer 2014 show, Dolce and Gabbana showcased a sweet, romantic and not to mention flowery hairstyle together with their head-turning collection.

Two things make up this gorgeous look that Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau created: flowers and braids. Keeping up with the braid hair trend, this look is a classic fit for the modern woman who loves romance. Read on after the break on how you can recreate this spring 2014 hairstyle.

flower crown updo hairstyle

How to: Dolce & Gabbana’s flower crowned up do

flower crowned braid

Prep damp hair by applying on some volumizing mousse or spray to give your hair the texture it needs. For the D&G show Redken Guts 10 Root Targeted Volume Spray Foam was used.
Dry your hair using a blow dryer and a diffuser. Create volume (especially in the hairline area) by using your fingers. Move them side to side while occasionally lifting the roots.
Curl the hairline or crown section of your hair with a ½ inch curling iron. This will give movement and volume to your hair.

flower crown hairstyle

For more texture, spray on dry shampoo like Redken’s Powder Refresh 01 and then separate the curls.
Create a center part and then separate the hair into two horizontal sections from ear to ear. You’ll end up with an upper and lower section.
First work on the top section: loosely gather this section and pin it on the occipital bone or middle of your head.

flower crowned braids

Next, take the lower section and then loosely braid it. Once you’ve done the braid, twist it into a chignon (make it lie flat) and then pin it in place at the nape, keeping the hair from the top section underneath so it looks like one seamless style.
For a softer, more romantic look, loosen strands in your hairline with your fingers.

flower crown hairstyle

Finish this look by adding the flowers. For the Dolce & Gabbana show the flowers were placed like a crown and wrapped around the braid but you can experiment with this part and play with the flowers. Just don’t forget to secure them with pins.

For another variation, Dolce & Gabbana also used strings of gold coins and embellished barrettes to create Grecian Goddess hairstyles. You can use pretty much any hair accessories, but the more classical and romantic the better.

gold coins accessory

This look is perfect for formal or special occasions – but you can easily also tone down on the flowers and you’re all set for any lovely spring day.

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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.