The Prettiest Fall Hair Trend Has Hollywood In Bloom
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The Prettiest Fall Hair Trend Has Hollywood In Bloom

Refinery29 | Rachel Lubitz

There’s a story behind why iconic jazz artist Billie Holiday always wore those white flowers in her hair. The legend goes that before one of her shows, she burned part of her hair with curling tongs. One of her fellow performers, thinking fast, ran over to a nearby venue where they knew flowers were sold, snipped a few bright white gardenias, and slipped them into Holiday’s hair to cover the damage.

Holiday liked it so much that it became her signature, although it once proved to be quite dangerous. According to her biography, before a show at Carnegie Hall in 1948, she was sent a box of gardenias, some of which she secured to her head. What she didn’t know is that among those fragrant white blossoms was a hat pin. It cut into the side of her head during the show and made her pass out at the end of her third curtain call.

Flash forward 70 years, and Holiday’s signature is now not only a Hollywood trend, with stars like Emma Stone, Beyoncé, and Rihanna all sporting flowers in their hair to give an instant romantic touch to any look, but it’s even been worn by British royalty. Thankfully though, hairstylists have found a way to achieve this look without their clients bleeding from the scalp. From roses to wildflowers, see how the celebrities have made their hair look as if it’s in bloom, ahead.

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While in Fiji for her first royal tour, Meghan Markle stepped out with frangipani flowers tucked into her French twist. There was special meaning behind those particular blooms too, with frangipanis known to symbolize the lasting bond between a married couple.

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No stranger to wearing flowers in her hair, Evan Rachel Wood also took this look to the Emmys with hairstylist John D intertwining a colorful array of peonies, roses, and baby’s breath into her low chignon.

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It’s hard to make the hair as alluring and headline-making as the clothes at a fashion show, but hairstylist Odile Gilbert achieved this great feat at the spring 2019 Rodarte show at New York Fashion Week this September by weaving massive bouquets of various colored roses into each and every model’s hair.
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