In the depths of winter, a crown of lavish flowers can give you just enough of the feeling of spring to keep you going till the vernal equinox. Oversized and monochromatic, roses add height and soft glamour. The ancient symbol of love brings feminine charm to any outfit and is especially romantic for a valentines look; whether you’re hanging out with your girlfriends or planning an intimate rendezvous, a ring of roses is the perfect adornment. The curved lines of multilayered petals soften features and de-emphasize sharp jaws. The added height elongates and lifts the gaze toward the face, focusing attention on the features. These big blossoms look great with both diaphanous dresses and chunky sweaters, so you can wear them on balmy days and chilly ones. Click for tips on wearing these natural frills. –– Laura Martin 

Step: Whimsical curls or waves complement ruffled petals beautifully. Style hair with a round brush or curling wand before adding your blooms.

Step: Tightly packed blossoms work best, creating an interesting layered texture. Pin a few flowers together on one side, or wear a headband adorned with blooms.

Step: For a Victorian feeling, pin hair into a high French twist or knot. Use an abundance of florets for an air of extravagance.

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted.


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