Category: Wedding hair styles

DIYDIY Beaded Headpiece


diy beaded headpiece

DIY Beaded Headpiece: Tired of your tiara? Try an elegant beaded crown instead for your upcoming prom or wedding. Nothing could be more feminine and Bohemian all at once!


Soft tape measure

18 gauge wire

24 gauge wire

Freshwater pearls

Rhinestone beads


Fresh flowers of your choice

Step 1: Using the soft tape measure, measure the circumference of your head where you would like the headpiece to lay. (Ours is based on a 24″ measurement.)

Step 2: Using the 18 gauge wire, measure three times your head measurement (ours was 72″ long) and clip from spool. Wrap this length of wire around itself to create an oval (three wires thick) the size of your head. To secure the ends, twist the last 1/2″ tightly around the loop twice, and clip off any excess.

Step 3: Decide your bead pattern in advance and lay them out. Measure a piece of the 24 gauge wire twice as long as your head measurement (ours was 48″ long). To get started, twist one end of the 24 gauge wire 2-3 times around your wire oval.

Step 4: Twine the thin wire around the oval until you get to where you want to place your first bead. Thread the bead on the wire and secure it by looping the thin wire tightly against the side of the bead. Continue beading, leaving as much or as little space between beads as you’d like.

Step 5: When you get to the end, wrap the wire tightly three times, and clip off the excess.

Step 6: Add fresh flowers of your choice by pinning them in your hair, or wiring them to the headpiece.

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BeautyFairytale Hair: Amanda Seyfried’s Romantic Hairstyle from Letters to Juliet

It’s no secret that I’m a huge nerd for both chick flicks and anything Shakespeare, so you can imagine my delight when I found Letters to Juliet for a buck at the Red Box last night. 
If you haven’t seen it (remedy this if you haven’t), here’s a synopsis from IMDB:
An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered “letter to Juliet” — one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover’s Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the “secretaries of Juliet” — and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.
So, of course I’m hooked. 
As I watched, however, I got even more hooked — not because of the ridiculously amazing scenery or the sultry Italian accents — but because of Amanda Seyfried‘s hair. In almost every scene, she has a new, adorable ‘do that I just loved. She had cute front twists and adorable ponytails in almost every single scene. Wish I had a live-in stylist!
My absolute favorite look, however, was from one of the last scenes at the end. (I can’t tell you what scene or it will ruin the ending!) Take a look at this incredibly romantic style:
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How enchanting is this?!?
Here’s what’s going on. First, she’s curled her hair into soft, loose waves. I’d recommend about 2 inch barrel curling iron to eliminate any poodle princesses.
After that, she’s parted her hair in the middle, swooped it back and braided it away from her face on each side. The ends of the braid are wrapped around themselves in a loose knot and pinned at the back of her head. Cake, right?
If you’d like to try this at home, check out this tutorial:

The best thing about this look is that you can wear it to work, out on a date, or to a fantastic holiday party. If you want to go all out and copy Amanda’s beautiful look, you can always pair this hairstyle with a fabulous party dress from!

So, girls, tell me: what are you favorite movie hairstyles?