For the third installment of my mini Retro Hair Essentials series, we are alas at the best part, the finishing touches! Hopefully by now you may have checked out Lauren Rennell's Vintage Hairstyling as featured in my second Retro Hair Essentials installment. At the end of the book she goes over the various accessories to use to add that little bit extra to complete a vintage hair style. Everything under the sun including scarves, snoods, ribbon, bows, bands, combs and of course, flowers.
While there are several vendors and crafts people in shops, on Etsy and online in general, I have fallen in love with one amazing shop- Belle Blossoms. Shopkeeper/designer Heather was enouraged to open up shop and go into the industry of making vintage-inspired hair accessories by her long-time friend Ashley aka Lisa Freemont Street.
|Lisa Freemont Street wearing the Norma Orchid|
Lisa Freemont Street not only provided me with an introduction to Vintage Hairstyling, she also hooked me to the Belle Blossoms shop. After watching a few product reviews of the lovely flowers for sale on the site, I knew it was a purchase I wanted to make. But the question was, where to start? You'll see below all the options/styles/colours there are to choose from.
|Lovely shop owner Heather wearing the Large Dahlia|
Clips are attached to the flower in such a way to make they comfortable to wear. No pulling, catching hair; the clip goes on and off smoothly to keep your hairstyle perfectly intact. After spending (sometimes) hours perfecting a look, this is key.
|Green Delphinium Blossom Side Combs|