Monday, March 21, 2016

DIY 5 minutes Frida hair style (and finding my own Diego)

After last week's post I have received nothing but love and best wishes in this new endeavor that I'm starting and deep in my heart I have the feeling that even when I'm totally capable to achieve my dreams by my own I'd probably wouldn't feel so empowered without the immense support that I've received from my loved ones, specially my other half (insert corny emoji here)

I've been a doer my whole life but I've also been in a lot of situations where I have felt that my horses have been told to hold on and calm down, instead of been pushed to go forward and it has been refreshing to find someone as crazy as I am who encourage me to go and fulfill dreams no matter how far they seem.

Coincidentally I was reading about Frida Kahlo last week, I would have never imagine her doubting her immense talent, it seems that we owe Diego Rivera a lot as he was the one that pushed her out of her hidden corner, to take the risk to go out and to become the legend that we all know now.

With all those thoughts in mind I decided 2 things:
1) That I'd take some time to learn more about Diego and found this great link to get started on Rivera's bio, a selection of his works, exclusive articles, as well as up-to-date Rivera exhibition listings.
2) That I'd create an easy project to pay homage to Frida and all those strong women that inspire us to follow our dreams (defeating all constraints) and the caring men that walk right next to them.

DIY 5 minutes Frida hair style

Supplies needed:
  1. Flowers (any kind you like)
  2. Bobby pins
  3. Small Hair Rubber bands 
  4. Scissors 

I started by cutting the flower stalks no longer than 1 inch (2.5 cm), once cut I placed each flower in the middle of a bobby pin

I separated my hair in two sections that I braided, I pulled each braid to the center and secured with bobby pins.
If your hair is long just cross the braids and secure by the ends.
If your hair is short don't worry if the braid  doesn't reach the top of your head as the flowers will cover it.

Starting from the center insert flowers to the top of your head securing them with the bobby pins, continue adding flowers until you are satisfied with the result.

And voilĂ !

I can assure you that this is one of those projects that are as easy to do as they look in the pictures (won't make it to the Pinterest fail site) and is a very nice way to style your hair for a warm day, a party or to call a truce if you are having a bad hair day (we all have to deal with those)

And I must confess I'm a mess and braids are usually not part of my 2 minutes hair routine so if I was able to make it work you will certainly be able to create a very cool look, give it a try! (Would love to see some pictures)

Thanks for stopping by and happy first day of spring!