Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the battle of trends. In one corner we have rainbow hair (sand art-inspired, colombré, color blocked, you name it). In the other corner we have woven art. Both are reigning champs on Pinterest, and in a strange (but awesome) turn of events, the two have come together to form what just might be the coolest hair trend of the summer. Introducing: hair tapestries.
Offering a modern-day alternative to the hair wraps we used to beg for as kids, hair tapestries are exactly what they sound like – a teeny, tiny piece of woven art in your hair. We’ve spotted some super intricate versions of the look on Instagram via Australian hair stylist Tiffany Boris, but it’s also definitely a DIYable sort of look.
If you want to give this a whirl before your next festival, check out this video tutorial that shows you how to create the look. YouTuber Julia Bowden uses a small embroidery hoop, thread and embroidery needles. She first wets the hair and combs it so that the teeth separate it into small sections. She then attaches the hoop to the hair and simply uses a blunt needle to weave different colored threads in and out of the hair.
Hair tapestries are definitely a unique accessory, but they also provide a cool way to test the rainbow-haired waters. If you’re debating trying out something like sand art hair, this non-permanent solution could be the perfect way to see how you really feel about rocking a head full of color.
Would you ever try this trend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
(Photos via @tiffanydecaux)