Is Hair Tapestry the Next Big Hair Trend?
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Ladies, it’s time to dust of the ‘ol ‘90s Rainbow Loom—thread-woven hair is officially a thing again, but with a chic new update.
Riffing off the rainbow and cool-girl texture trends that have emerged from festival street style, Bleach London, the salon behind the vivid shades and ultra-modern ‘dos of every Brit-It girl, is now offering hair tapestry, a signature service that’s taken off on Instagram since it first hit the internet last year.
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Summer is the season for music festivals and boho style. The music festivals have begun with a new hair trend, Hair Tapestry! What do you think? Will we see you this summer with the homespun hair vibe? 📷 Credits: Hair by @alexbrownsell for @missvogueuk Photographed by @oliverhadleepearch Model @immywaterhouse
Turning your strands into a needlepoint canvas, thread is woven through a block of hair using a tapestry loom, creating colorful, intricate patterns. The hairstylist behind the look is Alex Brownsell, pioneer of many out-of-the-box hair trends such as dip dye—an idea conjured up on a fashion shoot after Brownsell was inspired by traditional Andrean tapestry from Argentina.
For festivalgoers fatigued by flower crowns and politically-incorrect headdresses, hair tapestry is a decidedly fresh alternative. It boasts so much appeal, in fact, Bleach London has been hitting music festivals with Hairy Tepee outposts where women can get a quick tapestry treatment in between sets. Bonus points for the fact that it will almost definitely hold up for your head-banging session during Florence + the Machine.
While achieving the look requires some needlework mastery, you too can give it a try with colorful thread, needle, and a tapestry loom. For a tutorial, check out Dirty Looks’ step-by-step instruction.
Would you rock this in your hair?