Happy Winter Solstice! Now is the time to drink mulled wine, laugh with loved ones, celebrate the sacred winter months where all appears to be quiet and dead, until you look a bit closer. It is time to set intentions and goals for the year.
I’m working on this goal setting myself, having reached some personal goals in the recent months. I admit that I feel a bit of inertia now, without a clear picture of what specifically to work towards. Sometimes the universe tells us in so many words to take a little break to honor the process.
Now is the time for wreaths of red berries around your head to adorn you and protect you. A simple twisted crown is perfect, with berries foraged from the alley and stuck into the crown by their stems. You will need some texture spray, a couple of bobby pins, and berries. If you are not familiar with twisting, and pinning twists, check out this video to help you.
From the Urban Foraging for Winter Hairstyles Series, I bring you the……
Solstice Berry Crown
Begin by flipping your hair upside down and spritzing it with your texture spray.
3. Continue the twist around the other side, gathering all the hair into the twist as you go.
4. and 5. Once you reach the other side, and all the hair has been twisted in, continue twisting down the free end as you wrap the end around the top, continuing the crown.
6. Tuck the very end into the twist, and pin it into place. Add a couple more pins around the twist discreetly, where it feels loose.
7 and 8. Gently pull out on the twisted crown to loosen it up. It doesn’t need to be tight.
Now stick in your berries, a small clump at a time, stem first. Add in a couple of leaves too:)