Guys, it's April, and I'm somehow still wearing cable-knit sweaters, jeans, and a beanie to work. By now, I should be frolicking down the streets of New York City in a sundress and blinding tourists with my pale skin, but alas, Mother Nature has decided to curse us with more weeks of frigid weather. Needless to say, I'm craving some serious springtime vibes, and that's precisely why I'm so obsessed with braided rose hairstyles.
These gorgeous, floral-inspired looks are blooming all over the internet, and beauty fanatics are particularly obsessed with the creations of Connecticut-based hair guru Alison Valsamis. A master stylist and colourist, Alison has 14,000 Instagram followers who flock to her page to admire her jaw-dropping hair skills. In the past month or so, she started experimenting with braided rose hairstyles and wound up getting an insane amount of double-taps because, well, just look at this gorgeousness!
Now, before you sulk in self-doubt and mentally sort these rosy braids into a list of Pinterest-worthy hairstyles your fingers would never be capable of crafting, allow us to reassure you that they're actually pretty easy to re-create on your own.
After getting tons of inquiries from her Instagram followers, Alison shared a video tutorial for her braided roses, and it looks like something that even I — a certified braid novice — could master. Check out the how-to ahead, and keep reading to admire a handful of Alison's lovely creations. Something tells me that future brides will start pinning these on their "Wedding Hair Inspiration" Pinterest boards!