Tired of the same-ol’ when it comes to creating a new and different look for your hair? Clips, feathers, flowers, chalking, headbands and scarves have been the go-to mainstream. Now there’s a newer, trendier look that’s catching on like wildfire and it’s called Hair Tapestry.
Hair Tapestry is a fresh and easy way to create something original and can add more interest to your Boho waves and end-of-summer styles.
The idea was originally inspired by traditional Andrean tapestries from Argentina but the colors, patterns and variations are limitless. Needlepoint, cross-stitching or embroidery thread is woven through a block of hair using a Tapestry Loom creating colorful and intricate patterns. Utilize your own hair strands, or if you want easy pop-in and take-out designs, try old or left-over clip-in hair weft extensions that are used as the needlepoint canvas. The hair extension technique allows you to preserve your design(s) much longer without any care or maintenance to the tapestry. If deciding to attach directly to your own hair, the design can last a week or so with proper care.
While achieving this may require some needlework mastery, you can give it a try with very simple and easy-to-find craft supplies. A colorful thread, needle, and a tapestry loom is all that is needed. Weaving the design is as simple as an “over and under” threading. Hide the knots behind the strands and weave in as many colors or patterns as wanted.
Colorful threads are a fantastic way of expressing your attitude without any long-term commitment. Going to a concert? Weave in some vivid shades. Attending a dressy party? Your hair deserves metallic thread that will be a sure hit by adding some bling and texture.
Whatever the occasion and look, this is a quick and easy way to have fun with your hair.
Change up the same-ol’ and show your creativity with Hair Tapestry!