I have always been inspired by Frida Kahlo not only as an artist, woman, and true bohemian but also by her captivating style. Her style is even more captivating when you find all the meanings behind it. Her ribbon braided hair had many meanings behind it. 1st: Frida and Diego, became a driving force of the ‘Mexicanidad’ movement which sought to increase the status of Mexican culture and decrease the Spanish influence from Europe due to European influences such as Surrealism . She started to wear traditional Mexican costumes and braided her hair with ribbons, flowers and jewelry to identify with indigenous Mexican culture. 2nd: Femininity. Frida later cut her beautiful locks to rejected her femininity and express the pain she felt over the separation with Diego, shown in her Self Portrait with Braid.
This DIY is my ode to Frida; this is my version of feminine lace braids — a personal hairstyle favorite.
What you need:
- Lace strand long enough to braid two pigtails wrap around your head twice and tie in a bow
- Scissors to cut the ribbon
- Make sure your hair is semi damp for clean braids and less flyaways