|The night before: wash your hair and plait it - lots!
You will need:
|Here Agnita sections the hair
half way, I did not do it anywhere near as much! I only needed
the very front in a small roll. I tried carefully to keep the middle
parting that is very commonly seen in the Florentine.
Spray the hair with the styling spray or hairspray and tease the front section.
Next, roll the front bits to the shape you want. Pin in place.
|Rather than make one plait at the back for a bun, I make two, as if I was going to tape my hair.
Each braid is placed vertically and wrapping across the top of the head to the other side. This can then be taped, tied with bows (Florentine loved bows) or just pinned.
Centre L: the small rolls from the top.
Left: One version that is tied with bows. This one has pearls wrapped.
|This final version has the plaits just pinned. Ornamentation is with 'faux' black pearls on a 'alice band' metal base (purchased)||Maria d'Medici by Bronzino - jewelry on a base. A very, very small roll. I can't seem to crack this one. Some other pics have the small bit falling in curls (great for a fringe)||This version has larger rolls and was worn with my version of the Maria d'Cosimo dress (right). I used black ties and a strand of pearls in front of the braids.||Maria d'Cosimo by Allori - what are those black things!