The boho hair trick that gives new meaning to hair weaves

Aug 5, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Summer might be halfway over (cue our never-ending tears), but that means we still have half left... and plenty of time to try this new hair trick from One Direction's hair guru.

Lou Teasdale shared this snap on Instagram earlier this week and we fell in love immediately.


Stylist Alex Brownsell from Bleach London created the look for Dazed Magazine by weaving black and white thread along a random section of hair, along with a colorful heart. The rest of the model's brown hair was left textured with a small patch pulled into a perfectly messy updo to show off Brownsell's handiwork.

We're dying to try this out, but weren't exactly sure how to start. A quick search on Instagram gave us this step-by-step pictorial. All you need is an embroidery circle, some thicker, yarn-like thread and a knitting needle to get started. Then, let your creativity take over.


For us, the hair tapestry is all about creating an original look, so don't be afraid to try something different. We guarantee that your friends — and all of Instagram and Pinterest — will be dying to copy your look.

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