When it comes to summer weddings, music festivals, and well, any other outdoor happenings, flower crowns have been the hair accessory du jour for quite a few years now. Sure, they’re pretty, but after reaching peek Instagram, they’ve kind of gotten a “been there, done that” rep.
Knowing this, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the time has finally come to toss those daisy-adorned crowns aside (or at least take a small hiatus from them), and try out the newest hair piece that’s more or less guaranteed to take over as the cutest, most social media-worthy accessory for summer 2016—mermaid crowns.
The trend all started with 27-year-old Chelsea Shiels, a Melbourne-based florist, who admits her inspiration comes from her love of both the beach and Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Cosmopolitan reports. Shiels began crafting mermaid crowns herself a few years ago, using seashells, pearls, gemstones and other ocean-obtained treasures, to create the intricate crowns that are clearly fit for any (mermaid) queen.
From elaborate and complicated, to elegant and simple, Shiels has created it all. Check out a few of her best examples, and click link to view the entire article and more picks from Glamour.com.