Hippie Summer Hairstyles

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  1. Length

    • A prominent feature of the hippie movement was long hair. In opposition to society’s standards, which dictated short, well-groomed hairstyles for men and cropped bobs for women, both sexes grew their hair out long. While bangs were optional, most hippies opted to keep their hair simple, natural and all one length.

    Braids

    • In the 1960s, braids were used both as hairstyles and as styling devices. Long hair could be simply pulled back and secured into one braid or, for more creative looks, French braided or divided into braided pigtails. Another popular braided hairstyle was to braid a section at each temple and secure them at the back of the head to keep the hair off the face. Hippies also disliked using styling products and appliances. Instead, individuals with straight hair would braid their hair when wet and allow it to dry, creating loose waves when undone.

    Waves

    • Hippies often wore their long hair loose, flowing and wavy. As outlined previously, those with naturally straight hair could create wavy hairstyles easily, and without the use of styling products or heated appliances, by allowing wet hair to dry while braided. A single braid will suffice for very loose waves but, if tighter, smaller waves are desired, more braids are needed.

    Headbands

    • The hippies of the 1960s adopted headbands that, instead of securing hair away from the face, encircled the forehead. These headbands were often tied or secured with pins at the back of the head and allowed the fashionable long hair of the time to flow freely. Hippie headbands were often made of single strands of leather, braided leather or ribbons. Flowers were often tucked into headbands to add to the natural look of the hairstyle.

Lovin’ this handmade hippie hair barrette
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I prefer to wear mine long and natural with some wave especially in the heat and humidity of the summer.

Hippy Crafts on Pinterest

I don’t frequent Pinterest as much as I did over the holiday, I’m sure to start heading there now that spring has sprung and my garden beds are still empty. I love all the real cool eco gardening ideas, but I don’t know if I’m quite ready yet to have an herb garden on my bicycle.

ImageHippy Chick’s Nest on Pinterest here

Hippie love = Hangout Music Fest

If you’ve never heard of the Hangout Music Festival or just never had the chance to come down, this year is going to be another to remember. Last year Paul Simon top my list along with Michael Franti who can make you get up and dance on the worst of days or the hottest, the temperatures on the beach can reach into the mid 90′s but it hasn’t stopped this Hippy, I’m going back for my third year of fun, music and sun.

The line up for the sold out weekend is:

This is the only kind of stache you’ll find me with there. I’m pretty squeaky these days.

Their gift shop is crazy, so you just might catch this driving down the road on our peacemobile.

Happy Hippy Feet

I am totally into these shoes I came across on Etsy at The Mohop Shop they’re made out of sustainably sourced American hardwoods, recycled rubber,faux leathers and suedes, ribbons, so totally cool, the Mid Cherry Peeptoe RTW Shoes are so far my favorite and it totally makes me wish summer was around the corner!

Could I have said totally anymore times in this post.

Dream Catchers

Dream Catcher Lore:

Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

Via Etsy

go HERE

via Etsy

info via dream-catchers.org