19.05.2021

This hair fail is proof you should never stick a pen in your hair

There are certain things in life that completely terrify a beauty lover – dropping your favourite eyeshadow palette, Boots closing down before you’ve bought your beauty advent calendar, having your eyebrows shaved off after you’ve spent so long trying to grow them back to Cara Delevingne standards *shudder* – and having a hair emergency. If you’ve ever dyed your hair at home and it’s gone green or some other wacky colour, you’ll know exactly how this woman feels. Only, she didn’t dye her hair…

Canada hairdresser Kelly O’Leary-Woodford’s client definitely had a hair emergency when she came into her salon this week, and to make matters worse, it was a week before her wedding. A WEEK! The fear is real.


She wrote, “One week before my clients (sic) wedding, her pen that was in her ponytail burst. What number is this on your “worst ever” scale?!”

Cue the ‘something blue’ jokes…

Thankfully, Kelly was able to fix it with lightener in just ten minutes, but she called it “the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.” People in the comments were just as shocked. One said, “I have never seen that happen before!!” while another commented, “I can’t even how the hell does this happen to her before her wedding?”.

Let this serve as a warning: don’t ever store your pen in your hair.

Flower vases come many ways: tall and wide, small enough only to hold a single sprig, and everything which way between. The only catch is that they must be able to hold flowers. But recently, we’ve noticed an unexpected trend in how vases are designed and used, a loosening up if you will. In direct opposition to the tradition of cramming a whole bushel of stems into a narrow opening so that they stand upright, designers are creating vessels that look much more like cups – small at the bottom, wide at the top – and setting one or two flowers in them to spill over the side like an afterthought.

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The look, loose and lackadaisical, is appealing. Are uptight arrangements going to become a thing of the past? We’re all about that. But the idea that you need to purchase a vase in the shape of a cup just to get in on the trend is probably taking it a bit far. You already have cups on a shelf in the kitchen, do you not? Get one out, and fill it half full with water like the optimist you are. Now drop in a few flowers, weeds, or sprigs of basil – whatever you’ve got. This is the I-didn’t-try-but-wow-it-looks-good-style arrangement. Have a few cups that could work? Group them together in a little pod with the flowers at different heights.

A few pointers, should this feel easier said than done: Trim the stems enough so that the cup doesn’t topple over when you put them in it. It’s a balancing act! You can do it. On the flip side, don’t trim them so short that the flower part falls below the rim of the cup – that will look like a cup of flowers rather than a flower arrangement. Snip and dip, snip and dip, until you like what you’re looking at and it is standing up sturdily at the same time. Just maybe don’t set them on your bedside table, okay? Flower water doesn’t taste good at midnight.

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