Forget flower crowns, Instagram is now obsessed with mermaid crowns
Flower crowns are nice but now Instagram is all about mermaid crowns
Flower crowns? Yeah, they're nice and everything. But they're a bit 'beginning-of-summer' now.
So if you're after some head-wear that's a bit more 'smack-bang-in-the-middle-of-summer' then mermaid crowns are for you.
While flower crowns remind us of May, when the days are getting warmer and we can sit on the playing fields making daisy chains, mermaid crowns are much more beach-ready.
And luckily, Instagram is OBSESSED with them. Aren't they stunning?
The shell-encrusted beauties are the brain-child of Chelsea Shiels, a 27-year-old florist from Melbourne, Australia.
She told Cosmopolitan.com how she came up with the idea.
She said: "I've always wanted to be Ariel, under the sea.
"I'm a real beach bum. That was where my obsession with the sea and shells came from."
Chelsea kept her mermaid crown making hobby private for a while, but has recently launched them on IG.
She added: "I thought people would think it was dumb to put shells on your head."
But now she has given her designs to the world. And the world LOVES them.
Her business has taken off massively and Chelsea has people from all over the globe ordering the crowns for special events.
They take a bit longer than a flower crown to make, obvs, and Chelsea says each one is totally unique.
She said: "I wing it with every single one.
"I never have a vision in my head before I start. I get inspiration from each different shell that I use and the colours and the contrast. It comes to me as I make it."
Finally, the perfect accessory for our mermaid hair goals.
You can find details of how to get your own mermaid crown in Chelsea's Etsy shop.