The Headdress Workshop, floristry teacher

The Headdress Workshop

The Headdress Workshop

location_on Oakland, Oakland (Bay Area)

local_activity classes: Flower CrownFloristry

5.0 (7)

We are the design team at Mannequin Madness, a company that is been in the visual display industry for 20 years. In 2018 we started offering headdress classes on the mannequin heads we had in our warehouse. Our customers loved the idea of making art they could wear in 2 hours.

Our classes were so unique they were featured on ABClocalish.





Tiffany Li Dec 2023

I came here with my friends for my birthday and had so much fun! Judi and Aida were both welcoming and warm - they first walked through different design ideas for the floral crown and guided us through ideas as we started working through our crowns. It was very fun seeing what everyone came up with - a huge variety of styles and themes. We ended with a mini photoshoot of everyone in their crowns. It was definitely a memorable birthday with lots of laughter. Highly recommend this class!

Floristry class review by Tiffany Li - Oakland (Bay Area)

Sara Shadle Sep 2023

I’m so happy that I found the floral crown headdress workshop, run by Judi Henderson at her Mannequin Madness location in Oakland, Ca. It was a special day for me, since in my case, I was making the floral crown that I will be wearing at my beach wedding in October! I had looked online and couldn’t find exactly the colors and style I wanted, so this class was perfect for me! By making it myself, I could tie in the fall colors in the crown with the flowers that will be in my bouquet. It was extra special to have my daughter, Eve there with me to help, and it will be a wonderful wedding memory for us. Our teacher, Kyana was so nice; and so helpful every step of the way, especially in the beginning since we didn’t really know what we were doing! She assisted in getting us started, and when we needed something, she would good-naturedly call out, “I got you” and then come over to help. Materials were plentiful and it was fun being surrounded by the mannequins while we worked! I would definitely recommend this unique experience to any other brides and bridesmaids out there who would like to add a personal and creative touch to their wedding day attire, or for anyone else who wants to spend an afternoon creating something beautiful for any occasion. Many thanks to Judi and Kyana!

Floristry class review by Sara Shadle - Oakland (Bay Area)

Teacher's response

Thank you Sara for such a positive and very detailed review. It was an honor for us to be indirectly involved of your upcoming joyous celebration. We hope your flower crown - which is made of faux flowers - will be a keepsake you can treasure throughout your long and happy marriage.

Brenda Spriggs Jun 2022

The teacher was patient, knowledgeable and always available. The venue was perfect, colorful and contributed to the creative experience.
Supplies are plentiful and exciting.
I would do this again.

Susan Tieh May 2022

Judi and Pam were awesome, and my friends and I all loved this class! It was fantastic to do something different and creative, and we were all so happy with our headdresses.

Thea Gray May 2022

Teacher (both seasoned and trainee) were great---super supportive and sweet; the materials were awesome; and the venue was *much* nicer than I had anticipated for it being a warehouse---it was very comfortable, well-lit, and cheerful. My mom (who I'd brought for Mother's Day) and I both left being quite happy with our creations. I loved supporting a local (to me) Black-owned business, and I super appreciated that they required masks, what with another surge of COVID just beginning. And even tho I feel comfortable doing crafty stuff on my own at home, I am already looking forward to going back, and bringing a friend for her birthday.

Kyra McNicholas Mar 2022

I wanted to do something different to celebrate my birthday so a friend and I enrolled in this class. It was so much fun! The teachers were upbeat, personable and helpful, there were a million different materials to choose from and my friend and I both adore our creations. It was hands-on creativity and laughter from start to finish. I came in from San Rafael and my friend came in from Vallejo. The venue is super easy to access from the freeway. 100% worth the drive. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to do something really unique with friends.

Floristry class review by Kyra McNicholas - Oakland (Bay Area)

Cynthia Botello Sep 2021

The teacher was amazing! So supportive and helpful to bring out my creativity. So many pretty things to pick from to design. The environment was small but cozy and helped fuel my creativity. It’s a must try class!

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