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Head girl

It's official: hair accessories are no longer just for distracting from bad hair days. From diamante slogan slides to velvet, pearl studded head bands, headgear is now on heavy rotation in our everyday line-up and both catwalks and sidewalks are in agreement. Here’s a round-up of some faves we've spotted recently.

Bejwelled barrettes aplenty are the flavour of the season. No longer reserved just for an evening look, they now bring magic and dazzle to everyday life. Scoop up sparkling grips and clips densely studded with diamante and pearl detail and adorn your head generously. Apply on both sides, towards the back or by decorating little braids as part of a unique multi-part updo. Remember, more is more! For a bag on trend alternative, you can play with diamante encrusted wordy hair clips. This seasons catwalks saw barrettes proclaiming sentiments such as, “BAD” and “DREAM”, along with names of cities like “LONDON” and “TOKYO.” If you’re prepared to delve deeper into your pockets and aboard the logo-mania bandwagon of 2019, opt for golden clips that spell, ‘RODARTE’, or pearlized grips that weave the word, ‘CHANEL’.

Headbands continue to make headway as they trickle into the new season from the last. The fashionable way to wear a headband is unfortunately also the least useful one; plotted right on top of your head, making room for an inch and a half of centre parted hair, as the fall 2019 hair accessory trends dictate. Continue to twinkle with velvet bands of jewels, pearls and swaths of silk knots in rich colours, reminiscent of turbans. And again, that’s just the daytime look. By night, you can dress up in glittering, festooned looped headbands that will remind you of a tiara. For a more stripped back version, opt for simple, wide black hairbands, still every bit as chic and very, ‘Audrey Hepburn’.

Scarves as headgear is nothing new, but this winter its huge. Colourful, abstract prints in rich colours and logo adorned neck scarves secured around pony-tails or made into headbands can bring an ensemble of black clothes to life. To add the look to a pony, simply thread the scarf into your hair-tie, knot and let the scarf ends fall long with your hair. Alternatively, as seen on the runway, headscarves are also now being wrapped to totally cover the hair. While some designers are becoming more inclusive in earnest, we most have simply finally realized that Muslim women have enormous purchasing power! Wrap yours like a turban to totally obscure the hair and neck or a la prairie and let your hair cascade from underneath.

Ladylike charm continues to reign in style with bows and ribbons. These feminine embellishments showed up all over Fashion Week as some of the more ubiquitous Winter 2019 hair accessories. Models graced the catwalk at Emilia Wickstead with their hair pulled up into a top knot, secured at the base with a small bow. At Chanel, semi-ponytails were often secured with black ribbons, while at Oscar de la Renta, the same treatment was given to low-slung braids. Find and team monochrome grosgrain pre-tied ribbons secured to barrettes for a no-nonsense perfect bow to add demure girlish flair to your outfit.

Texturize with leather, feathers and fur. Add a fierce cord of leather densely wrapped around a plait of hair going down the back for a powerful battle-ready effect. Or combine trends and don a leather headband or wide head tie to create a high ponytail- minimalistic but effective. A luxurious plume of feathers atop a head-piece will instantly bring delicate opulence to any outfit, whilst fur has got us feeling all cosy for winter. At London Fashion Week, it was the fuzzy faux-fur headbands at the, ‘Shrimps lent the Grecian’, collection that provided a warmer, northerly touch that contrasted against the flowy dresses presented.

Flower power reigns on. Will it ever end? Invest! Despite the inappropriate season, floral hair pieces will be bright and lush this winter. During Fashion Week, the Rodarte collection was like a garden explosion, with an assortment of different flowery trimmings adorned upon models heads and many designers have followed suit. Try faux-rose enhanced large bobby pins, black velvet hair bands studded with daisies or barrettes bursting with a colourful posie of wildflowers to add illusional volume to your hair.

You don’t have to wear massive flower crowns or ultra-blingy clips every day, since the fall 2019 hair accessory trends also included simple, visable Kirby grips. We like these hair accessories as they fit in better with some of the more minimalist fall 2019 fashion trends we saw this season. The hair was as simple as can be at Blumarine, with soft waves and a side part that was kept neat with the help of a single, brown bobby pin. This lent a schoolgirl effect to the runway. The use of metallic jumbo bobby pins at Lela Rose was minimalist yet creative. Three parallel bobby pins were applied along the side of the pulled-back hair, adding just a touch of shine.

Finally, scrunchies will still be there, like a reliable old friend for all the bad hair days and for the times we have no time to create wild and wonderful hair dos. The chunkier the better and the more embellished and colourful the cooler. Select abstract prints, pearly options or designer logo adorned designs to surround your top knots. Keep Your Hair Messy. Scrunchies lend themselves to a relaxed, off-duty aesthetic.


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