Why you should care

You don’t need to know how to style your hair if you have these accessories to level-up your look.

It’s Spring – time to let your hair down! Get a little confidence (and style) boost from these hair accessory trends straight off runways.

A good hair accessory tops off a meticulously styled ‘do; a great hair accessory makes regular hair look meticulously styled. Find out what’s in for the season:

Plain Ribbons

Hair ribbons have stood the test of time because of their versatility. Wrap it around your ponytail, around your head like a headband, or around a half-up hairstyle for a romantic touch.

Monique Lhuilier’s models sported a messy mid-to-low ponytail with a black ribbon while Erdem models used long black ribbons as headbands to top off braided buns. Ribbons don’t have to top a polished or romantic look; take a cue from Andrew GN’s punk rock ponytails with mini, close-to-the-scalp braids. The shorter ribbon length makes the look even spunkier.

ribbon hair NYFW

SOURCE: L – R: harpersbazaar.com, harpersbazaar.com, and instyle.com

Copy the Look:

Visit your neighbourhood craft shop to buy any ribbon of your choice – they’re usually sold by the metre. Pro tip: if you have dark hair, get a dark blue or maroon ribbon instead of a black one – contrast makes the look work!

Metallic Bar Clips or Bobbi Pins

Minimalist gold clips have been trending in recent years. This year, we’re seeing them in an even more minimalistic shape: the bar.

Whether you opt for larger ones for an updo (like the one on Custo Barcelona’s models), or modest bobbi pins (like the ones on Michael Kors’ models), the metallic bar clip is as suitable for a dressy look as it is for a casual day-to-day ‘do.

gold bar clip NYFW

SOURCE: L: elle.com; R: harpersbazaar.com

Copy the Look:

Bobbi pins from H&M.

H&m 30 pack hair grip

SOURCE: hm.com

Gold barette from Asos.

asos gold hammered barette

SOURCE: asos.com

Ornate Headbands

Elaborate headbands with ornate arrangements of jewels and beads are this spring’s runway staple.

Marchesa’s beaded headband and Elie Saab’s gold leaf headband are fit for royalty. An ornate headband will have you queens slaying proms, annual dinners, and even your wedding day!

NYFW 2017 headbands

SOURCE: L: harpersbazaar.com; R: awesome-hairstyles.com

Copy the look:

Gold leaf headband from Asos.

Asos gold headband

SOURCE: Asos.com

Bejewelled headband from Lovisa.

Lovisa beaded headband

SOURCE: Lovisa.com.au

Giant Bow

Girls will never outgrow bows, especially when the bows are this oversized! Embrace the big bow trend – offset the daring look with an outfit with a muted colour or minimalistic cut.

Giant bows as seen on Lela Rose’s models.

lela rose bow nyfw 2017

SOURCE: L: livingly.com; R: Pinterest user Popsugar Beauty

Copy the look:

Bow fascinator headband from Asos.

asos bow fascinator

SOURCE: Asos.com

Bow headwrap from Forever 21.

forever 21 bow headband

SOURCE: Cover image from harpersbazaar.com. Forever21.com

Why you should care

You don’t need to know how to style your hair if you have these accessories to level-up your look.

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