The centrepiece of any look might be the garment, but the accessory always proves to be the cherry on top. Jewellery and handbags do their fair share, but adding to the style conversation are an array of delicate pieces for the hair. Some of fashion’s biggest names, and even certain indie and local favourites, have created worlds where hair accessories can thrive and inspire. No longer are showy headbands, ribbons, and clips just for little girls. Now, these products are designed especially for the modern woman.
Gucci Metal Leaves Hairband
Creative director Alessandro Michele’s Cruise 2018 collection was a gorgeous display of details inspired by Ancient Romans at the Pitti Palace in Florence. A highlight of the catwalk was the “corona triumphalis,” a gold crown shaped beautifully into a laurel wreath, crafted with gold oak leaves and a metal bow with a metal coin and bee motif. Whether worn with a ponytail or loose waves, this hairband will unleash one’s inner Roman goddess.
Jennifer Behr Velvet Bow Barrette
New York City-based Jennifer Behr is a hair accessory extraordinaire to the stars, and there’s a reason for that: her headpieces are amongst the most luxurious on the market. And the bow, a silhouette once seen as an innocent shape only worn by our favourite fairytale characters, is now making a statement in high fashion. Jennifer Behr’s velvet bow barrette is coveted among it-girls everywhere for its simplicity. Clip above half-up styles or back into a low ponytail.
Chelsea King Blush Nude Scrunchie
A trip to London sparked a dream for Emily Minion. In the British capital to visit her sister, the born and raised Vancouverite couldn’t help but stop for something sweet inside an enchanting cafe in Chelsea. Feeling inspired by the vibrancy of the neighbourhood, Minion floated all the way back to her sister’s flat on King’s Road. Little did she know that these two destinations would help launch her into scrunchie stardom years later with her brand, Chelsea King. And these are no outdated ‘80s scrunchies—Chelsea King products are designed using the highest quality textiles and incorporate luxurious details. Plus, they’re handmade. A favourite among many hair fanatics is the Neutral Collection; whether they be nude, white, or gray, these scrunchies can be paired with any outfit.
Miu Miu Headband with Pearl Embellishment
Jackie Kennedy was right when she said that “pearls are always appropriate.” Honouring Miuccia Prada’s childhood nickname, Miu Miu embraces rebellious fun, yet radiates a quintessential femininity—and that’s why the pearl is a consistent part of the brand’s repertoire. Sitting beautifully on a silky black velvet headband, two rows of bead-topped faux pearls sparkle, making for the perfectly elegant hairpiece.
Alighieri Overthinker Gold-Plated Hair Tie
Inspired by Dante’s Italian epic Divine Comedy, London-based designer Rosh Mahtani crafted a breathtaking hair tie made from gold-plated bronze. Called the Overthinker, the piece can be found on popular online fashion marketplace Net-a-Porter. Sculpted by hand in an effort to capture a story in each piece, this hair tie’s imperfect rippled and holed texture holds an antique quality that is entirely romantic. It’s time to take the ponytail to gorgeous new heights.
Valentino Garavani Rhododendron Silk Headband
Valentino’s floral-printed silk twill headband is perfect for summer (or pretending it’s summer, depending on where you live). The vibrant pink accessory, handcrafted in Italy and available at Nordstrom, fits snug around the head, ideal for those with cascading curls. The playful ‘70s-inspired band will take you from day to night, bringing a bit of fun to any outfit.
Hair accessories can add vibrancy and playfulness. Besides, every queen deserves a crown.
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