I can't imagine that ponytails will ever go out of style, since this hairstyle go-to can range from effortlessly tossed-back to elegantly low-slung to piled high to the side. But wearing a ponytail doesn't have to be boring, and that's why I've assembled ten cute (but not too sticky-sweet) ponytail holders that will add a bit of flair to your wardrobe — scrunchies not included.
Perhaps you might remember my friend Rebecca. She's the one who helped me sample nail polish while dining out. She was also the inspiration behind my non-boozy brown sugar body scrub, all thanks a hot-buttered rum recipe she decided to make on a whim one cold evening. What's Rebecca got cooking now? Most recently, she's straight up put ornaments right from her Christmas tree into her hair.
Thanks to the bendy-wired design of these cute red decorations, she was able to easily latch them into her hair for a festive addition to her twisted bun. (That's her husband there doing the bunny ears — or maybe he's just wishing us all a peace-filled season.) Have you ever adorned your hair with ornaments before? Would you?
A snood is a netted or solid cloth hairpiece that's gone in and out of fashion over the years. This hairnet-like cap, which is placed onto the back of a hairstyle, like a chignon or braid, is often knitted, crocheted, or made from silk or lace. The odd-sounding word was first recorded in Old English around the year 725. During the Middle Ages, women wore versions of the snood, and these hair "sacks" have also been used throughout history for hair-covering purposes for religious reasons, and even to indicate married status.During World War II, snoods regained popularity once again. While we don't see too many women wearing these types of netted hair accessories these days, for modern options, you might find snoods that are closer in appearance to closed scarves, resembling neck protectors. Or, you might also recall Amy Adams's hairstyle at the 2009 Oscars, for which her hairstylist used this super old-timey hairnet for the inspiration behind the actress's tousled chignon.
Hmm, let's see. Where else have we seen '80s-influenced styles on the runways thus far? We caught a glimpse of the totally awesome decade with Derek Lam's rainbow of eye colors, Gwen Stefani's rocker chic looks at L.A.M.B., and we even experienced a touch of it from the twisted headbands at Charlotte Ronson. Let's add Marc by Marc Jacobs to the growing list of rad styles, where the famous designer featured these big, bold, and completely bodacious bows on the Marc by Marc Jacobs runway for Spring 2010. If you were a child of the 1980s, I'm sure you can't help but think Madonna-meets-Minnie Mouse, right? You can always do your own hair-inspired hair bow, but when it comes to the material-girlness of it all, are you feeling these cheeky headpieces, or are they a bit too colorfully cockeyed for your liking?
It appears Eva Mendes, who is currently in Italy at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, has mastered the art of packing light, by using one accessory for use with multiple looks. With her chunky, jeweled headband in tow, she has already created two different hairstyles over the course of two days. Yesterday, she opted for a sexy bouffant ponytail (For a similar look, try out my stacked ponytail tutorial). Then, earlier today, while out and about in the romantic city, she wore a slick, classic bun for a sophisticated style. Thinking about copying her looks? Check out my widget below for some similar bands:
I've been coveting these adorable Aerial 7 Matador headphones ($50), but just wearing them to the gym kind of seems like a waste, and I want to show my friends how cute they are. So I'm thinking about wearing them as a hair accessory around town — kind of like a headband with earmuffs. I am a blogger after all; I'm supposed to be techy cool. What do you think? Could these headphones make for a cute look? Or am I just daydreaming?
Nothing beats a good bargain, does it? Earlier while perusing ShopStyle, I found several very similar looking hair accessories but at very shockingly different price points. Many of you excelled at my first hair accessories quiz, so let's see what you know about these other hairstyle-enhancing items.