Hair accessories can often look childish, not chic. But we took a note from Rodarte's Fall 2012 runway and decided to see for ourselves if star hair accessories really are out of this world. It turns out, they are. See how to make your own in today's Bella How-To. On Kirbie Johnson: H&M dress. Note: You can pick up star nail studs needed for this project here.
The holidays are the perfect time for hair accessories, and Allure has all the tips on how to wear them in chic — not saccharine — fashion.
Maybe it's the glittery star perched on top of that tree, but there's something about the holidays that calls for festive hair accessories. Here are some of our favorite, most grown-up, ideas for the season.
The last time you wore a ribbon in your hair, you were likely sporting pigtails and braces. Ribbons don't have to evoke a grade-school vibe, though. Ribbons in velvety, ribbed, and silky varieties have even been spotted on recent runways, and with good reason. When done right, this unexpectedly chic accessory provides a simple way to dress up your hair for any holiday occasion. To get hair ribbon ideas that are the antithesis of juvenile, read on.
The holidays are all about dazzling. So why not dazzle your friends and your hair with a sparkly headband that's easy to create yourself? Inspired by the Oscar de la Renta runway, this whimsical piece looks just as pretty as an accent to a dramatic bouffant as it does with your hair down and tousled. On Kirbie: Shoshanna dress from Rent the Runway, necklace by T+J Designs.
It's time to dust off your fascinators, headbands, and barrettes for the party circuit. Whether you're heading to a casual brunch or a hitting up a masquerade ball, there's never a better time than the holidays to amp up your coiffure. Discover 11 festive pieces that will make your season brighter than it already is.
The holidays are right around the corner, and it's always a fun time to break out your favorite statement-making hair accessory. A handful of celebrities are already jumping on the bandwagon. Christina Hendricks sported a sparkly black floral accent in her hair, while Ashley Madekwe wore a cluster of silver stars. And Rose Byrne amped up her hairstyle with a classy black-and-white hairpiece. The possibilites are endless when it comes to decorating your strands, but who do you think wore the accessory best?
This Fall, let the femme fatale in you thrive . . . at least when it comes to your choice of hair accessories. Recently, Rachel Zoe rocked a black leather turban paired with fully rimmed eyeliner and a red lip look (both well-known, bad-girl staples). And though lace can be cutesy, too: Poppy Delevingne's animalistic headband skewed more sex kitten than house cat. And then there's British model Portia Freeman, who upped the ante with a spiked headpiece. Get a similar style with the Sonia Kashuk Studly Haute Hair Set ($10), and let your tough side rule.
There was very little not to love about iconic beauty Iman's look last night. The model was glowing on the red carpet of the New York City Ballet's Fall Gala with smoky eye makeup and tousled curls. Her style was capped off with a sparkly hair accessory, adding just the right amount of brightness to her elegant black gown; the juxtaposition of her dark eye palette and dressed-up barrette worked beautifully. Like Iman proved here, the right hair accessory can add instant glamour to your entire ensemble. So brush up on your Veronica Lake waves styling know-how, and shop for your next formal event hair clip below.
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Ponytails wrapped in leather are super sexy, make no mistake. But they don't always have to be casual encounters-sexy (hey, unless that's what you're into). Like sky-high stilettos, leather is one of those materials that can either look rich or racy depending on where and how you wear it. And the same applies for leather ponytails. I talked to celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson for three ways to wear the trend depending on your personality. And if you rock the hair whip to meet his parents, don't say we didn't warn you.
If You're: A Good Girl
You don't have to be wearing a corset to pull off a leather ponytail. Just keep it low and sleek. "The lower the ponytail, the more sophisticated and chic you look," says Gibson, who recommends parting the hair to one side, brushing it straight back, and securing it at the nape of the neck. I recently rocked a Goody DoubleWear studded leather ponytail wrap this way at church (yes, you heard that right), and got more compliments than concerned looks. Those hit Target stores in September, but you can also purchase similar ones from Jennifer Behr in a variety of pretty colors.
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Designer Christopher Kane is known for incorporating a feminine yet edgy feel to his fashions. His Fall 2012 collection, for instance, featured leopard prints, boxy silhouettes, and grosgrain prints. Models were also adorned with leather at his latest runway show — an element Kane was inspired by when developing this knotted, leather-esque hairband for Catwalk by Tigi.
"I used accents of black leather in my A/W12 collection and so wanted to create a hairband for Tigi that had the same attitude," Kane explained. "A double strand in soft, mock leather adds toughness and strictness and keeps the hair controlled and modern." The limited-edition headband will be available with the purchase of two Catwalk by Tigi products at participating Tigi salons next month. Wear the sweet but sultry accessory with a tousled updo for cool-girl appeal, or with a ponytail for a crisp, sophisticated style.