Actress Jaime King stepped out for a cocktail party sporting an American Apparel headband that made us do a double take. She wore the velvety blue accessory atop a looped bun, adding a level of sophistication to an otherwise casual look. Her gorgeous style is supereasy to pull off. Just add a dime-size dollop of mousse like Tigi Catwalk Strong Mousse ($12) to your hands and slick it through your strands before you style. This will help keep the headband and your hair in place. Then just pull your hair into a mussed-up bun and slide on your hair accessory, and you've got a casual Winter look. Shop some sweet headbands below!
Headbands hit a fever pitch a few years back before slowly burning out. But a new crop of celebrities has been giving us a handful of reasons to take a second look at the trend. Ashley Tisdale added some sophistication to her ponytail with a sleek black ribbon, while Gemma Arterton walked the red carpet for her movie Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sporting a gilded version. Also, Juno Temple took Sundance by storm with a black embellished headband that popped against her fiery hair color. Who do you think is making the best case for the trend?
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.