These latest hair accessories are so easy to do yourself!
By Marielle Ong
Are you ready for the mane story? A major throwback is due, and the runways are teeming with new and improved takes on hair pieces from yesteryear. Adorn your crowning glory with the latest in vintage comebacks.
Studded in Style
Buns and chignons still rule in the formal hairstyle category. Boring, it doesn’t have to be. Decorative pins of crystals or pearls add a touch of whimsy to the classic do. Style star slash real-life Crazy Rich Asian Heart Evangelista adorned her sleek chignon with an assortment of big and small floating pearls for Paris Fashion Week. Installing the accessories in a scattered fashion from the bun to below the crown makes the style look extra (read: luxe and modernized).
Prefer to wear your hair down? The studs can come in the form of strands that flow with your soft waves. The key is to keep it to 2 or 3 strands of floating hair pieces at the most in order to maintain the subtle vibe. Reality star, Brittany Cartwright, kept her hair piece on one side to accentuate her asymmetrical swept back style. For the reception, she switched to a ponytail and kept the accessory on the tail.
The Band is Back
If you’re taking a page out of the real-life princesses’ book, then you’ll know that your wedding day is traditionally the most appropriate time to wear a tiara. But if the “crown jewels” is a little too much for your simpler tastes, the Royal Handbook of Style has more to offer: The big, bold headband is back, and it’s princess-approved!
While headbands to a wedding are typically associated with the Bohemian bride, we prefer to go the 90’s homage route for this occasion. These accessories are definitely still statement pieces, with the wide bands adorned to the nines with flowers, beads, pearls, and the like. The Duchess
of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wore one to match her chignon and cream-colored outfit for the christening of her son, Prince Louis. Who knew that the `90s staple could look perfectly formal, too?
Branded barrettes are taking over the fashion world once more as big design houses like Chanel and Balmain are releasing ultra-luxe versions for stylistas to covet. Unsurprisingly, this trend is also making the rounds at the celebration circuit. A vintage one can be your something old, and the prim and proper design would look cute on both brides and debutantes alike.
Pro With a Bow
There was a time when sporting a more mature look was the way to go. These days, not so much. Celebrants are embracing a fresher take on event beauty, and your selected hair pieces can echo that as well. A bow is a classic symbol of pagdadalaga, and we’ve seen its red carpet return on the likes of Anne Curtis (Audrey Hepburn’s bows, to be exact), Hailey Baldwin, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and once more on Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Zoe Kravitz sported a small headband with a bow on her wedding to Karl Glusman. The takeaway: Women of all ages can rock the bow and look fresh while they’re at it.