Get Red Carpet-ready in no time with these hair accessories!
The Hair Accessories Lust List – You know you’ve earned your title as a true-blue connoisseur of all things fine and fancy when you start truly dressing up your hair. And no, I don’t mean styling it into something other than your go-to ponytail. We’re talking about paying as much attention to what you wear in your hair as you do to your outfit when you’re heading out. We all have – and are entitled to – our laidback days but when you want to make heads turn, a flat-out-fabulous hair accessory is your best friend.
A lot of my clients and readers bemoan the fact that putting together a drool-worthy hairstyle at home is sometimes impossible: whether it’s the lack of time or skill holding you back, not having a stylist on-call or available shouldn’t keep you from looking fabulous. That’s where hair accessories swoop in and save the day. With the least amount of effort involved, you can look your very best in a matter of minutes. What’s not to love?
Here is my list of some of the best hair accessories to invest in. They cost a pretty penny, but for the use you can get out of them and the powerful thrill of knowing you look stunning, I say they’re worth every cent!
There is a lot to be said for DIY hair accessories, but when it comes to living the luxe life, nothing says “covet now!” like these babies.
1. Miu Miu Palladium-Plated, Faux Pearl And Swarovski Crystal Headband
For those of you who like to keep your looks delicate, with a hint of the ballerina to them, this faux pearl and Swarovski crystal-embellished hairband is pure, pristine perfection. The mix of faux pearls and differently shaded Swarovski crystals gives the headband enough edge, while still keeping things classy. It’s the sort of bling that is never out of place, whether you wear it to the office or to the Christmas party afterwards. Styling options include wearing it in loose, straight hair or as an accent to a chignon or updo or even to spice up your everyday ponytail.
2. Valentino Embellished Textured-Leather Headband
Want to make an edgier statement with your hair accessory? Try this to-do-for rocker-chic leather headband from Valentino. The golden embossed coins set against the textured base add an extra punch. The best part about this piece? You can wear it in the simplest hairstyles- a low bun, a ponytail, regular loose hair- and still look decked up. Pair this up with a jeans-and-leather-jacket combo for that biker chic vibe or a dress for an interesting mash up of contrasting elements. Thick headbands are all the rage right now.
- Valentino headband, $259, Net-a-Porter.com
3. Maison Michel Khloe Gold-Tone Hair Slide
For a more elaborate hair statement, I absolutely love this burnished gold hair slide. It’s got that brassy gold finish that instantly transforms any look and adds that quintessential Grecian touch. You definitely want this showstopper to get the attention it deserves, so I’d recommend a half-up-half-down hairdo. Let the ‘up’ portion act as a base for the slide, while the loose section can be used to nestle and offset it. You could even try a super-sleek rolled bun and pin the slide into it.
- Maison Michel “Khloe” hair slide, $360, Net-a-Porter.com
4. Yunotme Fork Silk-Satin Headband
Nothing says “retro glam” quite like a red hair tie-style headband. And when it’s made of silk, well then, we’re talking of a whole other level of hair glory. Wear this stunner in sleek, straight, loose hair for that Blair Waldorf vibe. Pair it up with a bouffant/ beehive if you want to channel your inner Bardot.
- Yunotme headband, $165, Net-a-Porter.com
Tips for Wearing Thick Headbands
Headbands can be used to add an extra pop to your outfit and even save a bad hair day. Watch this style video from BluFashion.com for tips on wearing thick headbands in chic, elegant, and casual ways.