3 New Hair Accessory Trends From Fashion Week That Don't Feel Juvenile
There are no less than a billion different hairstyles on this planet — waves, stick-straight and sleek blowouts, buzzcuts, braids, dreadlocks, and twists. And just about all of those could be spotted throughout fashion month, as key hairstylists dreamt up new ways to add some variety to the looks we know, love, and wear. That innovation didn't stop at hair, though. It leaked over to accessories, too, as houses like Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Tom Ford debuted hair accessory trends at fashion week that took a spin on the classics.
More than likely, there's a strong chance that you have a random assortment of barrettes, headbands, scrunchies, and scarves sitting on your dresser. Now, you can take those old accouterments and give them a revamp for the new season, along with your wardrobe. And yes, you'd think that wearing a head full of flowers or looping neon string around your lob might be a bit much for the office or happy hour. But hey, Halloween and holiday season are both just around the corner... and an Alexander Wang bandana is a far better investment than a pair of cat ears or a pirate hat, right? And if all else fails, a barette always feels festive.
See all of the looks ahead.
At Antonio Marras, models wore elaborate headpieces and veils that were inspired by nature. This gilded insect pin was one of the simpler looks — and one of the most elegant, too.
Our own Rachel Zoe utilized affordable drugstore accessories for a billion dollar look at her spring 2019 presentation. The Scunci Get Gorgeous Metal Rhinestone Bobby Pins, which retail at $5.74, come in a pack of two and can be used in a multitude of ways.
There was no way to miss the new bag trend at Chanel — but if you didn't pay attention, you may have skipped over the hair details. From the front, models wore loose, beachy waves. But in the back, hairstylist Sam McKnight styled a few girls with these beautiful branded pins.
Before Tibi, Aveda Guest Artist Frank Rizzieri cleaned out a local drugstore and scored a series of metal barrettes for the look that designer Amy Smilovic envisioned. “I didn’t want something prescriptive that had to be the same on every model,” she said in a release. “And for people who remember the '90s, this idea of decorating your hair with ‘hair jewelry’ will be very familiar, even nostalgic.”
Are you still swooning over the fresh flowers at Rodarte? (Same.) Chiara Boni La Petite Robe boasted a similar concept — just supersized.
And at Luisa Beccaria, the models didn't have to worry about errant leaves or thorns as the flowers were blinged out to oblivion.
Hair accessories are never exclusive to longer lengths. The models at Dior wore headbands and headwraps, reminiscent of dancers. “Every model has different headbands on, very thick, all inspired by movement," Palau tells The Zoe Report backstage on Sept. 24. “We’re wrapping the hair around the head, creating a fold in the back in a design. It’s very beautiful within itself without any lumps or bumps or knots. It’s much more of a simple silhouette when you see it. Even though it’s subtle, the hair would look very different if we pulled it back into a chignon — this look feels more experimental but still feminine.”
Saint Laurent's double headband was equal parts grunge and glam.
While Nicholas Kirkwood's neon strings were lit. Literally.
Bad hair days would be so easy to hide with this Alexander Wang bandana.
Or, you can emphasize your bun with the help of a scarf, à la Tom Ford.