Accessorising hair has been a strong trend for 2020 and as seen on the runways a few months ago it’s not going anywhere fast. For many, hair accessories have been serving a practical cause, being a great solution for lockdown virtual meetings. However, we are all eager for a bit of glam now. Talking glam, we expect gala events, shows, awards and weddings to make a comeback later in the year; hair accessories will be there too. Bigger and louder.
Our reality has dramatically changed and as a result of the world crisis, we are in a review mode, a more thoughtful and practical one and probably less vain. Ostentatious clothing will be considered vulgar perhaps in the months to come, but statement accessories will be in the centre of attention to vamp up a more demure dress/outfit; something that has been going for a couple of years now.
Hair accessories reigned supreme across all four fashion capitals during the shows; hair bows, pearls, headbands and layered clips, barrettes and slides took over the fashion scene and of course, social media too.
Here are the ones we love and will be staying around:
Pearls and crystals
When pearl accessories and shiny hair ornaments had a moment at London Fashion Week, we knew we were on to something. For Jonathan Cohen’s FW20 show, models had pearls sewn into their braids and cornrows. According to Nylon, Global stylist Justine Marjan was responsible for many of NYFW and LFW looks, from ribbons weaved into braids at Chromat to Swarovski crystals placed on beachy waves at alice + olivia. For the latter, the pro stylist used lash glue and tweezers to carefully place each crystal onto the hair. Marjan sent a handful of models down the NYFW runways with a similar style. For this look, she purchased crystal chains at a trim shop, cut the length of the parting, and glued with lash or wig glue.
By nature, pearls add a sense of refined chicness to any look. They are a great idea for bridal hairstyles and events. Parting the hair with pearl, crystals and jewels and glitter lines has also been very popular.
Thanks to the attention of directional designers Gucci, Versace and Miu Miu, the classic hair accessory of our childhood is back – in grown-up form. What was once meant for toddlers became a trend that was seen everywhere. Headbands are still dominating the hair scene and have also been a great way to hide lockdown roots.
”We’re getting endless inspiration from celebrities and influencers alike who are making the perfectly placed band look chic, put together, and downright stylish. The beauty of this trend? Its versatility. Throw a headband on top of polished curls, a messy low bun, or even a high ponytail” says Rush Hair and Beauty and we can’t agree more. A more extra version of the trend was seen at Badgley Mischka and Fendi with the upside down band, worn on the lower half of the head, rather than on top.
Bows have been extremely popular and they are getting bigger; literally. Use them as a hair-tie for a bubble braid or compliment a half-up half-down style. And because they come in a wide variety of sizes, there are endless possibilities to create a polished, classic look.
Bows can be beautifully combined with more jewel-like pieces, embellished slides and pins and transform a girlish concept to a wedding one.
Another great proposition for bridal hair; While floral accessories may not be the most cutting-edge trend out there, it’s perfect for adding softness and romance to a look and a delicate way to add some texture and drama. Feathers is also another option- a bit edgier.
2020 is the year of statement clips. Logomania is a real thing, and the fashion world knows it very well. Designers like Prada, Gucci and Chanel are going heavy with logos in their accessories lines.
Think oversized, strategically placed clips from metallic to bejeweled ones that literally make a statement with words. The retro barrette clip is back in the game, and it’s all about multiple clips – the more the better. It’s the 2020 way to wear them, and we approve.
”An honourable mention goes to German fashion influencer, Leonie Hanne, who embarked on a one woman mission to make hair clips the embellishment of 2020. She rocked a pink Gucci barrette in Milan, delicate Dior pins in Paris and edgy Prada hair slides in London” says The Stylist.
This popular 80s hair trend is back and has been a great quarantine friend; Now it’s getting bigger and more extra while it can come in a variety of fabrics and colours from silk for a classy and chic look to denim for a sporty style. Scrunchies have versatility and definitely make a fashion statement.
Scarves and fabrics
Scarves, ribbons and fabric pieces are braided with hair, turning a typical braid into an editorial one. We are obsessed with Zoe Irwin’s signature fabric-braids she did for Taylor Taylor London new salon in Liberty store, as seen on our summer issue. This trend can be worn at almost any occasion, from day-casual to evening style, depending on the quality of the fabric and the braid style. Accessorising with a scarf can create the ultimate laidback California girl look or the put-together Parisian chic. Grab a scarf (or any fabric lying around) and work it into the braid as if it was another section of hair. Let the ends hang, or tie in a knot.
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