I Link It: 5 Ways to Crown Your Head With Accessories Friday 21 December, 2012
Why stop at a headband when you can pile on the hair accessories? This season, the trend is to throw on more than one hair bauble, making manes stand out in the best way possible.
When it comes to jewelry, I’m an “everything but the kitchen sink” kind of gal. I like to pile it on. Stand-alone statement pieces? Wear four of them, I say. Not surprisingly, I’m the same way when I style a photo shoot. There’s something extremely satisfying about draping a tiny frame in oodles of jewels.
(Star-spangled barrettes flanked both sides of this hairstyle at the Rodarte Fall 2012 show.)
But I noticed something interesting this season (I’m talking fall/winter 2012, because we are still very much in that season): When it comes to accessorizing hair, the more pins, headbands and embellishments, the better. I recently compiled a “best of the runways” piece for Makeup.com, “5 Ways to Crown Your Head With Accessories,” and I found that the looks that really said something utilized more than one hair ornament. Sure, the thick ribbon that tied up Oscar de la Renta‘s full faux bobs was simply one piece, but it was also bedecked with a rather large brooch. At Tory Burch, it wasn’t enough to punctuate the style with a thin black headband; you must also line your French roll with two or three floral hairpins. At Dolce & Gabbana, the fact that the headbands were dripping with gilded-and-lace details didn’t stop Redken Creative Consultant Guido from inserting two or three matching barrettes in the back of the style. My personal favorite is perhaps the most simple, yet visually stunning, of the group: At Cacharel, hairstylist Odile Gilbert stacks not one, but four brightly colored bobby pins on top of one another to tuck the bangs back from the models’ faces. The effect is not at all overpowering; it’s quite the opposite, in fact.
Runways are tricky; they’re often viewed as springboards for trends that will eventually be watered down for the streets. A common question backstage is: “How can we adjust the look for everyday wear?” And, so loading tons of hair baubles onto your mane might seem like a trend that should remain on the catwalks, but, per the usual, I would like to argue in favor of piling the jewels on IRL (In Real Life). Because, sometimes you just gotta go for it. You just gotta. And what better time than the holidays, when you’re probably already prancing around with a reindeer antlers headband on? (Seriously.)
Which heavily ornamented hairstyle is your favorite? Would you wear a hairpin-and-headband combo? Sound off in the comments!
(Images via Beauty Launchpad)