Trendy Hair Accessories for Spring/Summer 2017
Hair Accessories for 2017
I gotta admit: one of the best parts of having hair is getting to play with it. You can dye it, shape it, cut it, decorate it, or anything else you imagine - and just wait for it to grow to change it all over again. It’s like Cersei Lannister said - and this is about the only time you’ll hear me complimenting something Cersei said, so listen up - “And hair grows back.” If it doesn’t? Have you seen the fabulous wigs they make these days? You can still play.
I’m always on the look-out for new and fantastic hair accessories to add to my hair game. Where most people immediately zero in on red carpet clothes, I’m often looking at red carpet hairstyles. (I’m equal opportunity hair and clothes with runway looks.) And, let’s be honest - I’ll experiment with braiding or twisting anything into my hair. I can’t be the only one that’s woven fresh flowers or stuck pencils with dangling decorations into their tresses. (Okay, that last one might be because I’m a writer and women’s clothing doesn’t have enough pockets.)
We’re excited about the on-trend hair accessories that are cropping up everywhere this early spring. Check them out, and level up your own hair accessorizing game!
Hair piercing’s been around for a while, but it’s continuing to rock out as an edgy addition to wild, partially braided, and fully braided hairdos. Don’t let the name fool you - there’s no actual piercing involved! Mainly, this style refers to adding a row of rings (plain or with beads or charms) to your braids or twists. One of the great things about hair piercing is that you can be as creative as you like, and include spikes or paper clips or safety pins or whatever you can make stick. The only limit is how long you want to spend attaching rings and other decorations to your hair.
Flower crowns! They’re not just for fresh-faced princesses anymore - any modern woman can rock out with a beautiful floral arrangement on her head! From over-sized flower barrettes and elastics to genuine crowns, this is one highly customizable trend, and perfect for DIYers. You’ll find flower-adorned accessories in many fashionable shops this season, or you can make your own from silk flowers and basic bands or headwraps. Flowers can be ultra-realistic or charmingly fake or elegantly metallic.
Big Bows and Bands
Big bows are in, particularly when sitting perched atop the head, preferably off center - the crowning touch on soft or satiny headbands. You can find some killer examples of this look on the S/S runways, particularly accenting the models for Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Many retailers are helpfully selling soft headbands or cloth-wrapped hard headbands with bows already affixed. Paired with floral or geometric textile patterns, this look can be charmingly rustic or capture chic modernity.
Dramatic headbands are also leading the way this season, from tiara-like affairs to back-heavy halos to those confining their decorative flourishes mostly to the sides of your head. And then there’s my favorite: headbands with ears! You’ll find headbands adorned with ears at many of those fashionable shops mentioned above, delicately constructed of wire filigree or a fine crochet pattern, or pastel fabrics and sequins, or wire and sparkly gems. Most ears seem to be cat-like, but I’ve seen a few bunny ears as well.
Dazzling Pins and Barrettes
This last trend in hair accessories is one of the easiest to pull off - jeweled hairpins and barrettes are in, so get them in your hair! You’ll find that opulent pieces are everywhere right now, medium or large clusters of sparkling gemstones catching the light and weaving enchantment through your tresses.
Besides these sumptuous jeweled pieces, you’ll see those spelling out words with glittering moxie. Simple words like “girls,” “magic,” or “dance” are popular along with sentiments like “xoxo.” If neither words nor lavishness are your style, there are also plenty of cartoony, kitschy pins out there right now to add a playful vibe to your ‘do.
Or triangles! If geometric is your thing, get some solid or outlined triangles to adorn your hair - particularly with your hair swept back into a messy or partial updo, with the triangle pointing up at an angle.
Which style is your favorite, and which one can you not wait to try out? Hit the comments, and if you have any selfies - we’d love to see them! You can even tag us on Instagram @isa.professional or #isaprofessional.