Hair accessories aren't a trend that should be left on the red carpet. Add the finishing touch to any ensemble and make a statement
Hair accessories can mean the difference between creating a great hairstyle and making an impact. A floral headdress, a netted veil or just a simple, well-placed hair pin could be the making of a seriously impressive statement ‘do. The finishing touch to any ensemble in our opinion.
It’s the red carpet glamazons that are giving hair accessories a good name this season. From Lupita Nyong’o to girl-of-the-moment Lily Collins. Showstopper Kate Hudson to the achingly cool Diane Kruger. It seems every stylish celeb worth their salt is making hair accessorising the ‘it’ thing.
And with wedding season in the near future, there’s no better time to experiment with wedding hair accessories.
Updo hair accessories
Tempted by a floral garland? Try something like Sienna Miller’s ethereal Tony Awards headdress. It’s serious hair accessory inspiration. What better way to set off an elegant high bun than to lace it beautifully with golden flowers. In fact, this style can work well for both evening glamour and the festival scene. If, however, you’re looking for something more contemporary, try Josephine De La Baume’s coral-coloured crown. She wore it on the front of her head, making it the perfect red carpet hair accessory.
You don’t have to put your hair up in order to get in on hair accessories. Subtle styles, as seen on the likes of Keira Knightley and Taylor Swift, can always use a glamorous clip. And they provide the perfect inspo for any late summer parties. Hair barrettes are another great way of updating a hairstyle. Place them haphazardly for a modern look.
Hair accessories for short hair
If you want to add something to short hairstyles, look to sleek hairbands to add a little something extra to your wedding day look. And if you’re just after something simple that will update an old outfit, try a statement clip. It’s the easiest way to take something old and turn it new.
So if you feel like your outfit needs that little extra something, take inspiration from these A-listers and add the finishing touch to your hairstyle.
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First up, making a stylish splash in New York in July 2016, Rita Ora stepped out with these divine red floral hair accessories.
Elle Fanning looked stunning wearing a floral arrangement on her hair to promote her latest film The Neon Demon in Rome in June 2016.
Karlie Kloss let out her inner Bridgitte Bardot in this French-inspired 'do at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, sporting a black bow headband that contrasted perfectly with her glam beauty look.
Blake Lively channelled her inner Cinderella at the Slack Bay (Ma Loute) Premiere during the Cannes Film Festival.
Rihanna looked gorgeous as per usual wearing bejeweled floral headpieces as she collected her Rock Star Award at the Black Girls Rock! Awards in April 2016.
The cast of Pride And Prejudice and Zombies graced the red carpet in London recently, with Ellie Bamber capturing our attention in her sparkling hairpiece.
Elizabeth Banks wore this gorgeous golden hairpiece for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in Berlin.
Poppy Delevingne stepped out at her sister Cara's Paper Towns film premiere, wearing her freshly bleached locks in a sleek centre parting, and adding just enough bling with the addition of a chic gold hair band.
Kate Hudson works the 20s hair accessory like a pro. A great choice when opting to wear your hair in a similar top knot style.
Diane Kruger is never one to shy away from something statement hair-wise, and this look is no different.
Failing to put a foot wrong on the red carpet this spring, Emma Watson creates a high impact look using little more than hair pins. She criss-crosses the pins to great effect, with this side-swept style.
Georgia May Jagger livened up her classic Hollywood wavy hairdo with a beautiful green floral hair accessory. Wedding hair inspiration? We think so...
Stuck for festival hair inspiration? This is the way to go. Wear your hair in messy, toussled waves (no problem during festival season) and team with a contrasting hairband, complete with statement florals and finish the look with a sleek side parting.
Think hair accessories are boring and dated? Think again. Ashley Greene makes a strong case for the floral hairband, offsetting her statement look with a strong lip and smoky eye. Bravo.
Don't fancy a hat this wedding season? Why not take your cue from Lily Collins and invest in a chic netted hair accessory instead?
Sienna Miller's floral headband has become somewhat of an iconic look for the star. Her profile looks gorgeous with this Grecian garland crowning a simple top bun.
Be bold and go for something blue like the beautiful Eva Herzigova.
Olivia Wilde gives the classic satin bow hair band a modern day makeover and the result is all kinds of cool.
Keira Knightley knows a thing or two about stylish hair accessories, and this look is no different. We're loving this chic plait look.
Super-stylist and street styler Martha Ward went all out with her floral hair accessory, bringing her printed sun dress bang up to date and giving us all kinds of hair accessory inspiration in the process.
Go big or go home, that's our hair accessory motto. And it seems we're not the only fans of a showstopping hair piece, it seems Vanessa Hudgens is quite the fan too. A great look for any summer wedding.
Looking to embrace the hair accessory on a day-to-day basis? Make like Taylor and go for a subtle hairband and wear over loose, messy waves for the ultimate off-duty look.
What's cooler than a bold red carpet look? A matchy matchy bold red hair accessory, we reckon.
Josephine De La Baume proves just how dynamic this season's florals can be. Take 3D blooms to all new heights with a brightly coloured crown for your high-fashion look.
Want to offset your ladylike evening look? Try a white slim hair accessory like this chic offering from Diana Agron.
Lupita Nyong'o accessorises her short hairstyle with a simple yet sweet gold headband. The delicate nature of the band is perfectly chosen for her cropped 'do.
Elle Fanning creates a spring-look that's so easy to achieve with just the simple addition of some ice blue hair pins. She parts her hair far on one side to give it shape and finishes it off with a sweet accessory.
Nicole Kidman's hair bow gives her little black ensemble a softer look, oozing sweetness in a low ponytail. This look works for day and night.
Looking for something suitably statement? Why not try something chic and white like this showstopping look from Selena Gomez.
Zooey Deschanel perfects a typically girlie hairstyle using a statement flower pin to match her dress. This hair accessory adds another focal point to the look, to offset her feminine fringe.
Lupita Nyong'o makes the most of her closely cropped hair 'do with an adorable hairband and glitter-detail clip.
A vintage look for Emmy Rossum, this side-parted hairstyle is finished off beautifully with a gold hair clip on the lighter side.
Think the top knot is boring? Think again. Take your cue from Lupita Nyong'o and add a chic metallic hair band to amp up your low-key look.