Hair accessories trends 2019: Grown up glam
Alice bands, hair slides, crystal clips... We may have grown up, but our hair accessories haven't
But, with Miuccia Prada having sent models storming down the runway in Alice bands, Alexa Chung spotted with girlish clips fixed at her temple, influencers plaiting ribbons into their 'dos, and headlines screaming about Kate Middleton's love of bows, nostalgic hair accessories are set to dominate in 2019.
After a period punctuated with anti-romance, sports apparel and dad trainers, playful, the return of playful, decorative touches is a welcome one. From Rejina Pyo and Ashish (and promptly to the highstreet) there's plenty of fun to be had with hair accessories in 2019.
See our pick below.
Small bows, big bows, thin bows, thick bows... Whether designer and embellished or DIY strips of ribbon haphazardly place, a bow is the finishing touch du jour. Even Liberty is in board, collaborating with Taylor Taylor to deliver hairstyles tied up in their classic-print scarfs.
Accessorize Pink Grosgain Hair Bow, £3.60. Buy it here
Miu Miu Velvet Bow Barrette, buy here for £135
Jennifer Behr Velvet Bow Clip, buy here for £95
Clips and Slides:
Thrust from the nineties into the now, hair slides and clips are the tiny accessory making big statements, from Ashley William's widely-circulated 'ANXIETY' clips to Gucci's crystal-embellished slides and combs.
Anthropologie Faux Pearl Embellished Clips, buy here for £22
Gucci Crystal Hair Comb, buy it here for £225
Mango Metal Barrette, buy it here for £15.99
Lelet NY Gold-Plated Swaroski Hair Slides, buy here for £118
Rita Ora sauntered into the British Fashion Awards ceremony crowned with an aforementioned Prada headband, bedazzled and glittering. While sloane rangers may rejoice that their classic velvet Alice band is back, you can take the trend to edgier waters, as with Tom Ford's moody leather headband (below).
Tom Ford Leather Headband, buy it here for £230
H&M Velvet Alice Headband, buy it here for £4.99
& Other Stories Beaded Headband, buy it here for £27