Spring racing season body prep has launched into full gear, and we don't know about you, but our minds are also firmly fixed on hair accessories. Fascinators are very pretty, chic and polished, but what about the ladies who want to look less Kate Middleton and more Alice Dellal? You know, a bit hot mess like? Well, this is when races beauty gets exciting and original. Whether you're thinking about wearing your hair up, down, or half-up-half-down; we've got an edgy hair accessory for you. There's even something in here for the flower child in all of us, because believe it or not, that look is subtly sexy, too. Just ask Alexa Chung. Click through to find your perfect match.
We've been seeing a big spike (sorry, couldn't help it) in the number of metal hair accessories out of late, and we think it is a really simple and affordable way to inject the hardware trend (think studded loafers and metal-tipped collars) into your hair and beauty look. Emma Stone rocked a gold chain headband to one of her many The Amazing Spider-Man press appearances and ever since, we've been keeping a sharp eye out for ways to get the look at home. If you're worried it's a little too edgy for you, don't be. Our top five metal hair accessory picks cater to all looks and styles, so click through to pick the one that's right for you.
In honour of Carey Mulligan's recent nuptials to rocker beau Marcus Mumford, we're doing a little bridal fantasising and thinking of all the possible ways she may have worn her signature pixie cut down the aisle. Given Carey's love of all things classic with a modern twist, we're predicting (or hoping?) that a beautiful head piece in the form of a band, birdcage veil or barrette may have been her accessory of choice. Take a walk down our imaginary aisle and see which hair jewels we hope Carey wore for her big day.
Last year it was all about Twilight and True Blood but this year the Gleeks sung their way to the top of this category. Don't tell me you haven't noticed it? Ponytails are everywhere, side braids and rope braids have become common styles . . . even cool girls liked Alexa are following in Quinn Fabray's footsteps and accessorising with cute hair accessories. And not since the Constance steps have we seen so many headbands. From Natalie Portman to Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad to Ashley Greene, it's influencing EVERYBODY's style.