Looking for a little something top off your wedding day look (literally)? Then you might need to meet Jennifer Behr. The New York-based accessory designer specialises in head ornamentation of the prettiest kind. Her handmade, delicate pieces are uniquely feminine without falling into the glitzy/ostentatious/scary category of bridal headwear. Dainty headbands, heirloom-looking barrettes and fascinators with more flirt than fluff — we couldn't recommend her latest Spring/Summer 2013 collection more. Not walking down the aisle? You'll still benefit from checking out her line of races-appropriate head candy.
It seems Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning had the same idea at the GLAAD Media Awards on the weekend — it's all about a blonde in a headband. Kirsten paired her leather Emilio Pucci LBD with smoky eye makeup and a satin ribbon hairband. Her hair had a voluminous tease at the crown and tucked-in bangs giving a nod to the '60s. On the other hand, Elle wore a modern middle part with a Jennifer Behr Delicate Vine Circlet (approximately $485) for an enchanting look. Which look do you prefer: Kirsten's retro style or Elle's sweet, modern take?
No matter what your go-to hairstyle is for the party season, the easiest (and fastest) way to add some flair is with a festive headband. Dianna Agron dressed up her tousled up 'do with a Dolce & Gabbana headpiece straight from the Autumn/Winter 2012 runway. However you style your strands, though, make sure your headband stays put with bobby pins, or try adding texture to finer hair with a texturising spray or wax for added grip. Another tip is to put the hair accessory on pre-style to make it feel like it's part of your coiffure.
"If you don't want the headband to look like its simply plopped on top of the head, place it on the head before you pull the hair back to form your French twist," said celebrity stylist Devin Toth of the Ted Gibson Salon in New York City. "This will hide the bottom tips of the headband, making the accessory look more natural and elegant." So whether you're a let-your-hair-down type or you like to style your hair in a ponytail, up 'do, or braid, adding a statement hairpiece will get you party-ready fast and loads of compliments, too.
Headbands are like red lipstick: with the right outfit, it's an extra touch that makes the look stand out. At Louis Vuitton's Spring 2013 show, designer Marc Jacobs took inspiration from the '60s, with models showing off deep side parts, thick lashes, and girlish headbands. Put your glue-gun skills to the test this holiday season, and learn how to re-create this chic hair accessory at home.
We get some of our best DIY runway inspiration straight from the runway, and today we're taking a cue from Dolce & Gabbana's decadent A/W '12 collection. More was definitely more when it came to accessories. US FabSugar reporter Allison McNama and US Bella's Kirbie Johnson are showing you how to create your own embellished headband inspired by the decorated versions Dolce & Gabbana delivered. Watch on to see how it's done!
Forget about Halloween for a second — because there's another day with a fancy dress code that we're a little more interested in at Fab HQ... Derby Day! Come Saturday the crowds will be frocked up in their black and white best, and subsequently the Sugar eds are knee deep in outfit preparations. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect monochrome frock, or are just in need of little head candy, the fruits of our office online searches might just come in handy. Click through to see what we'll be wearing to celebrate the Spring Carnival's chicest race day . . .
This Spring, let the femme fatale in you thrive . . . at least when it comes to your choice of hair accessories. Recently, Rachel Zoe rocked a black leather turban paired with fully rimmed eyeliner and a red lip look (both well-known, bad-girl staples). And though lace can be cutesy, Poppy Delevingne's animalistic headband skewed more sex kitten than house cat. And then there's British model Portia Freeman, who upped the ante with a spiked headpiece. Get a similar style with this Sportsgirl Spike Headband ($7.95), and let your tough side rule.
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.
Poppy Delevingne stepped out in style for Chanel's Little Black Jacket exhibition in London on Thursday night. The newly engaged style setter hit the scene in a metallic, sheer-panelled mini dress that not only showcased her perfect pair of stems, but also managed to draw attention away from her new bling. Simultaneously stealing the show was Poppy's choice of headwear for the night — she sported a pretty lace cat-ear headband that popped perfectly against her blonde hair and gave her otherwise sexy look a fun, youthful vibe. But what do you think of Poppy's cat ears — do you love the look, or should she have left them at home?
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.