It's safe to say that Kate Spade has the most festive hair accessories around, such as this year's trio of holiday barrettes. While they're a splurge at $78, their tongue-in-cheek phrases make them all the more covetable. The "cha cha cha" and "oh la la" barrettes will have you wanting to dance, flirt, and sip on candy cane martinis all night long. And the "pop fizz clink" barrette will remind you that sometimes too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing. Wear them side-by-side with your hair up or down for a trendy look. Or wear them all yearlong — they're universal enough to be appropriate for a wide array of occasions.
The Fall 2011 Alexander McQueen show had some of the most exciting hair in all of Paris Fashion Week, with models' heads all but concealed beneath an armor of large metal barrettes. As with most things McQueen, the look was equal parts medieval romance and dark modernity. Get a 360-degree view of how stylists put the barrettes together, and marvel at just how many hair accessories they used.
The wispy strands that adorn wee ones heads can be hard to style. But if you're a mama looking to frill up your lil girl, A Babe Is Born makes delicate bows for your lil darling. The "stylishly sweet bowtique" offers oodles of ribbon clips ($4) to match any ensemble.
Offering flower, heart, and scottie dog designs, to name a few, your dear will happily tie her hair back in these ornaments that come in every shade of the rainbow.
I feel pretty, oh so pretty! Styling a wee one's tresses can be difficult, especially when your princess is particular about her accessories. Giddy Giddy makes the task easier with cheerful felt barrettes ($9) that most lil girls find delightful. Puppy lovers will fawn over the Fido clip while sugar tooth sweethearts may drool over the popsicle option. Once you've got the hair situation tamed, you can surprise your tot with an accompanying Giddy Giddy owl or elephant pouch ($30) to catch all of her fabulous new clips.
In the rush of a school morning, the less you have to think about, the more likely you are to get out the door on time. That's why I was so excited to find these adorable days-of-the-week barrettes ($60). The set comes with a variety of colors that are sure to match your daughter's Fall wardrobe.
The handmade clips are made of individually stitched pieces of felt with the clip sewn inside, so there is no glue to get stuck in your lil one's hair. With clips preassigned for each day of the week, that's one less argument you and your princess have as you try to make it to the schoolhouse on time.
My daughter has a thick of platinum-blonde hair, but as an infant the baby-fine strands had a hard time holding on to decorative clips. And, there's nothing more annoying than having your lil darling decked out in a dress and being asked if she's a boy!
Then, I found these fool-proof barrettes by No Slippy Hair Clippy. The $6–$20 handmade bows are velvet lined with a magnetic clip that secures them to the hair shaft and won't do any damage if your tot tugs at them. Available in everyday and soirée styles all named for lil girls from Ava to Lola to Kennedy, you can find the perfect accessory for any outfit. And, this mom-owned company makes special varieties for holidays and birthdays.
Have you got hair barrettes all over the house? Or do they disappear without explanation like socks in the laundry? I've got an easy solution for you.
Take a piece of ribbon and tie a pretty bow with it. Then, take another piece of ribbon, about a foot long and using a push pin, secure them both to the wall. Now you can clip all the barrettes on the ribbon in one assigned spot.