- Traditional with a twist: These little accessories are the perfect blend of functional and stylish, as Nicole showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. Style the top of your hair with plenty of volume, slick the sides toward the back, and secure with an embellished barrette or two.
- In alignment: Two barrettes stacked on top of each other make for an interesting (and functional) look, like Cara's accented sideswept style. Stacking also looks gorgeous with a handful of bobby pins.
- Classic with curls: Zooey displayed the easiest and most classic way to wear your barrette: in a chic half-up 'do. Add some loose curls to your hair before teasing around the crown. Gather the hair from your ears up at the back of your head and secure with your barrette. The bolder the better.
The A/W 2011 Alexander McQueen show had some of the most standout hair in all of Paris Fashion Week, with models' heads all but concealed beneath an armour 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. What do you think of the look?
WOW. What. A. Week. From Spring statement lips to barrettes (or hair slides to you and me) being back, it's been a full-on injection of glitz and glamour this NYFW. While some designers (and one Gossip Girl star) were pushing white eyeshadow, others upped the ante with sunshine yellow. But if you're feeling overwhelmed and downright confused as to what you should be wearing right now, just have a scroll through our Beauty Trends for Spring 2011 . . . Whaddya reck? Does any look in particular take your fancy?