4 Must-Have Fall Hair Accessories

I’m currently in the process of growing out my hair so for the last 6 months I’ve had some very boring hair—straight, one length, and one color. I did get bangs to spice it up a little, but those too are now growing out. Going from shorter to long is a somewhat painful process of awkward hair lengths and no real style.

I’ve done the braid, the bun, and the pony, but I’m still bored… so my next step is to start collecting some fabulous “jewelry” for my hair .

Here are four must-have hair accessories to own this season.

Miu Miu RTW Fall 2011/Anthropologie

There were a lot of classic hair accessories seen on the runways this year making their way back from as far as the 1940’s. Of course I’m more than okay with this, because as we know I’m a classic type of girl. The designs at Miu Miu were straight from the World War II era with the hair combs to match. You can keep it low key with a tortoise shell comb or get fancy with this Grand Fete Comb from Anthropologie. There are a ton of tricks you can do with a comb—a search on YouTube will keep you trying new looks for hours.

Valentino RTW Fall 2011/L. Erickson at Nordstrom

The models at Valentio sported silky low ponytails adorned with simple satin ribbon headbands. “It’s a little bit Catherine Deneuve, a little bourgeois, and very Valentino,” said Palau, the hairdresser that created this look. If you have darker hair try a headband with a bow to make it stand out our even another color like crimson red.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011/ L. Erickson at Nordstrom

An extreme take on the classic hair barrette was seen at Alexander McQueen (would we expect anything less?) with the models’ hair literally covered in gold and black barrettes. This is obviously not the easiest look to pull off (ok I’m sure no one is really going to try this)… One barrette will surely do.

Free People/Missoni

Classic in the sense of culture and history is the Turban or head warp. Missoni, Free People, Anthropologie, and EUGENIA KIM are just a few of the brands contributing to this trend. The likes of such stylish celebrities as Rachel Zoe and the Olsen sisters have been seen sporting these head dressings, and who can forget the custom Gold Saturn glam-urban SJP wears in Sex and the City 2. For this look keep hair down, wavy (naturally or otherwise) or with loose curls.

By Kristianne Young

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