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IT’S TIME TO ACCESSORIZE (CATHERINE ZETA JONES + DOUTZEN KROES + BELLA HADID)

In our last blog we briefly touched on hair accessories but they are going to be huge in the upcoming year so lets talk a bit more about them. Often times you can feel like your hair is lacking something. It just didn’t curl right that day or you’re due for a cut. It’s time for a color appointment and your bangs are in your eyes. Don’t stress I have a couple hair hacks for you while still being stylish and on trend. Lets dive into a few ways you can incorporate them into your everyday looks.
As we’ve mentioned countless times the revival of different time periods has been a major influence in fashion as well as hairstyles. Scrunchies were best remembered for their times wrapped around the ponytails of 80’s sitcom stars. You’re thinking Saved by the Bell and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, right? Close, but not quite. Think the same hair accessory but more modern. We won’t be pairing this hair tie with big perms and teased bangs. Instead, think of a low loose pony like the ones pictured below from the runway this season at the Mansur Gavriel show. This look is effortlessly cool while being super low maintenance. Catherine Zeta Jones is another perfect example of how scrunchies can be made chic, modern, and truly used as an accessory. In the photo of her below, she opts for her coat, sunglasses, and scrunchie all in a deep wine color for a stunning monochromatic look.
Two gorgeous examples of a take on the modern scrunchie
Catherine Zeta-Jones & Mansur Gavriel 2017 Show

Remember how we talked about grown out bangs? Bangs are great while you have them but growing them out can be an absolute pain. After a while they turn into an awkward length and you’re unsure of how to style them or get them out of your face. Barretts are back and better than ever. Basically just glorified bobby pins these hair accessories can make you look fashion forward even if you are just trying to keep your hair out of your face. Barretts were huge on the runway this year as well, see the photo supermodel Doutzen Kroes from the Versace Spring 2018 show below. The golden clips add a perfect accent while keeping the hair away from the face and looking sleek and clean.

Doutzen Kroes’ eye makeup compliments her golden accessories beautifully
This last accessory is a last resort so don’t pull this one out unless it is a complete disaster of a hair day. Hats have been huge this year and will continue to keep their place in the fashion world heading into the new year. Whether it be a classic baseball cap, a newsboy hat, or even a beret, you can still have style with minimal effort. Hats can really top off an outfit and push it over the edge so don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and experiment with a new style.
Bella Hadid rocking the ultimate cool girl look- pairing her leather beret with red lipstick and vintage shades

THE WET HAIR LOOK (LILY ALDRIDGE + ZENDAYA + TAVI GEVINSON)

Did you ever think leaving the house with wet hair would actually be on trend? Me either…but we’re in luck. Okay, so the hair in this look isn’t actually wet but it’s made to look like it is. This look that was featured on runways of designers like Prabal Gurung, Creatures of Comfort, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Coach, and Fenty Puma by Rihanna this past NY Fashion Week. This look is a cross between “just stepped out of the ocean Baywatch babe” and “got stuck in a rainstorm on my way to work chic.” Whichever look you are trying to embody, this style isn’t difficult to create and can add a very high fashion feel to your overall look. Lets talk about a few different ways to wear and create it.
If you want to go full out with this style and embrace the overall wet look let me tell you how. Start with hair fresh out of the shower or dampen your hair down with a spray bottle. This look is ideal for embracing your natural texture because no real styling goes into it. Grab a leave in cream product that’ll keep the hair looking wet while maintaining the softness of the hair. The key to is to keep this entire look from going crunchy or it can look very outdated. Run the product throughout the hair from roots to ends. Blow dry the hair on a low heat to seal in the texture and wet look. To finish apply a shine serum all over the hair to keep it looking fresh all day long.

Lily Aldridge walking for Jason Wu fully embracing the wet hair trend
If you aren’t sure about committing to all over wet look but still want to test out the trend try something a little less daring and only wet the top part of your hair. You can either leave the remainder of your hair down and in loose waves like the photo of Zendaya below. This still pulls all the hair away from the face in a very smooth way while keeping texture in the bottom part of the hair. It’s a perfect combination of classic and mature while still being soft and feminine.

Zendaya partially adopting this trend keeping it sleek only at her roots
Or pull the the rest of your hair back and into a glossy sleek bun or pony like Tavi Gevinson, also pictured below. It just depends on how slick and sophisticated you are wanting to go and how far you want to take this trend. If you decide to go all the way and wear your hair in a bun make sure it’s as tight as possible to maintain the clean look. Try putting your hair into a tight bun and using a tint brush to paint on the styling product. This technique slicks down all fly aways and gives great control of the product.

Tavi Gevinson opting for a glossy all over tight low bun