Bejewelled hair slides, gilded hairpins, bedazzled clips, embellished headbands, blinged-out bobby pins, bows, ribbons, scarves, scrunchies and the dress-up staple of little girls everywhere—barrettes and tiaras—are a huge fashion trend right now. Singles, doubles and the-more-the-merrier hair accessories are showing up in fashionable tresses for Summer 2019.
Gucci started the ball rolling with a $400 logo-emblazoned crystal hair clip and suddenly hair adornments started taking over the world/ ie. Instagram. As a no-logo lover, that would be not for me.
Of course, all the It-Girls looked chic and fabulous but would the 50+ crowd sport this hair statement trend or simply sit it out? Dawn Lucy from Fashion Should Be Fun did doubles and admitted, I could see how barrettes can go all kinds of wrong. Meanwhile, Margaret Manning advises Just going for it! in her YouTube hair demo on Sixty and Me as she dons a jewelled headband.
Would Helen Mirren coyly tuck her fine hair behind a strategically placed slider on the red carpet? Would Anna Wintour glam up her famous bob? Well, not that I’ve seen, however, there are plenty of inspiring vintage examples. Diamonds make hair ornaments decidedly grown-up rather than little girlish. Don’t diamonds make everything better? I think Tiffany & Co. should jump on this trend and start offering hair jewellery.
FROM DRUGSTORE TO JEWELLERY STORE
There is something for every taste and budget. Here are a few I like:
VICTORIAN ANTIQUE French Hair Piece ca.1890. 18 KT yellow gold, 10 rose-cut diamonds and horn
What are you wearing in your hair?