It’s official, the New Year is upon us and it’s brought a whole pile of new trends in the worlds of fashion, make-up, and our personal favorite, hair. We’ve been keeping our eye on some of the biggest trendsetters across the globe, and we’ve noticed one thing. 2014 is the year of hair accessories! This is definitely good news for everyone out there who wants to try out a new look with their tresses, but doesn’t want to commit to a dramatic new haircut or a bold and daring dye-job.
Don’t believe us? Check out this list we’ve rounded up of this season’s must-have bows, barrettes, and everything in between.
Add a little style to your look while keeping those stubborn bangs out of your eyes with embellished bobbypins. These simple and small accessories can add a little sparkle or a subtle wow-factor to virtually any hairdo.
Best of all, they’re super easy to make at home as long as you’re armed with a pack of bobbypins, a little glue, and a handful of beads, faux flowers, or pretty much anything else you can think of! Since they’re so affordable and easy to create, you can experiment without stress!
This retro-inspired trend made it’s big re-appearance a couple years ago, and it’s not going anywhere in 2014! We’re certainly not complaining about it either. Feathers are one of the most diverse accessories out there, and can be used to embellish headbands, barrettes, and bobbypins alike. Earth tones and bright colors can give your look an eclectic, bohemian vibe, whereas glossy black or white feathers offer that chic, 1930s flapper-feel.
Once upon a time, fascinators—lavish hairpieces full of lace and feathers—were reserved for the rich and famous at the most formal of events like weddings and galas. Today, fascinators have hit the main stream and are a great way to add a statement piece to any outfit, whether its formal or not! Spruce up your everyday office look with a nice neutral piece, or go for something a bit more “fascinating” to turn your day look into your night-on-the-town look in seconds.
Last year, we saw the rise of the flower headband—particularly popular among the music-festival crowd. While this trend isn’t dead yet, we’re going to see flowers take a more eclectic and random approach in 2014, a la the image above.
Ponytail Holders and Decorative Elastics
A few years ago, an elastic band was all it took to achieve the always-popular ponytail, and aside from the occasional bauble embellishment or ever-dreaded scrunchie, there weren’t many alternatives. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. 2014 is trading in the basic elastic bands for stylish ponytail holders made of anything from leather and gold to fur and elaborate bead.
Rocking the ponytail with these accessories is just as easy as before, but now you can turn one of the simplest looks into the book, into a high fashion and put-together style even without using the professional hair tools .
Emma is a consultant plastic surgeon in Canada. She loves to make people feel more confident about themselves and their bodies. Besides work, she love to swim, bike and dance in her spare time,and also spend a lot of quality time with my kitty Lovy!