Hair Accessories are fun, fresh and can dramatically change your look or remedy a bad hair day! Azzuro Hair Design takes a look at what’s hot in 2012…
Old school, horseshoe-shaped plastic headbands, often called Alice bands after Alice in Wonderland, are in style once again. Alice bands, as well as simple elastic headbands, look fantastic when paired with 1960s-inspired hairstyles or simply as an accessory to an outfit. What’s great about these hair accessories is that they come in every color and are affordable.
The head scarf is a versatile hair accessory and can be worn year-round but are great in the summertime to protect your hair and scalp from the heat. A head scarf is also a fantastic way to disguise thinning hair, a receding hairline or just a bad hair day… think Bridget Jones in open top sports car and you get the idea!
Floral hair clips
As we head into 2012, floral hair accessories will be more popular than ever. Look for hair clips, combs, barrettes and other accessories in blooming floral motifs. From crystal floral hairpins to flowery chiffon head wraps, you are sure to find an amazing array of floral hair accessories for springtime.
Hair crystals are becoming increasingly popular for adding some sparkle to your look. You basically cut a strip of the crystals from the packet and apply them to your hair with the adhesive side sticking to your hair. Then you flatiron each jewel into place. When you peel away the film, you are left with dazzling hair that is perfect for an evening out. Many celebrities including Beyonce have been spotted with hair crystals in recent months.
Beaded ponytail holders
Instead of plain elastics or tacky scrunchies to hold back your ponytail, use beautiful beaded ponytail holders instead. These types of ponytail holders are like jewellery for your hair. Coral, turquoise and natural stone ponytail holders are very trendy. You can wear necklaces and bracelets to match or just let the hair accessories make a statement on their own.
Pins and Slides
Pretty pins and slides continue to make an impact as we enter 2012. Particularly on trend are Swarovski crystal pins depicting birds, butterflies and jeweled insects. Wear your hair down with a pin on show at the front or use the pin to tidy up strays when your hair is in a ponytail.
Clip in Extensions
There are now wide choices of clip in extensions available from ponytails and buns to full length clip ins. Hair pieces come in hundreds of colours including highlighted pieces to match your own hair. Change your look dramatically simply by clipping in your new hair! Prices start from just €19.99 and are available to order through Azzuro Hair Design.
Fascinators are alice bands with a large feature usually on the side. 1920s style fascinators have moved on a long way from the days when they were just hideous wedding accessories… feathered/sequined and bow design fascinators are all over the catwalks in 2012 and are really easy to wear. Glamourize a little black dress with a beautiful fascinator.