This Season's Must-Have Hair Accessories

Tie your summer look together with this season’s must-have hair accessories.


1. Bow Down

Difficulty Level 2/3

Can’t let go of the messy bun? You’re in luck, because Dolce & Gabbana’s catwalk hair takes your usual mop from crazy cat-lady to creative chic in no time. Lead hairstylist at the show, Guido Palau, says the key to pulling it off is...confidence: “You need to be able to twist your hair up, tie a bow, and roll with it.” To get the look, “Start by pulling clean, dry hair (don’t worry about the texture) into a ponytail at the crown of the head and twisting it into a knot, securing it loosely with an elastic,” says Guido. Add a few large kirby grips to keep the bun in place, then rub your fingers around the hairline to create some fly-aways. To finish, tie a large bow around your head and dig out your red lippy.



2. Elastic Fantastic

Difficulty Level 3/3

Dior’s dancer-inspired ’do will have you hopping on the headband wagon instantly. “At home, I’d start by blowdrying the hair straight with a smoothing styling cream, then spray it with a gritty texturising spray,” says Guido. At the show, the back of the hair was then separated into two low ponytails using styling clips. But, as the focus here is on your elastic at the front, you can make do with a very slick, neat low bun. Then just add two stretchy headbands on top. It’s show time.



3. Silky Slicker

Difficulty Level 1/3

If you’re after a speedy way to upgrade your work look, then this simple Burberry style has you covered. To recreate it, Guido says, “Run a smoothing cream through the hair and blowdry it straight using a round brush—this will give the roots some volume. Then brush shine serum through the lengths and use fingers to scrape the hair back into a low ponytail, twisting it into a bun and securing it with an elastic.” Finish it all off by knotting a small scarf around the bun. Et voilà.



Oriflame HairX Smooth & Sleek Styling Hair Cream, 499



L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Liss Control+, 475



Batiste Dry Shampoo Instant Hair Refresh Fruity & Cheeky Cherry, 649



BBLunt Climate Control Anti-Frizz Leave-In Cream, 275



Philips ThermoProtect Ionic Hairdryer, Rs. 2,760