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It's easy to stick to what is easy and what you know - hair straight and down. However, this winter, the designers are saying it's time to spruce our barnets up a little bit with a variety of accessories. Sure, there were some outrageous 'dos to be had, but there were also some really wearable styles too. 

 

Bejeweled 

Hair clips got a dazzling makeover for Fall 2018, with multiple designers using the accessory to inject some sparkle into their beauty look. Zadig & Voltaire showcased playful silver clips in striking lightning forms, while Chanel's stylist Sam McKnight adorned the models' messy top knots with good old fashioned "Double C" clips. Max Mara was also a fan of the monogrammed, studded hair clip, and Dolce & Gabbana took the trend to more extreme measures with glittering, tiara-style headpieces.

 

 

Old-school

 

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Designers got nostalgic for the hair accessories of old this season, reaching back into the '80s and 90s for inspiration. Prabal Gurung's stretchy alice bands channeled middle-school chic, and were showcased by Bella Hadid et al along with messy chignons. Alexander Wang's banana clips were a big talking point, thanks to a style that saw the models double up on retro grips in metallic colors, while Christian Siriano took a preppy approach, crafting old-school ponytails featuring a row of three barrette clips. Faustine Steinmetz also doubled down on tortoise shell barrettes for an intellectual take on French girl beauty.

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Offbeat

 

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As per always with fashion season, there were of course several more alternative hair accessories on show. Tom Ford gave the wide headband an edgy update by reimagining it in leather textures for a sexy athleisure vibe, and Dries Van Noten's show saw the models' side parts accented with singular ostrich feathers dyed in vibrant colours

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