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Much like with the fall 2019 jewelry, the fall/ winter 2019-2020 hair accessory trends delivered the feminine touch that was mostly missing from the runways. Jewels, pearls, bows, and florals only represent part of the feminine touch that was so plentiful in the fall 2019 runway hair accessories.
With that being said, it’s not as though grunge didn’t figure in the fall 2019 hair accessory trends. It certainly did, primarily in the form of leather and chain decorations.
On the cozy side of things, we had head scarves and fuzzy hair accessories show up as a great alternative to the fall 2019 hats. For those who’d rather avoid drama or cutesiness, some of the minimalist fall/ winter 2019 hair accessory trends included bobby pins and wide hair ties.
#1. Jeweled Barrettes & Hair Clips
For most of us, barrettes and hair brooches are not part of our everyday look, but it is a known fact that they add something special to an evening look. You don’t have to save these bejeweled fall 2019 hair accessories for fancy events, though – their whole point is to add that touch of magic to everyday life.
At Vivetta, leaf-shaped barrettes were as lovely as can be, made of silver and decorated with a few colorful pearls. To match all the blingy jewelry at Paco Rabanne, silver and crystal barrettes decorated the models’ hair. They were applied on both sides, towards the back, usually decorating little braids in a unique multi-part updo.
Dark metal barrettes at Versace were made to fit the ’90s vibe of the collection, while gold ones studded with colorful gems added a bit of glamour. Lastly, at Ashish, the only hair accessories that could possibly stand out from the massive wigs the models wore were long, bejeweled barrettes.
#2. Blingy Head Covering
Now, for really special occasions, forget about those little decorations. For the fall/ winter 2019 hair accessory trends, designers made sure that you cover your whole head in a bejeweled covering.
You may have already seen the headpieces at Area, since they are making the rounds. They were made of crystal mesh in either icy white or rainbow colors, and covered the head, falling over the hair.
Head coverings at Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood were just as ornate, as they surrounded the whole head in a beaded or metallic fringe. Lastly, our favorite blingy head covering was the rhinestone covered hijab Alima Haden wore on the Christian Cowan runway.
#3. Pearl Hair Accessories
Pearls were one of the most ubiquitous jewelry elements this season, so to match they were also heavily incorporated into various hair accessories, becoming one of the bigger fall 2019 hair accessory trends.
At Simone Rocha, the few models that didn’t wear beaded headbands wore pretty barrettes densely studded with lovely little pearls. The pearls were just as dense at Shrimps, where models wore rounded headbands absolutely covered with the precious little spheres. While white is the traditional color for a pearl, there were also pearl headbands in blue.
#4. More Chains!
Chains were everywhere on the runways this season, in some instances made of dark metal to grunge up a look or made of gold in other instances to present luxury. Hair stylists found all kinds of ways to incorporate chains into the fall 2019 hairstyles.
For example, at Christian Siriano, thinner chains were attached to strands of hair, and then pulled back with them into a low-hanging ponytail, giving an industrial vibe to looks that would have otherwise been overly pretty. Large link chains made for perfect headbands at Balmain, adding a dramatic touch that perfectly straddled grunge and elegance.
The fashionable way to wear a headband is unfortunately also the least useful one. If your needs are strictly beauty related, and you don’t mind still getting hair in your face, then definitely pick up one of these creations, and plot it right on top of your head, as the fall 2019 hair accessory trends dictate.
The headbands at Simone Rocha were super memorable, since they were made of twisted loops that slightly reminded us of tiaras, and were completely covered in beads. They came primarily in black, but there were also a few in red or white.
Black headbands at Ermanno Scervino were decorated with white flowers, an update on a more childish style that was cleverly paired with mature garments like leather jackets. While most headbands were the solid type, black fabric headbands at Molly Goddard were a sober complement to the massive pink gowns that closed the show.
Headbands were back for another season at Prada, albeit on fewer models. This season’s headbands were smaller and satin-covered, with a bow at the center.
Somewhere between hats and hair accessories sit the wonderful fascinators. This unique type of headgear is the key to infusing your ensemble with theatricality, and it showed up as one of the more significant fall 2019 hair accessory trends.
The sequined fascinators at Michael Kors will be perfect for any evening occasion. Shaped like an open spiral, the fascinators will be recognizably high fashion, with veil detailing that will add drama to any outfit.
Fascinators at Dolce & Gabbana ranged from simple and elegant to truly unique. The one we can’t get out of our head is a fascinator shaped like bejeweled bird that simply sat atop the head, but more wearable ones were decorated with flowers and veils.
#7. Scarves as Headgear
We think of the fashion month as a time to see what’s going to be big, and we view designers as trailblazers. However, the truth is that often they are very late to come around to something, and this is one such instance.
For the first time, we saw a significant number of headscarves on the runways, wrapped to totally cover the hair. While some designers are becoming more inclusive in earnest, we most have simply finally realized that Muslim women have enormous purchasing power.
A beaded scarf wrapped over the head at Emilia Wickstead seemed extra warm but seriously beautiful – the perfect headscarf for a cold day in London. At Andreas Kronthaler, scarves were wrapped around both to look like turbans and to totally obscure the hair and neck, giving a few options for modest head coverings.
For a cozy-chic take on headscarves, woollen scarves at Molly Goddard were wrapped around both the head and neck and even totally covered the hair, in a way that we think will be celebrated by anyone who is over winter hats.
Bows are a cute, feminine embellishment that instantly adds charm to a look, so no surprise they showed up all over the Fashion Week as some of the more ubiquitous fall 2019 hair accessories.
Big bows, sometimes with a rippled end, were used as hair clips at Rodarte, and were occasionally combined with big flowers to prove that there was no such thing as too much.
While most models wore bonnets at Emilia Wickstead, many others had their hair pulled up into a top knot, instead, which was secured at the base with a small bow. There was a similar bows-and-top-knots look at Ashley Williams, as well.
At Chanel, semi-ponytails were often secured with black ribbons tied into bows, while at Oscar de la Renta, the same treatment was given to low-slung ponytails.
#9. Fuzz, Feathers, and Fur
Fuzzy items are great for keeping us feeling cozy in winter, but in the form of fall/ winter 2019-2020 hair accessory trends they also add an interesting texture to the hair that is nothing short of luxurious.
It was just a hint of fuzz at Chanel that beautifully decorated the ribbons used to tie the models’ hair back into semi-ponytails, and added the perfect texture for winter. Fuzzy faux-fur headbands at Shrimps lent the Grecian collection a warmer, northerly touch that contrasted against the flowy dresses presented. It was all about fuzzy headbands at Loewe, which were worn paired with matching fuzzy boas, particularly on the models not wearing those iconic animal ear hats.
#10. Flower Hair Accessories
Flowers for the fall 2019 runway hair accessories? Groundbreaking! Despite the inappropriate season, flowers were bright and lush on the runways since designers refused to believe the weather was going to get inhospitable to plant life.
The Rodarte runway was like a garden explosion, with a variety of different flowers as the inspiration for a variety of fall 2019 hair accessories, from flower crowns to headbands to small clips. Flowers also brought the drama at Dolce & Gabbana, where they decorated all kinds of headbands and fascinators. At Ermanno Scervino, small, flower-shaped clips in white decorated haphazardly pulled-back hair.
#11. Leather Hair Accessories
Every item we could imagine had its leather iteration this season, so leather hair accessories were a natural part of the fall 2019 hair accessory trends. A leather hair accessory, much like chain hair accessories, turns any look into something fiercer.
At Alexander McQueen, a cord of leather densely wrapped around a plait of hair going down the back contributed to a powerful battle-ready effect that Sarah Burton had been cultivating in the collection. Leather headbands worn at Drome had a very sleek look that provided contrast to slightly mussed, damp hair as well as to knitted headbands that were worn by other models.
#12. Wide Hair Ties
With low-slung ponytails being one of the most common hairstyles, wide hair ties that could facilitate this style in as elegant a way as possible became one of the fall/ winter 2019-2020 hair accessory trends.
For a simple, black version of these hair ties you can examine Akris, where the long cinching added structure and elegance to the haphazard and lived-in styling of the ponytail. At Byblos, the wider hair ties were shiny and blingy, covered in small white crystals, and they actually aided in creating high ponytails rather than low ones.
The wide hair ties at Tibi were made of a solid material (maybe leather) and were minimalistic yet impactful.
#13. Logos and Words
Logo mania is real, and the fashion world would be nothing without it. For the fall 2019 runway hair accessories both logos and words made for excellent embellishments.
“Chanel” barrettes studded with pearls were used in some instances instead of ribbons to tie hair back, and proclaim the name of the brand that was on everyone’s lips after the passing of Karl Lagerfeld.
It was also all about the brand name at Rodarte, where a golden barrette proclaiming the label in art nouveau typography made for one of the less dramatic but most beautiful hair accessories.
Every season we can’t help but obsess over the new crop of wordy hair clips at Ashley Williams. For fall, the jeweled hair clips proclaimed sentiments like “BAD” and “DREAM” along with names of cities like “LONDON” and “TOKYO.”
#14. Simple Bobby Pins
You don’t have to wear massive flower crowns or ultra-blingy clips every day, since the fall 2019 hair accessory trends also included simple, visible bobby pins. We like these hair accessories as they fit in better with some of the more minimalist fall 2019 fashion trends we saw this season.
The hair was as simple as can be at Blumarine, with soft waves and a side part that was kept neat with the help of a single, brown bobby pin. This lent a schoolgirl effect to the runway.
The use of metallic jumbo bobby pins at Lela Rose was minimalist yet creative. Three parallel bobby pins were applied along the side of the pulled-back hair, adding just a touch of shine.
Photos via Vogue, Livingly