If you want to be prepared for fall’s trendiest hairstyle- the sleek, slicked-back ponytail- you had better stock up on this season’s most fashionable hair accessories. It doesn't matter what you call them- hair ties, elastics, ponytail holders, scrunchies, hairbands, etc. - a simple rubber band just isn't up to par anymore. The fashion world has upped the ante, and not only should the back of your clothes contain unexpected, interesting details that leave people staring whether you’re coming or going, your hair should also be perfection front and back... even though you can’t see it.
Nylon Hair Elastics:
Nylon hair ties are a cute, inexpensive alternative to the normal hairband. They are also thicker than the average band, giving them more presence, and don’t snag. These elastics are stretchy and come in every color of the rainbow; there are even some designs available that are tie dye, ombre, floral, polka dotted, striped, leopard print, or double-sided. Glitter hair elastics are the perfect addition to a holiday party ensemble, although they’re cute every day! Nylon hair ties can be a tad bit pricey, costing about $12 at stores like Anthropologie, but there are several cheaper alternatives of the same quality in the $4-$5 on Etsy or Amazon.
Embellished Hair Ties:
Embellished hair ties are a great way to add elegance and sparkle to your holiday outfit. Hair ties with crystals, pave beads, shiny baubles, rhinestones, etc. look great on trendy jewel-tone elastics with a metallic sheen. These hair ties are a modern update on a hairband classic.
The ‘Bow’ Tie:
The bow tie hairband is a childhood classic. We’re not saying you have to wear a flamboyant hot pink bow with polka dots, but there are sophisticated bow for adults. For the holidays, metallic and jewel tones are the perfect colors to wear. Also, there are a few different fabrics to choose from: chiffon, lamè, leather, and satin are all relatively safe choices; solid colors are usually best. The key to ensuring your bow is “grown-up” is size: if your bow is larger than about 3 inches in diameter, it’s probably too big!
Give one of these hair ties a try this holiday season for a trendy twist on the classic fashionable ponytail!