Unless you’re channelling your inner Britney Spears circa 1998, you may have previously chosen to steer clear of hair ribbons, perhaps thinking you’ll look too much like a schoolgirl. But this underrated accessory has been given a new lease of life in recent years, moving away from the realms of classrooms and school uniforms and becoming a chic and elegant addition to low ponytails, high buns and half-up half-down styles. This schoolgirl staple has come of age and is a classy accessory for everything from the boardroom to the red carpet. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s wearing it and how you can ace the look!
Spotted at New York Fashion Week
Beautiful hair ribbons were everywhere at this September’s New York Fashion Week, with American designers such as Tory Burch and Marchesa, and British stylists like Martha Ward, creating looks that featured simple hair ribbons and bows. The amazing thing was that all the looks that used ribbons had a really effortless appearance – no highly stylised hairdos; just low ruffled ponytails, simple plaits and slicked-back down dos. We love this about it: this is one catwalk look that can definitely be replicated for a stunningly chic everyday style!
Graceful low ponytails
Whether you’ve got sleek, straight hair or tight, bouncy curls, an elegant low ponytail always looks smart. It doesn’t need to be perfect either: in fact, some of the loveliest low ponytails have a few hairs out of place! Adding a loose ribbon over the hairband can bring this style to life, making it look classy and individual. We love thick silk ribbons that fall just below the ends of your hair, adding loads of texture and movement to the hairstyle. If you have dark hair, you could experiment with black velvet ribbons for a bit of drama. Or, if you’ve got lovely long hair, then how about plaiting it and adding a bit of extra length by tying it with a loose silky ribbon? The possibilities are endless for this gorgeous accessory.
Hair ribbons are just one way to add instant texture and interest to a hairstyle. If you want to go further to add some individuality to your hair, then you could experiment with colour too – perhaps opting for natural-looking balayage or going a few steps bolder with hidden rainbow hair! Team your new colour with a complementary ribbon for a truly unique look.
Here at the House of Klamer, we’d be happy to help you create a beautiful hairdo with a ribbon for a special occasion. Contact us today to find out more or to book an appointment.