For years, less-is-more hair has been in. Think messy, tousled, unbrushed, middle-parted beach waves, stick-straight lobs, free-flying natural curls, “wet look” lengths that glamorize the act of starting your day (or night) without so much as toweling off.
Well, by the look of this season’s shows, those days are gone (or, at the very least, the trend’s losing speed). On runways from New York to Paris, designers embraced the idea that troubling times call for whimsical, optimistic fashion — clothes, shoes and yes, even hair accessories that make us smile.
Some went the easy route, plucking our already twanging nostalgia strings. Scrunchies tickled the necks of models at Mansur Gavriel; at Versace, 90s hairstyles decorated Gigi, Kendall, Bella and Kaia’s heads. Others (Rochas, Fenty x Puma) asked us to repurpose ribbons and bungee cords (respectively) or give head-turning, jewel-embellished crowns a try (Dolce & Gabbana, but you knew that already).
We’re game — are you? Rhetorical question. Click through the slideshow above to shop this season’s most fun, runway-approved hair accessories. The best part? While hair posts are typically tricky — given that you, the readers, are a diverse set of people with a wide range of hair types to match — these decorations (with the exception of a few ponytail holders) work with pretty much all lengths and textures.