Ascot, wedding season and al fresco drinks invitations have reignited our love of hair accessories! Not just for teens and twenty-year olds, we thing these grown-up hair accessories really add an element of glamour to your style, whatever your hair length!
Floral accessories can sometimes look a little garish but not Sienna Miller’s. Choosing a band that wraps around her topknotted style rather a 3d clip, it means you don’t have to worry about other jewellery and adornments either!
Cream and Blue Floral Bow Alice Band, £3.99
Buy it at newlook.com
Nicole Kidman adds volume and height through the top sections of her hair but keeps the sides smooth and sleek by adding a decorative black slide just above the ear. Perfect if you’re worried about windy weather ruining your style when it comes to the outdoor photos!
Remington Ribbon slides, £3.25
Buy them at Boots stores nationwide
Ponytails are the perfect occasion hairstyle, especially when you add an accessory! Jazz yours up like Victoria Pendleton and rather than placing any adornments near the band, position a fascinator high on your head so the detail comes down over your forehead. Instant wow factor.
Designer Red Feather Flower Hair Piece by Jasper Conran, £40
Buy it at debenhams.com
If you’re worried about having all of your hair pulled back off your face into an updo just a simple black wraparound hair band will break up your look and transform your look from simple to super stylish, just like Amy Adams.
Taking inspiration from the east and the 20s era that’s back in fashion, diamante head pieces are bang on trend and brilliant if you want to wear your hair down. Plus they look just as good on cropped and bobbed hair as they do on long hair like Paris Hilton’s.
Don’t think bows are reserved for little girls, we love the way Delta Goodrem has added this black bow hairband to her mid-length waves for a fresh, modern look. Try it with jeans, a t-shirt and heels for al fresco drinks with friends.
An adorned headband positioned on the crown of your head like American actress Ahna O’Reilly really sets off an updo and can give your style a real Bohemian vibe – great for garden parties and weddings.
Beaded hair accessories look just as good wrapped around an updo as they do placed over a down ‘do like Carrie Underwood’s. Add some curls and you’ve got an instant fashion update.
Sequin bead headband, £8
Buy it at asos.com
Adding an accessory to long hair instantly glams up your look as Lauren Conrad demonstrates with this twinking diamante slide and retro hair and make-up – gorgeous!
Johnny Loves Rosie Diamante Hair Comb, £20.
Buy it at johnlewis.com
Flower corsages aren’t just confined to updos and we salute Rose Byrne for her monochrome floral hair clips that look stylish and sophisticated.
Hair accessories don’t have to be big and bold as Kirsten Dunst proves with this pretty vintage-esque grip – try it if you’re growing out your fringe or have long layers.
You wouldn’t be a true ballroom dancer if you didn’t have a bit of bling in your hair! Kimberley Walsh amps up her soft wavy updo with a simple sparkly slide – gorgeous.
Proving that you can’t beat a good old fashioned hair band, Michelle Williams glamourises her crop with an inch thick black band with subtle detailing on one side.
Katy Perry looks like she’s just stepped out of the Charleston era with her black and silver diamante headband. Paired with retro waves, this is great for weddings and parties.
If you’re wearing your hair high on your head, add an embellished hair band to draw focus back towards your face – just like Lisa on Strictly!
We love Jaime King’s ornate gold hair band. For more of a Cleopatra effect, wear it at the front of your hairline rather than further back towards the crown.
Pulling her hair into a disheveled bun, Courtney Love weaves through some pink silk flowers for a hippy chic effect.
Thin head bands that have 360 detailing are perfect for short hair and updos where the back of your head is visible. And think about adding some colour like Keira for a real wow factor finish.
You might think Marion Cotillard’s humungous bun speaks for itself but the delicate beaded band sets it off a treat.
Flowers can sometimes be pigeonholed as wedding hair only but Sarah Jessica Parker shows us how it’s done, adding a blossoming lilac flower to the side of her plaited top knot.