When we're having a not-so-good hair day, a ponytail is our saving grace. But after attempting to wrap our locks with black elastic ponytail holders that have gone ratty, we can definitely upgrade to better and more beautiful hair accessories.
During New York Fashion Week Fall 2015, models walked down the runways at Tanya Taylor, Suno, Zimmermann and Cushnie et Ochs sporting anything-but-basic hair accessories. From black leather cord ties with silver hardware to bronze brooches that looked like miniature pieces of art, the pulled-back hairstyles were far from plain thanks to these fashionable adornments.
Check out the cool hair accessories we spotted backstage at New York Fashion Week below. Plus, find out how to recreate the looks with our insider tips.
Tanya Taylor Fall 2015
Get the look: Mist Thickening Hairspray all over hair and blow dry. Then part hair down the center, make a ponytail and secure with an elastic band at the nape of the neck. Finish by wrapping a leather tie around the band spritz hair with Does It All to smooth any flyaways.
Suno Fall 2015
Get the look: Before straightening hair section by section, apply Kenra Hot Spray 20 to achieve a sleek finish. Slick hair back from front to back with a comb, using Kenra Platinum Working Spray 14 to maintain hold and keep the hair in place. Then gather strands at the back into a low ponytail, loop the ends upwards and clip into a barrette.
Zimmermann Fall 2015
Get the look: Prep hair with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam. Then create a severe center part and blow dry hair away from the face with a brush. Section off the bottom of hair two to three inches from the base of nape. Brush the top half of the hair back into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. Take a small section of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Place the square portion of the brooch around the wrapped pony, and use the pin to thread underneath to create the look of a ribbon. To finish, smooth on Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 – Cushioning Blow Dry Gel and Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray over top of hair.
Cushnie Et Ochs Fall 2015
Get the look: Mist hair from the mid lengths to ends with Moroccanoil Root Boost to give texture and soft definition. Create a deep side-part and generously apply Moroccanoil Styling Gel directly to roots while smoothing hair down flat. Comb hair back off the face and tuck behind ears. Use a large, two-inch barrel curling iron to create slight bend at mid-lengths of hair for a loose, piece-y wave. Geometrically arrange bobby pins around back of head from ear-to-ear to accentuate the dual hair textures. Set style with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for a lacquered finish and extra hold.