Summertime is brutal on hair – what with humidity, swimming in pools, the ocean, and all the beatings your hair takes just from whipping it up into ponytails, buns and braids. There are some great conditioners out there to help battered tresses, but for the basic styling issues, let us suggest some options to brighten your mood and of course, hold back your hair.
A Alicia Wedding is a great hair accessory line out of London that produces handmade accessories based on “exploiting the textural and sculptural possibilities of ethically produced and vintage fabrics.”
The accessories are great for weddings but also great for adding a little pizazz to traditional bridal garb. And after your wedding day, you’ll have something really cute to wear at a later date.
Frogs and Pots recycles and re-purposes cast off materials when creating her hair accessories, fashioning them into little works of art for your locks.
I love this little fabric covered button elastic.
Etsy’s Niandra combines vintage glass and lucite beads with high quality handmade findings in copper, brass, silver or gunmetal. Her unique designs are gifts to us when it comes to maintaining side swoops and overly sunblocked bangs.
You can buy from BeSomethingNew’s website or custom order a hair accessory utilizing their vintage stash of goodies. This delicate headband is so summery and pretty you’ll want to frolic through a meadow, picnic with a lover, or do both and see what happens.
California native Leslie Yang, founder and designer for Feisty Elle, has a love for bright colors and bold accessories (which I share with her). She produces hair clips made from laser cut Merino Wool felt. Love.
Thea Starr creates the most beautiful (non-wilting) flowers out of vintage kimonos. Choose from pin forks, hair clips, bobby pins, combs and headbands.
Have fun deciding which one you like best as they’re magnificent.
Image: Evil Erin