While it’s still very much about simplicity with a twist, runway hair has never looked more beautiful, that effortless-meets-extraordinary quality spotted on the catwalk promising to maintain every little bit of its charm upon being translated into real life.

For spring / summer 2016 the ponytails may have been kept low, the French twists classic, the textures messy but it’s the use of hair accessories to take the looks from pretty basic to ultra-special. There were satin ribbons upgrading uncomplicated styles, bows adorning feminine knots, gilded accents hinting to modern, Goddess-like beauty, plus tiaras and headbands full on timeless glamour.

Read on below to get inspired by the best hair accessories from the spring 2016 runways.

Remember to follow us on Facebook if you want to keep up to date with all the spring 2016 hairstyles.

Hair accessories for spring 2016.

Crowns, pins, printed scarves, ribbons and bows, ornate crowns and lush garlands: it doesn’t take an expert’s eye to recognize that the spring 2016 hair accessories chose to pay homage to unadulterated femininity, and to its countless striking interpretations:

Ribbons & bows.

A black satin ribbon loosely tied around an unfussy low ponytail transformed a basic, everyday hair do into an evening statement at Oscar de la Renta:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Black ribbons at Oscar de la Renta, S/S ’16

Equal parts quintessentially Parisian, cool and easy, the spiky, messy chignons at Lanvin were instantly softened up with something as simple as a well-placed, highly French satin bow:

best hair accessories spring 2016
French satin bows at Lanvin, S/S ’16

Twisted both around the throat and the hair, the pastel ribbons at Christian Dior reached a state-of-the-art status upon being layered over with statement jewels:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Ornate pieces of fabric at Christian Dior, S/S ’16

best hair accessories spring 2016
Ornate pieces of fabric at Christian Dior, S/S ’16

The same off-kilter cool effect was also embraced by Mary Katrantzou, where the ribbon-choker accessories were described not as headbands, nor barrettes, but as the new, different way to accessorize the hair:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Ribbon-choker accessories at Mary Katrantzou, S/S ’16

best hair accessories spring 2016
Ribbon-choker accessories at Mary Katrantzou, S/S ’16

Slicked back hair topped off with exaggerated bow headbands borrowed from the ’90s at Cushnie et Ochs, where the hair accessories alone sufficed in making an ultra-sexy statement:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Oversized bow headbands at Cushnie et Ochs, S/S ’16

Tiaras & headbands.

School-girl chic meets dark beauty at Miu Miu where playful headbands worn with low, behind-the-ear pigtails alluded towards innocence, only to be contradicted by the string of dark, stained, vampy lips:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Playful headbands at Miu Miu, S/S ’16

To be a rock & roll queen for a day seems rather easy if we were to judge by the cool mood set at Saint Laurent, where models strutted down the runway sporting bedhead hair and ornate tiaras:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Ornate tiaras at Saint Laurent, S/S ’16

Opulent crowns and garlands reimagined the classic use of hair accessories at Dolce & Gabbana, in being made to carry the bold and unmistakable Italian flavour:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Lush crowns at Dolce & Gabbana, S/S ’16

A bit grungy and a whole lot pretty, the take on beauty at No. 21 was by no means ordinary, hyper-feminine headbands softening up the rebellious mindset:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Sparkly headbands at No. 21, S/S ’16

Dreamy on the verge of ethereal, the blossoming flower crowns at Moncler Gamme Rouge managed to polish and perfect the array of texturized, slightly undone, half-up, half-down hairstyles:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Blossoming flower crowns at Moncler Gamme Rouge, S/S ’16

Pearlescent and precious, layered over messy locks, the jeweled crown at Gucci put further emphasis on the strong impact a well-chosen accessory can have when paired to even the most uncomplicated of hairstyles:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Pearl crown at Gucci, S/S ’16

Childhood pigtails were given a futuristic make-over at Chanel, where wide, double barrettes secured them low at back, and silver metallic headbands reinforced some of their classic, girly feel:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Silver hair accessories at Chanel, S/S ’16

best hair accessories spring 2016
Silver hair accessories at Chanel, S/S ’16

Gilded accents.

Perhaps the most striking of spring 2016 hair accessories, the Grecian-esque golden barrettes at Rodarte made a point out of reinventing the way cool-girls should accessorize. Placement to craftsmanship, these dainty accessories are everything:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Golden barrettes at Rodarte, S/S ’16

Keeping up with the nymph theme and making use of the same gilded accents, the Grecian Goddess hair at Alberta Ferretti evoked an otherworldly feel with its soft twists, baby hairs and golden elastics:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Golden elastics at Alberta Ferretti, S/S ’16

Metallic, foliage-inspired and fit for a Goddess, the golden crown at Alice + Olivia was also pointing towards a romanticized version of spring:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Golden crown at Alice + Olivia, S/S ’16

Luxe barrettes.

Punk princesses wear their hair up in wet, grungy dos accented by sparkly barrettes placed at random. Or at least, this is how they did at Marc Jacobs, where sweaty and glamorous suddenly became part of the same sentence: 

best hair accessories spring 2016
Sparkly barrettes at Marc Jacobs, S/S ’16


Scarves are all the range for spring 2016, and as hair accessories they command attention by employing effortlessness, like it was the case at Dolce & Gabbana. Topping off romantic holiday hair, bold, printed scarves added the little extra hint of personality to the softest of chignons:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Printed scarves at Dolce & Gabbana, S/S ’16

Also alluding to a holiday, but the more colourful, exotic type, the retro scarves at Naeem Khan channeled the ’50s and the ’60s, celebrating muses Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Retro scarves at Naeem Khan, S/S ’16

“Young, soft and sensual”, the carefully constructed, easy waves at Badgley Mischka implored for a one-of-a-kind hair accessory to top them off. And it came in the guise of various pieces of tulle that were used to hold the hair in place, tied around the neck and secured at its base, the locks softly tucked in and flattened:

best hair accessories spring 2016
Tulle hair accessories at Badgley Mischka, S/S ’16

Hair accessories for spring 2015

Sometimes looking beautiful has little to do with the amount of effort, or hours spent trying to build the extraordinary. Every now and then a modern twist, or a delicate adornment can easily succeed where a complex process fails entirely. As the hair trends for spring 2015 insist on pointing out, the upcoming season is all about achieving a sense of effortlessness, whether through the style itself or an unexpected use of hair accessories.

From flower crowns and leather bindings, to gold clips and silk scarves, the spring of 2015 mixes modern toughness with the best of femininity. Either you opt for sleek hairstyles and equally polished hair accessories, or you choose to take the subtle route and play upon delicate embellishments, one thing is certain: hair accessories are a key statement to be made all throughout spring and summer 2015.

Evoking the elegance of past eras while keeping close to today’s idea of luxury, the hair accessories for spring 2015 are are imagined to be individual, unexpected, different. Paired to perfectly polished, or perfectly undone hairstyles, they are set to make the strongest impact if allowed to shine all on their own.

Flower hair accessories.

Flower crowns.

No matter how far they push the boundaries, or how close they stick to the traditional route, flowers are ought to blossom on the runways come spring. And when they’re not adorning the prettiest of dresses, they’re most likely beautifying the hair in the most unexpected ways.

At Marchesa, pastel feathers and exquisite crystals were crafted into glorious flower crowns imagined to upgrade the messy, undone boho waves, and soften up the darkly lined eyes.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Flower crowns at Marchesa S/S ’15

The same cool girl rocking loosely worn waves and just-kissed lips at Marchesa, was envisioned to introduce another gorgeous floral headpiece on the runway, this time one dipped in brilliant colours, carrying through with the boho sentiments just across the forehead.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Flower crowns at Marchesa S/S ’15

Fresh flowers.

All things feminine, soft and pretty found themselves channeled in Dolce & Gabbana’s romantic Spanish chignon for spring 2015. Where the hairstyle was rich and luxurious, the fresh roses and carnations added the right amount of effortlessness for the loose buns to gain an overall sense of airiness.

These lavish floral arrangements are the kind that promise to translate perfectly from runway to real life.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Fresh flowers at Dolce & Gabbana, S/S ’15

how to: the romantic spanish chignon at dolce & gabbana

How to: the romantic Spanish chignon at Dolce & Gabbana

The classic Dolce & Gabbana woman gets a Spanish twist with this stunning camellia-adorned chignon. Visit the link to find out how to create this spanish chignon for yourself.

Floral combs.

The hastily pinned-up gym hair, with unfinished ends and gentle flyaways got a beautiful upgrade for spring 2015, courtesy of Bottega Venetta. A few delicate florals combs slid into the back, just above the bun, gifted the undone look with new life. Acting as elements of femininity, the floral combs warrant to enrich just about any relaxed style come spring.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Floral combs at Bottega Venetta, S/S ’15

Leather hair accessories.

Leather flowers.

Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of a sexy ponytail for spring took the guise of a super-low, perfectly-undone style, tied at the nape of the neck with a whimsical leather flower design. Imagined to complement the floral prints in the collection, Fendi’s “crocodile tails” stepped up the leather hair accessories game, matching the equally wild blue leather strips going across the lids.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Leather flowers at Fendi, S/S ’15

Black leather binding.

Inspired by the restraint of ballerinas and by Marie Taglioni’s story in particular, the side ponytails wrapped with black leather binding at Bora Aksu gathered the textured, wet hair into a stiff, bending shape. Complemented with a colourful lip and little make-up, the part-tough, part-feminine look mirroring the restriction of pointe dancing came off bearing a distinct sense of ease.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Leather binding at Bora Aksu, S/S ’15

Gold accents.

Circle-shaped clips.

Gold is precious and resplendent, which makes it a brilliant choice for spring, particularly when shaping up modern hair accessories much like the circle-shaped clips seen at Celine. Enhancing the natural, luxe waves created by Guido Palau, the metallic accents are ready to prove, as if necessary, how a simple accessory can utterly transform even the most effortless of summer hairstyles.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Circle-shaped clips at Celine, S/S ’15

Minimalist clips.

Equally covetable and equally minimalist in nature, the gold clips at Guy Laroche served as the added element to instantly turn a basic, sleek ponytail into something seriously desirable. Unfussy but with a hint of luxury, the spring look puts the spotlight right back where it belongs: on timeless simplicity.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Gold clips at Guy Laroche, S/S ’15

Gold shells.

Valentino’s oceanic-goddess hair made the most out of the gorgeous soft, boho-waves trending all over the spring 2015 runways. The breathtaking style gained a dreamy quality immediately upon being adorned with a tiara punctuated by gold shells. This way, the deconstructed, beachy waves managed to perfect the fantastic seaside theme flowing through the collection.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Gold shells at Valentino, S/S ’15

how to recreate valentino's gorgeous soft beach hair

How to recreate Valentino's gorgeous soft beach hair

Soft, beachy waves meet gilded shell hair ornaments with this gorgeous hairstyle. Adapt it for all year round: there's nothing to say you have to keep it for the beach. Read on for the full tutorial on how to get the half-up beachy waves.

Gilded ornaments.

When they weren’t adorned with extravagant arrangements made out of real flowers, the low chignons at Dolce & Gabbana were beautified with gilded combs, or other equally exuberant ornaments cast in gold. Paired to a wine lip and subtle cat-eyes, this is the look you can start rocking right this holiday season.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Gilded ornaments at Dolce & Gabbana, S/S ’15


Serrated headbands.

When a dual-texture hair featuring a wet-look hairline and dry lengths needs a little extra something to separate the two effects, a serrated headband acts as the perfect solution. Rock, chic, cool, Barbara Bui’s woman sure knows a few things about the power of an effortless hairstyle, and about the high-appeal describing a gold, shimmery eye.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Serrated headbands at Barbara Bui, S/S ’15

Floral-embellished headpieces.

Along with the delicate floral combs casually slipped into the hair, the undone knots at Bottega Venetta were interspersed with a couple of floral-embellished headpieces that spoke of a laid-back sense of luxury. Feminine and impactful, the gorgeous hair accessories are a must for spring.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Floral embellished headpieces at Bottega Venetta, S/S ’15

Bigger, greater and more effective, the floral headband at Bora Aksu gave where the stiff ponytails took. Styling romantic lace numbers on the runway, the glorious accessory can work just as well in complementing some natural, textured waves, a messy braid, or a long, sleek hairstyle. Make the jeweled piece a statement by pairing it with little to no other accessories.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Floral embellished headpieces at Bora Aksu, S/S ’15

Turbans & scarves.

Patterned turbans.

Inspired by novelist Zadie Smith, the patterned scarves twisted into turbans at Missoni were made to look distinct, almost regal. The irresistible Orientalist tinge accompanying the light, summer silhouettes was amplified with a pretty bold lip and glossy eyes for a 1940s chic kind of look.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Patterned turbans at Missoni, S/S ’15

Silk scarves.

The same silk scarves, this time enveloped tightly over low ballerina buns, made for another extremely wearable spring/summer hairstyle that didn’t lack in sophistication despite its easy appeal. Play with using your favorite scarves to make the look your own.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Silk scarves at Missoni, S/S ’15

Fishnet wraps.

If the patterned silk scarves aren’t exactly your thing, perhaps an edgy piece of fishnet fabric comes closer in meeting your preferences. Seen at Veronique Leroy, the fishnet detailing  was used to wrap up messy buns featuring deep side-parts and wet finishes.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Fishnet wraps at Barbara Bui, S/S ’15

Hair ties & combs.

Bungee elastic.

Next spring, forget all about using your bungee elastic to fasten your favorite ponytail style, and use the hair tie as the ultimate accessory instead. At Tibi is where the bungee elastic allowed for a cool placement to keep the hair off the face, completely transforming the straight style featuring ridges midway down the hair.

Hair accessories spring 2015
Bungee elastic at Tibi, S/S ’15

’70s-inspired hair combs.

More of the hair combs, this time brimming with ’70s inspiration, were seen at Christophe Lemaire, where a wet-look asymmetrical style was made equal parts glamorous and chic by way of a big comb used to secure the twisted hair in place.

Hair accessories spring 2015
’70s-inspired hair combs at Christophe Lemaire, S/S ’15

The trend in 2014.

Flower hair accessories

With every spring that goes by, the use of flowers as source of inspiration grows to larger and larger extents. From beautiful floral prints and exquisite appliques covering your garments, to a handful of flower accessories adorning your hair, the transition appears not only easy, but also natural. For spring 2014 try:

Hippie flower headbands

Accompanying flowy materials and sticking close to the nonchalance evoked by the bohemian aesthetic, the hippie flower headbands are still going strong for spring 2014. At Anna Sui they were wreathing undone waves and perfecting the glowing skin carrying hints of barely there makeup.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Hippie flower headbands at Anna Sui S/S ’14

Flower blossoms

At Dolce & Gabbana is where pure romance met the richness of the Sicilian look while setting an ultrabeautiful direction for spring  2014. Softly shaped hairstyles and Romanesque coin belts were accentuated with delicate flower blossoms, metaphor for the appliques seen on so many of the dresses.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Flower blossoms at Dolce & Gabanna S/S ’14

Iridescent flowers

Subtlety and daintiness were key to Honor’s spring 2014 runway hairstyles. Pretty ponytails and dreamy iridescent flowers carefully sprinkled along the sides, talked about a new idea of sophistication, born out of the tiny metallic flower’s playful essence.

Hair accesspories spring 2014
Iridescent flowers at Honor S/S ’14

Flower barrettes

A definite nod to the disco era, the big, backcombed curls at Jenny Packham were finished off with pretty flower barrettes, placed right above the temple. Aside from securing the style in place, the lovely flower barrettes served to accent the hair’s romantic texture and bold volume.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Flower barrettes at Jenny Packham S/S ’14

Flower pins

With romantic ballerinas, rose gardens and Marie Antoinette serving as inspiration, it’s no wonder the hair at Zac Posen appeared to be borrowed straight out from a fairytale. Delicate flower blossoms contrasted the messy pin curl up-dos, recreating the perfect spring enchantment.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Flower pins at Zac Posen S/S ’14

Leather hair accessories

Super-chic, edgy and adding a beautiful contrast to the place where femininity meets the effortlessness of spring, the use of leather in hair accessories on the runway, evoked both the old-world elegance, and the modern-day toughness. This season opt for:

Leather embellished headbands

At Valentino, the regal low ponytails may have channeled a distant past, but they were made ultra-modern by a string of leather-embellished headbands. Evoking a sense of simplicity while retaining Valentino’s quest for timeless elegance, these accessories embody the idea of modern femininity.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Leather embellished headbands at Valentino S/S ’14

how to: valentino's regal low ponytail

How to: Valentino's regal low ponytail

Far from the nonchalant, messy interpretations of the low ponytail, this hairstyle is regal, classical, and a little austere. Valentino's ponytail covered the ears and yet was made modern by a leather embellished headband. It's a unique one to try for yourself.

Leather ties

Delicate, but obvious enough to get noticed, the leather ties at Diesel Black Gold turned the soft, classic braided hairstyles into casual and accessible looks women can wear on a daily bases. Slightly loosened and slightly wet, the braids were only enhanced by these cool pieces of leather.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Leather ties at Diesel Black Gold S/S ’14

how to: diesel black gold's sporty french braid

How to: Diesel Black Gold's sporty french braid

The hairstyle on the Diesel runway married two trends: the braid, and the leather hair accessory. This take on the braid is neat and clean for a sporty-chic finish. Create the sporty chic braid by following our tutorial.

Leather bands

Envisioned as to balance Helmut Lang’s baggier clothes, the slick and controlled looks featuring super low and loose ponytails were strategically wrapped with black leather hair accessories. This is how the hairstyles gained a tough, yet effortless aspect the easy way.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Leather bands at Helmut Lang S/S ’14

Gold accents

It doesn’t have to be obvious or bold to make its point, and the use of gold as the ultimate luxury touch on the spring 2014 serves to prove that little still goes a long way.

Thin gold stripes

Who would have thought that the tiniest amount of gold would be able to create such intriguing results? At Dries Van Norten, a thin gold stripe drawn into the hair part, accompanied by a golden glint on the lashes gave hair adornments an entirely new definition for spring.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Thin gold stripe at Dries Van Norten S/S ’14

Gold clips

Elie Saab perfected the classic night look when he chose to style his breathtaking garments with slicked-back styles crowned with a gold-colored, metallic headband. Disappearing into strips of hair drawn back from the sides, the gold clips looked exquisitely luxurious.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Gold clips at Elie Saab S/S ’14

Gold barrettes

You can’t really mention the chic and the effortless, without including Jason Wu’s sleek and elegant ponies for spring 2014. Finished off with gold barrettes, the glossy, low ponytails served as the perfect take on what is a graphic and super clean hairstyle today.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Gold barrettes at Jason Wu S/S ’14

Gold flecks

Vintage looks with a decadent touch. That was the story going at Lela Rose spring 2014, where soft, faux bobs were unexpectedly sprinkled with rich gold leaf flecks.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Gold flecks at Lela Rose S/S ’14


Aside from the majestic leather embellished headbands seen at Valentino, the spring 2014 runways witnessed the dainty hair accessories take on various other forms. Amongst them:

Jewel headbands

Not your usual headbands, the jewel versions introduced on the spring 2014 runways by Tanya Taylor speak about youth and luxury by making use of colorful gems and precious ornaments.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Jewel headbands at Tanya Taylor S/S ’14

Blue ribbon headbands

They may not seem like much at first, but when finishing off gorgeous bouffant hairstyles similar to the ones seen at Alexis Mabille, the thick blue headbands bring the retro looks right back under the spotlight.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Thick blue headbands at Alexis Mabille S/S ’14

Minimalist black headbands

At Victoria Beckham, the austerity of the thick black headbands was meant to streamline the face in a clean and modern look brought together by a sleek, low ponytail. Trust the utilitarian accessory to complement a myriad of modern styles and aesthetic come spring.

Hair accessories spring 2014
Black headbands at Victoria Beckham S/S ’14

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.