Autumn and winter have long been about putting together an outfit that is both stylish and practical, and one that positions us as the height of fashion whilst ensuring that we’re sufficiently prepared to face anything that the weather might throw at us.
But with the seasonal cold often conspiring to make our hair unmanageable, and freezing temperatures tempting us to stay in bed that little bit longer, this can leave us at the mercy of the most adverse effects of the year’s final two seasons and severely lacking in inspiration when it comes to what to do keep our one-time luscious locks en vogue!
At Flip-In, we feel your pain, which is why it’s given us great pleasure to see that hair accessories are still very much the go-to solution for those who want to make a stand against the increasingly unforgiving conditions that have begun to emerge as we move deeper into October.
From super-sized scrunchies and vibrant bandanas to retro claw clips and loud-and-proud headbands, there’s an awful lot of hair inspo going round, so let us clue you in on how to make these must-have accessories an integral part of your autumn-winter wardrobe.
What goes around comes around, and never did this phrase ring truer than when it comes to the popularity of the super scrunchie. As a hair accessory staple since as far back as the ‘80s, plush and overblown statement scrunchies took Instagram by storm earlier this year and it’s clear that this in-your-face way of sporting low ponies and chignons is very much here to stay!
Bandanas might conjure up memories of the early 2000s and the baggy-panted vibes of a young Christina Aguilera, but if catwalk trends are to be followed (and when aren’t they?) then world-renowned designers like Dior and Gucci could well be onto something.
Many of those ahead of the curve have sworn by the likes of bandanas and headscarves to keep their hair in style for as long as we can remember, with these patterned twill, cotton or silk accessories capable of both taking our looks to the next level and hiding a multitude of sins.
Pick a colour that matches the rest of your outfit for bonus autumn points!
Retro claw clips
Rising to prominence for their role in keeping Jennifer Aniston’s many Friends looks amongst the most iconic in TV history, claw clips have started to show up left, right and centre as of late with our thirst for ‘90s nostalgia seemingly storming into overdrive.
These days, the chunky clip is more commonly seen adorning the likes of A-listers such as Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid – both of whom use this chunky clip to sweep their hair into an effortless twist – the claw clip is useful on those days when you need to assemble a killer look in half the time and now arrive in many delightful styles such as monochrome, pastel and tortoiseshell.
Washing your hair can sometimes prove more trouble than it’s worth, particularly if you’re already running behind. That’s why you should never underestimate the power of the humble headband. Back in style this season after some much-needed time out, headbands have re-emerged in a big way with padded velvet, tie dye-flecked and knotted pieces leading the charge. Want to hit the snooze and skip that long-overdue shower? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone, and neither will your hair!
We weren’t ever going to end this list any other way, were we? Our innovative, damage-free and temporary hair extensions are a hit all year round, but we often see a surge in their popularity come autumn.
Could this be because of the many seasonal colours we stock or how easily our extensive range of products can allow you to expand on what you’ve already got without committing to a bold new style? Either way, our extensions can help you add something new to your hair this October – and can be fitted and removed in little more than a few minutes!
Check out our extensions in more detail by visiting our website and call us today on 01926 659500 to ensure that bad hair days become a thing of the past!