Hair Care

By Kathryn Holl

Adding the right accents to your wedding-day hairstyle can really impact your overall look. Here’s a quick rundown of some accessories we found really that make the grade for gorgeous additions.

Starting off our round-up we have the dream-team of hair accessories. Master hair stylist Frederic Fekkai teams up with jeweler H.Stern and the result is a stunning hair-jewelry collection. The collaboration unites unique pieces designed with diamonds in vibrant hues ranging from pale blond to dark auburn, in addition to cognac shades that add light and life to every hair color. Crafted in H.Stern’s signature and trademarked 18k Noble Gold™, the collection offers fifteen styles, most of which are conventional necklaces, earrings, and rings. However, the collection also includes a comb, clips, and a strand of divine diamonds that can be worn for your extra special occasions.

The strand is a flexible gathering of graduating diamonds, both in color and size, which totals 28 carats. It’s finished with matching tone suede ribbons, which can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, tiara or headband. It can also be woven through your hair. Jewels in the Frederic Fekkai by H.Stern collection are available at H.Stern’s 5th Avenue boutique. The fifteen, one-of-a-kind diamond pieces range in price from $3,000 to $150,000. A limited number of wearable diamond jewels and other 18k gold pieces are also available with prices starting at $500.

If your bridesmaids are looking for something different or you have been searching for the perfect hair accessory for your flower girl, look no further. Stacey Lapidus, famous for her stunning handbags and bangles, has created a Braided Crystal Headband that adds flair and an updated look to any style.

Made from vintage silk with dazzling Swarovski crystals braided in between, it can be worn with hair up or down. It also features a strip of elastic on the bottom of the headband to hold strands in place. We found this hair accessory listed on several websites in different colors ranging from $138.00 – $99.00. Visit www.stacylapidus.com for more information, or check out www.maxandchloe.com and www.frostingfashions.com.

We know what you’re thinking – shoe clips as hair accessories? We’re serious, and you should be too about Absolutely Audrey Shoe clips. In fact, according to the designer, many brides give them to their bridesmaids as a gift to wear in their hair at their special event. We especially love “Ambrosia” shoe clip from the vintage collection and the “Donna Bella” from the chic collection.

Specifically made for shoes and inspired by Audrey Hepburn, these clips add sparkle to hair and an extra hint of glimmer to an updo. They are so versatile you may find yourself clipping them to jeans, shirts, jackets, hats, scarves, handbags and of course – shoes after the wedding is over! These clips start at $30.00 and up per pair. Go to www.absolutelyaudrey.com for more information, and many more styles to choose from.

If you are looking for classy, vintage-inspired hair pins and tiaras, check out www.perfectdetails.com. We dig the vintage-inspired bobby pins for a classic look. They are flexible and great for either short or long hair. Prices start at $135.00 for the set, and they’re made by Regina B. Make sure to allow six weeks for delivery.

If you’re in the market for a tiara, take a gander at the Salome Tiara. Made with Swarovski crystals and decorated with deco designs and pearls, this tiara is set on a 2 ¼” comb. The flower and filigree leaves add to the beauty of the piece. It’s designed in Paris and retails for $240.00. It also takes six weeks for delivery.
Log on to www.perfectdetails.com for more information and many more options.

By the way, be sure to tune back in to Beauty News in June, when we’ll have more from Frederic Fekkai in our Transitioning Tresses feature: How to Get Summer-Ready Strands. But until then for more information on the master stylist, log on www.fekkai.com.

Stefanie Schwalb also contributed to this article.

Originally published May 2006
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