Tie It! Clip It! Scrunch It!
The Key Accessories to be on Trend for
SS20/21 with Urban Chic.
Dressing up your hair is one of the most on-trend looks this coming Summer season, literally transforming your hair style from blah to beautiful in an instant, according to Amy Gaudie, Salon Owner of the award-winning Urban Chic salon.
"Hair and fashion have always aligned themselves," says Amy. "There's always appeared a multi-layer between both, which allows us to blur the borders and push the boundaries. For me, that means bringing out the craft kit to embellish not only an outfit but also the entire style trend."
With so many hair accessories to choose from, and some making a well overdue comeback - like the iconic scrunchie and did someone say Gossip Girl? - you really can't go wrong with a little bit of extra hair bling this season, even if you find styling your own hair hard to do.
But just how do you choose the right hair accessory for your hair type and style? Here Amy shares her expert tips on how to embrace your favourite accessory trends, pairing whimsy with sophistication for an overall individual feel.
"These are great for daytime looks; something casual to clip the hair away on a side part, or even to add a splash of colour or personality to a simple style."
"Taking it back old school! My favourite way to dress up a simple ponytail and a fun option for a messy bun, scrunchies can even be colour co-ordinated to your outfit."
"Not everyone can wear these - personally they always give me a headache - however I have found some great solid fabric ones that wrap around the whole head that work really well and suit any hair length!"
"The most versatile hair accessory a girl can own! There are SO many tutorials available on YouTube or Pinterest these days, demonstrating how you wrap, twist and even braid a scarf into your hair. This accessory is for the more skilled at-home stylist."
"Something a little fancier to bring some sparkle and glam to your style! I love to see this look with numerous clips of different shapes and textures combined. This is definitely a more is more situation!
COLLECTION - ADORNMENT
Within Amy's latest collection, "Adornment", you'll see a fusion of hair and fashion creating an eclectic display of colours, patterns and textures unearthing a unique czar to be adored by others.
"With this in mind and using layering as one of the key elements of our latest collection, I combined texture, colour and the finishing of each models' hair to tie everything together. A very individual and eclectic style, with the goal of simplicity and personality at the forefront."
"Purposefully referencing the key elements of accessories for this coming SS20/21, we have created three distinct looks and these are reflected in both the fashion and hair," says Amy.
Look 1: ECLECTIC
#Key SS20/21 trend focus – Puff sleeves & colour palette
"This look pushed the style boundaries by combining complementary colour palettes, layered textures and statement accessories. With Saffron Yellow a key colour trend for SS20/21, the statement puffed sleeve dress was the hero piece of this outfit. Creating a balanced contrast between the puffed sleeves and statement ruffle detail, the dress was layered over a small floral print top and under a fun, textured fringed skirt." States Amy.
Look 2: PRINT CLASH
#Key SS20/21 trend focus – Complementary colour palettes and clashing florals
Says Amy, "Spring and florals – ground-breaking! This look was a fresh take on the bold print clash floral trend, heavily inspired by Moroccan elements and contrasts. I created a fashion forward focus by layering different angles and garments. Combining both on-trend colour palettes and a variation of floral prints, the garments created a bold yet soft balance to the futuristic and strong upstyle."
Look 3: PEARLESCENT
#Key SS20/21 trend focus – Pearls and soft neutral colour palette
"A trend that has carried over a few seasons is pearl detailing and accessories and we were thrilled to embrace and elevate it within our collection," says Amy.
"With SS20/21 inviting a new neutral, soft grass is going to be seen widely throughout womenswear this season. This look was a soft balance of a neutral colour palette and feminine textures. Contrasting a soft silk button shirt with the simplicity and feminine style of a sequined slip dress allowed the balance from such a statement hairstyle."
It's clear that the hair accessory renaissance is here to stay for now, and with so many to choose from it's up to you – and your hair type - how you'll make your statement this SS20/21 season!