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The NYFW trend guaranteed to step up your hair game in seconds

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Jacqueline Kilikita
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From choker-style headbands to gem-encrusted slides, hair accessories are reigning supreme at NYFW. Check out STYLIST’s edit of the best looks so far.     

We’ve seen Dutch braids, neon wigs and retro quiffs, but there’s one trend currently taking the catwalk by storm – hair accessories. The best part? They’ve come a long way since the flimsy butterfly clips you used to wear in the nineties.

Here’s all the hair inspiration you need. 

ZADIG & VOLTAIRE A/W 18

And the award for most eye-catching hair accessories a/w 18 goes to Zadig & Voltaire. Crystal encrusted zig-zags, lightning bolts and stars were topped off with a trio of feathers, taking the ‘undone’ look to new heights. 

PRABAL GURUNG A/W 18

Only hairstylist Anthony Turner could make a simple plastic accessory look chic. At Prabal Gurung, hair was twisted into an effortless chignon – or ‘yoga bun’ as Anthony referred to it backstage – and was slicked back and set in place with the stretchy comb headband we all wore in the nineties. Oh, the nostalgia.  

CARMEN MARC VALVO A/W 18

In contrast to the neon hues and modern blunt cuts served up this week, hair at Marc Valvo took on a vintage feel. Ethereal twists and fringes were embedded with slides which were adorned with crystal dragonflies and beetles.

PHILIPP PLEIN A/W 18

Bows, turbans, visors… all hair accessories at Philipp Plein were bespangled with gems. If anything is going to inspire you to pick up a glue gun and get creative, it’s most probably this.  

TOM FORD A/W 18

80s vibes radiated from the catwalk at Tom Ford, as models like Kaia Gerber and Joan Smalls wore large leather headbands over their messy up-dos and mullets. Yes, you read that correctly – the mullet is back with a bang. 

CHOCHENG A/W 18

Hair at Chocheng took inspiration from the fifties. Gravity-defying pin curls towered on top of models’ heads and were decorated with concertina-style pom-pom poms to match their earrings.

Images: REX Features/Getty/Ben Gabbe