The £1 Hair Accessory the A-List Loves

Who says the A-list has expensive taste? Okay, besides the private jets, £1000-a-night hotels and the designer wardrobes, the latest hair trend the celebs have been wearing—on and off duty—can be re-created for just pennies. The hair accessory du jour right now is ribbon. We first spied ribbon-adorned hairstyles on the S/S 16 catwalks from Oscar de la Renta to Mary Katrantzou, and now everyone from Karlie Kloss to Laura Bailey have been wearing it their own way. You see, besides being super affordable, ribbon is pretty versatile—you can weave it through braids or use it to add a pretty detail to a low-key ponytail. Keep scrolling to see how you can wear the look, plus the ribbon to buy now. 

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At Cannes, Karlie Kloss swept her hair off her face with a little help from some black ribbon. You could make like Karlie and wear the bow jauntily to one side, or for a simpler take, knot the ribbon at the nape of your neck.

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Nicole Kidman's hairstylist took a piece of black ribbon and weaved it through her loose side braid.

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If you want to get serious with ribbon braiding, tie the ribbon around a ponytail and instead of splitting your hair into three sections use the ribbon as a section and braid into your hair.

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Oscar-winner Brie Larson was one of the first stars to wear a ribbon in her hair this year. From the front, her hair looks pretty yet simple…

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But at the back, Brie's loose half-updo has been adorned with a flouncy navy ribbon. We love.


Laura Bailey proves that a ribbon in the hair works just as well off duty.

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A ribbon-adorned ponytail at the S/S 16 Oscar de la Renta show.


At Mary Katrantzou's show, ribbons were tied around the neck like a choker, but the bow was tied around the hair. We expect to see this look at plenty of summer festivals this year.


Why use black? Experiment with different hues of ribbon to match your outfit.


Berisfords Double Faced Satin Ribbon $1
Berisfords Velvet Ribbon in Dusty Rose $2
Habico Red Satin Ribbon $1

If you love hair accessories, have you tried hair jewellery yet?

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