The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to update your look for autumun 2017 is to wear ribbon in your hair. Yes, you could go shorter or change the colour, but both cost money and, quite frankly, sometimes you don't want to do anything drastic but you do want a tweak that will feel fresh for a new season.
From Marchesa and Thom Browne to Temperley London and Tory Burch, ribbon-adorned hairstyles dominated the catwalks for A/W 17. Most were black and velvet, but at Thom Browne, hairstylist extraordinaire and Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling Eugene Souleiman used grey, black and white ribbon, which he braided along the parting and pulled back behind the air to create a waterfall of fabric.
"I love this idea of mixing different fibres, embellishing a hairstyle with something imitating hair," he said. "It’s like colouring your hair but it's not a commitment because you can change the ribbons easily. These days we’re all a little more playful with our hair; we're not following set rules."
Now you may look at Souleiman's hairstyle below and think, I can't do that! but he told us, "What I like to do is propose a strong idea that can be diluted or taken further or changed."
Fancy experimenting with ribbons? Keep scrolling for various ways you can style your hair using them.
Find bows too girly? Knot ribbon around a half up 'do and let it hang loose.
Weave ribbon into a low-slung bun and tie it into a bow.
Play with different colours of ribbon depending on your mood or outfit. You can buy a pack of 20 different coloured ribbons from Chenkou Craft (£8).
The bigger the better when it comes to ribbon, no?
You can wear a wide piece of velvet ribbon as a headband; it's très chic.
Wavy hair tied with a velvet ribbon is Byrdie HQ's favourite new hairstyle.
Want to re-create this look? Amazon sells 20 ribbon bow hair clips for just £3—bargain.
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