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Ribbons vs. Feathers: Which Fall Hair Accessory Is Best?

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Ribbons vs. Feathers

The choice is yours.

Sometimes all it takes to raise the bar on your hairstyle is to simply accessorize. No, we're not talking butterfly clips-though the early 2000s have been making a comeback-we're talking chic pops of texture in the forms of ribbons and feathers. Earlier this year these intricate hair accessories were spotted on some of the hottest Paris Fashion Week runways and lucky for you the looks can easily be replicated the next time you do your 'do at home!

 

Ribbons

 

Ribbons have come a long way from adorning schoolgirl pigtails. These chic hair accessories offer a classic, preppy vibe and give your look some serious feminine flair. While the hair ribbons of yesteryear were large and floppy, the Paris runways have updated the look and modern day hair ribbons are neat, slim and incredibly demure. Stow away the satin and silk ribbons and opt instead for richer fabrics that complement the season's most luxurious fashion trend: velvet. Velvet hair ribbons in dark, moody jewel tones will instantly add polish to your look.

 

Ribbons are incredibly versatile and can be tied onto a high or low ponytail or even fixed onto a hair clip. The key is to keep the width slim in order to maintain a mature finish. One of our favorite ways to wear a velvet hair ribbon this season is in a half-up half-down style after a chic blow-out. Simply part your hair in the center and tease at the crown before securing half of your hair into a ponytail. Then tie a ribbon around your favorite hair clip and voila! Instant Parisian polish.

 

Feathers

 

If your look is more boho, consider taking the feather hair accessory for a whirl. While feather hair extensions had their moment in the sun, this modern take is slightly more refined. As seen in the look above, a bold, geometrically-patterned feather can be affixed to a hair clip and slipped right on, giving a sleek, straight style and unexpected pop of fun.

 

Our favorite way to rock this fall hair accessory trend is in sleek, polished locks. Use product to give your hair a little added gloss and shine and then pull back the two face-framing pieces and clip at the back of your head, just above the nape of your neck. The feather, in any color or pattern you like, can be added to the clip and you're all set.

 

Which fall hair accessory is your fave?

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