An eye-catching hair accessory is the beauty equivalent of a sparkly statement necklace. Slip one on and it’ll instantly transform your whole look
. We spotted standout accoutrements perched on the models' heads at fall '13 runway shows, like Dolce & Gabbana and Jason Wu — and fell in love.
But the best part? If you’re a wake-up-and-go kind of girl, like Maia Smilie, the model for this story, you'll still be able to give these styles a whirl. “I never really do anything with my hair, but now I’m inspired to try,” she says.
To guide us through the DIY process, we enlisted the help of Fashion Week veteran and hair pro, Bethany Brill. Although we can’t clone her and send her over to you, we swear her tips will be all you need to rock these on your own. Behold, the four easiest hairstyles you can do all by yourself — accessories not included.
Modeled by Maia Smilie; Hair styled by Bethany Brill; Makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci; Styled by MaryKate Boylan.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh