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Headbands, barrettes, elastics — we’re kind of over all those cookie-cutter ways to adorn your mane. Time to shake things up, friends. We asked super-stylist Charley Brown, the man behind Nicole Richie’s acclaimed doughy bun, to get creative with our coiffs using some very unconventional accessories. "Being subversive with your accessories creates attention and conversation," says Brown. "This subversive approach makes hair look interesting and unique and draws in others' attention to the simple details [of your style]."
Sure, these looks might be a little off-the-wall for every day, but they can provide some great inspiration for new ways to make your mane a little more magnificent. Read on to see these dreamy ‘dos in their full glory and to get Charley’s crafty tips on how to inventively dress up your ‘do.
Photographed by Aaron Richter; Hair by Charley Brown at Starworks: Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Anya Kazakova at Marilyn Agency.
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