In the midst of slick 'wet' hair that has officially rendered a blow-dryer unnecessary, and braided up-dos that have recently been spotted on the TIFF red carpet and at Spring 2017 London Fashion Week this past week, is a major hair trend that's been right in front of us all along: the black ribbon.
At the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival, Amy Adams took to the red carpet wearing her fiery red hair in a low ponytail that had been wrapped up with a black ribbon for a more futuristic take on the look. Meanwhile, Kate Hudson tested out her own version of the look, wearing a pretty black ribbon at the bottom end of her low-key French braid, giving her a more feminine 'do.
The it accessory of the seasons most recent debut came in the form of a simple grosgrain black ribbon, which took Erdem's braided buns from an undone mess to an ethereal dream at London Fashion Week Spring 2017.
Since you probably already own the accessory of the season (you can even DIY with a piece of fabric or decorative ribbon) Get The Look is offering you 3 ways to wear it for autumn 2016/17.
THE BLACK RIBBON: 3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO WEAR IT
TIED INTO A BRAID
For her recent appearance on the Toronto International Film Festival red carpet, Kate Hudson tied her perfect, low-key French braid up with a pretty black ribbon that sat at the end of her locks. This style is an easy way to turn your French braid from "meh" to magical, and can even be worn for fancy events and weddings.
To re-create the look, start with a head of naturally straight or flat ironed hair. Pull all of your hair behind your head, and grab a large section of hair at the lower back of your head. Separate the section into 3 smaller sections, then begin braiding, grabbing pieces of hair as you move down your head. Once you run out of hair, secure your braid with a hair elastic, then hide it with a pretty ribbon bow at the end. Secure your feminine style with shine finish hairspray and a pretty necklace for the ultimate fairy-tale look.
WORKED INTO A PONYTAIL
If you're looking for a more modern, futuristic use for the ribbon, look to Amy Adams at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival for inspiration. The actress pulled her fiery red locks into a low ponytail behind her head, then wrapped a black ribbon around the base of the ponytail, giving it a more projected appearance.
To get this look, part your hair in the middle of your head, then spray a comb with hairspray. Use the comb to brush your hair to the back of your head, making sure not to disturb your middle part. Secure with an elastic at the lower back of your head, then take a black ribbon and wrap it around the base of the ponytail (and around the elastic) moving the ribbon slightly lower down the ponytail as you wrap it. This will force the ponytail to take on a more projected shape, giving you that futuristic look. Finish off with shine finish hairspray and brush through the length of the ponytail for a smooth finish.
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR HEAD
Meanwhile at London Fashion Week, Erdem's braided buns transformed from an undone mess to an ethereal dream with the help of a simple grosgrain black ribbon wrapped around models heads.
To get this look, pull your hair to the lower back of your head (so that it brushes your neck) and begin braiding it, classic style until you run out of hair. Secure the braid with an elastic, then maneuver it into the shape of a bun (or however you prefer) at the lower back of your head. If you're feeling a little riskier, you can even try to maneuver two separate braids into one cool bun. After you've achieved the braided bun of your dreams, take a black ribbon and wrap it around your head, tying it into a bow that sits directly beside your bun. Accessorize with an elegant pair of earrings and voila!
Which way will you work a ribbon into your hair?