The sun is out, the weather is heating up and summer is officially in full swing. If you’ve been living in your messy bun for these past few months, we don’t blame you, but it’s probably time to refresh your summer style. Whether you’re taking a walk around your neighbourhood, having a small, socially-distanced celebration or hopping on a Zoom call, here are seven trendy hair accessories by Canadian brands that will make you feel all dressed up — even if it’s just from the neck up!
Neophyte is the burst of nostalgia you need this summer. These handmade gems are perfect for playing up your daily ‘do and showing off your sense of style from the shoulders up. With an endless array of colours, this Toronto-based, female-run business gives you the freedom to mix and match your clips to your heart’s content. There’s no such thing as too many Neophyte jewels — especially when they’re so affordable!
This Montreal hat company crafts some of the most stunning chapeaus you’ve probably ever seen. But since we don’t have many occasions to sport a three-tiered hat, check out their adorable headscarves instead! Their cotton canvas Gossamer headscarf is effortlessly cool and specifically designed to stay on your head all day long. Slip it on and say goodbye to your bad hair day.
You can’t go wrong with a classic headband but you can elevate it by playing with texture. AI has a beautiful collection of vegan leather accessories that immediately enhances any outfit. Yes, even that old hoodie you’ve been lounging around in. Throw on the Knotted Headband in one of their three luxurious hues or tie your hair up in one of their artisan scrunchies and you’re all set.
Brunette The Label
Add a personal touch to your hairstyle with this Vancouver-based brand’s Zodiac Hair Clip. It’s the perfect way to tuck away any strays while adding some sparkle to your day and a smile to your face. Bonus: If you wear it to your next Zoom meeting, your co-workers will never forget your birthday again.
You’ll want to load up on these Lover’s Tempo hair clips. The bobby pin packs are a subtle yet stylish way to pull back those bangs you haven’t been able to trim for weeks or even just add a little something special to your hair. The super-simple designs are sophisticated enough for your next online meeting and fun enough for your next virtual happy hour.
Foe and Dear
Remember those butterfly clips you used to pile into your hair in the 90s? These are the ultimate upgrade. Foe and Dear’s Kennedy Heart Clips are the sweetest way to spice up your messy bun. They come in pearl and tortoise, two classic colours sure to complement any hair colour. While you’re on the site, make sure to check out their whole collection of barrettes and clips. It’s hard to choose a favourite.
If you’re looking to spend a little more on something that will never go out of style, head to Baby Lou. This west coast company creates handmade hair scrunchies and bows for women and babies. The Elsie May Luxury Scrunchies put old purses and shoe bags to good use by reworking luxury labels such as Chanel, Dior and Fendi into gorgeous designer hair accessories. You can shop their collection online or customize your own scrunchie if you live in the Vancouver area. Trying to avoid a splurge? They also have a full stock of stunning satin scrunchies that are far more affordable.
(Story by Contributing Editor, Jordana Colomby)