Looking around at the front row regulars at Fashion Weeks, it’s hard not to notice one accessory that’s been climbing the popularity charts. The flower hairclip, in all its Bohemian glory, seems to be the ‘mane’ focus of hair-styling.
Even on the runway, designers like Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor chose to add to the opulence with elaborate flowers pinned to the models’ bouffants. Actor Soniya Mehra was snapped sporting a floral headband at a recent event, followed by designer Sabina Singh with a bejewelled flower clip and TV actor-turned designer Shraddha Nigam wearing a scrunchie in full bloom.
Preeti, manager at Bandra’s Karma Kola, a favourite with the city’s young and hip, says that she’s nearly sold out her collection of flower-shaped accessories for tresses. “We have everything from clips to hair bands. The rose and frangipani shapes are the most popular. In fact, we’ve only got one piece left and are waiting urgently for our new stock to arrive,” she adds.
Designer Bansri Mehta of Bansri Joaillerie has recently designed a line of floral hair clips that can also be used as a brooch. She admits that the idea came from her need for a quick, pretty-me-up accessory. “I usually don’t have the time to blow-dry my hair before going out, like most others. I thought of designing these clips so that you can style your hair well with minimal effort,” she says.
Mehta warns that the look could look chic or childish, depending on how you wear it. “Worn low on a side bun with a ruffled dress, and you could pull off a cool, bohemian look,” she advises.