Hair trend: Hair cuffs and metallic hair accessories

by Hair Romance on February 29, 2012 · 12 comments

in Hair Trends

2012 is the year of the hair accessory, and metallic accents are everywhere in the hair.

Ever since the Dries Van Noten Fall show last year, metal hair cuffs have been on accessory must-have lists. I heard a whisper that scrunchies were coming back but don’t believe it. Sleek metallic hair accessories are where it’s at.


How to wear a hair cuff

Cuffs look fantastic on low, loose ponytails. Keep your hair textured and loose to contrast with the sleek metal cuff.

Keep your cuff in proportion to your hair length, choose narrow cuffs on shorter hair and wide cuffs for long hair.

You can experiment with a high ponytail but watch out you don’t end up looking like I dream of Jeannie.

Twist your ponytail to slide your cuff up. You may need to use an elastic to secure your hair and hold the cuff in place.

DIY hair cuffs

If you’re feeling crafty try these DIY versions (and thanks to Oh The Lovely Things for the links):

Re-purpose plumbing pipe with Glitter & Pearls to get the look

Love this napkin ring style from 5 inch and up (and it’s kinder to your hair)

Clearly in love with this transparent hair cuff by Love Aesthetics

Depending on the thickness of your hair, you could also try wearing a large cocktail ring in your hair.

Hair cuff buying guide

Not great at DIY? Click to get the look with these cuffs.

Just like at Dries, try Eves gold plates cuffs

Love these two cuffs by Free People – Cut out ponytail cuffStingray ponytail cuff

Or try these Tica skull cuffs

Preorder these Zoe gold hair cuffs now

More Metallic Accessory Hairspiration

Gold stars at Rodarte

Metallic buns at YSL

I’m like a magpie to this shiny trend, I love it. Will you add some metallic accessories to your hair?

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Jen W February 29, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thanks so much for this post! Imma get myself some hair bling.
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Hair Romance February 29, 2012 at 9:12 am

Thanks Jen! Me too, love this trend.


Lejla February 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

lovethemlovethemlovethemlovethemlovethemlovethemlovethemlovethemlovethemlovethem !!

I have to have at least one!!
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Hair Romance February 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

thanks Lejla, me too!


Jenny Leigh February 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love me some wrist cuffs and will eat up the pony cuff too!!!
I especially love the gold stars! Love the fresh way they are used in the
models hair. I’ll be checking those out too.


Melody March 1, 2012 at 1:16 am

Definitely trying the hair cuff trend. Love it.


Me my best and I March 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Ah you read my mind – been pinning these and hoping Sportsgirl would jump on it and Id spot them but bought the Eves gold one instead- Thanks xx


Andrea March 5, 2012 at 1:22 am

Thankyou for this! Have been eyeing off the trend and loving it but not sure how to do it. You’ve sorted it for me! Xxx Andrea


Hair Romance March 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

Thanks lovely x


Norlin May 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

How did I miss this post?! LOVE metallic hair rings. Now I might even be able to try a little DIY!! :) Thanks for this!!
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Hair Romance May 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

Thanks Norlin. Would love to see your DIY of this x


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