Take a bow
AS SEEN AT: At Temperley, chunky, black velvet ribbon was tied round the hair, Alice in Wonderland-style and secured in a bow just slightly off centre at the back. Black velvet was also the ribbon of choice at Tory Burch where hair was tied back into a pony at the nape of the neck and secured with an oversized bow. At Emilia Wickstead, Luke Hersheson, John Frieda’s creative director, put the hair half up and dressed it with a long length of – you guessed it, black velvet ribbon. WHAT TO ASK FOR: How you sport your ribbon is totally up to you, but your hair length may play a part in how best to wear it. If you have long hair then the world is your ribboned oyster, as you have enough hair to disguise where you tie and secure the ribbon. Shorter hair lengths may be best opting for the Tory Burch look. Check the length you need before creating your look – I use the gift wrap ribbon from my online fashion shopping to do a test run.
TOP TIP: ‘The best way to secure a ribbon is with some well-hidden bobby bins. Place them underneath so your hair helps camouflage them,’ says Jessica. She also has an extra-genius tip. ‘Spray the bottom of the ribbon or apply a gel onto it. It will then have some extra stickiness.’ Redken Braid Aid, Dh90 is ideal for this.