How to Accessorize Short Hair, According to Heart Evangelista

How to Accessorize Short Hair, According to Heart Evangelista


Take your cues from global fashion icon Heart Evangelista on how to style a bob and other shorter hairstyles with hair decor

From her sense of style to her makeup routine, there are many lessons you can learn from Heart Evangelista. Not least of all is her hair evolution, which, for the past year, has been on the short end. The fashion influencer continuously proves that short hair can be styled in a multitude of ways and that if you’re smart about the way you accessorize, you won’t ever lack in variety. We’ve talked plenty about the way she styles her short tresses; now, let’s take a look at how she decorates her bobs with hair ornaments.

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Heart Evangelista in a body-hugging dress by Skims

There is an undeniable appeal to symmetry, so take your first cue from this classic rendition of the clipped hairstyle. Here, Heart’s French bob is parted down the middle and the front pieces are neatly pulled back and secured with a matching set of black hair clips. It’s classic, understated, and adds that youthful, almost Y2K charm to your look.

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Hair by Ghil Sayo

Speaking of Y2K charm, Heart proves that mini butterfly accessories are going nowhere. In this look, she maintains the symmetrical appeal as well by using the matching set of butterfly bobby pins on either side of her head. She further elevates these hair ornaments by sticking to gold monochrome, melding fashion and functionality together by drawing the small front pieces back in an artful cascade.

Hair by Ghil Sayo

While symmetry has its merit, don’t feel limited to it. Another great style idea would be to place all your barrettes on one side for a fashion-forward angle. In this look, Heart, with help from hairstylist Ghil Sayo, adds a feminine touch to her structured and slick updo by neatly stacking small black ribbons atop her hair. Bows and ribbons are certainly having their moment, with the hair ornaments making recurring appearances on fashion shows and girlhood-core aesthetics.

Hair by Ghil Sayo

Keeping in mind the previous styles, you can add some variety by only slightly altering the technique you use. In this, she twists the front pieces of her hair back instead of laying them flat against her scalp and locks them down with one small ribbon hairclip on either side of her head. It’s a small adjustment but chic all the same as it adds a new dimension to your bob if you choose to keep it down the whole day.

Clips from Headbands by Wilhelmina

Barrettes are designed with the purpose of clipping hair into place, but they can be used for purely decorative reasons, too. In this photo of Heart in Milan, she styles these unique, costume clips by stacking them on one side of her head and clipped quite close to her face. Notably, the baguette and croissant barrettes are from Headbands by Wilhelmina.

Photos: HEART EVANGELISTA (via Instagram)

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