Purposefully placed clips add an air of sophistication to embellished hair, made all the more dreamy with pastel-painted eyes.
HINT OF LAVENDER
After enhancing hair’s natural texture with a wave spray like Glory Waves from Revlon Professional Style Masters’ California Days collection, pin back a section above the ear with a row of colourful clips for a striking side profile. Choose a shadow that echoes a hue found in the assortment of hair clips, like a pastel purple (try Marc Jacob Beauty’s O!Mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow Spring Runway Edition in vio!let) and sweep into the crease and upward into brows.
Define and smooth curls with a humidity-fighting mousse such as Cake Beauty’s The Curl Whip, then twist small sections off the face on either side and hold in place with multiple metallic clips. Line eyes with a chartreuse shade, like Dior’s Diorshow On Stage Liner in 451 Matte Pastel Green, for a bold pop of colour.
Build an asymmetrical updo by playing with contrasting clips. First tame flyaways with a Frizz Defy Anti-Frizzy Sheet by Nexxus, then pin hair upwards using a variety of accessories including claw clips, snap clips and elegant pins, creating rows in different directions.
FIRE AND ICE
For a modern take on a topknot, forgo the elastic or an enamel barrette. Add volume to the roots with OUAI’s Dry Texture Foam, then add a few more pins around the face, leaving a few front strands loose. Complete the look by dusting inner corners with an ethereal light blue shimmer, like Avatar from the Moschino + Sephora Collection Laptop Palette.
THE UP AND UP
Rectangular printed clips create a captivating updo. Protect hair by first spraying it with the Morroccanoil Perfect Defense, then build large voluminous sections with a curling iron and secure with barrettes. A generous wash of yellow shadow on the lids—like the canary shade in NYX Cosmetics’ Off Tropic Hasta La Vista Shadow Palette—adds an unexpected edge.
Elevate an evening look with bedazzled and pearl-adorned hair accessories. Pull hair off the face along one side and smooth the section with a nourishing hair oil like Design.ME Gloss.ME. Begin placing clips at the crown and move down past the ear, finishing off with an artful touch of pastel shadow (like Armani Beauty’s Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in Flannel) between the crease and the brow bone.
Photography by CARLOS + ALYSE
Models: Kyla at Plutino Group and Tristan at Anita Norris Models
Beauty Direction by Briana Armson
Hair by Kristen Klontz (P1M)
Makeup by Ronnie Tremblay (P1M)
Styling by Haley Dach