On the flip side, a single word expertly chosen can speak volumes. Finally asking for that overdue pay rise? There’s a rhinestone hair slide for that. Enter A-list hairstylist Justine Marjan’s new collection with Kitsch whose hero piece is a four letter kirby grip spelling ‘boss’. For when you need your message to be clear, let the hair slides do the talking.
‘We want to wear our hearts on our sleeve, express our feelings through our style and make a statement,’ says Marjan. ‘I love that all the pieces can be worn together so you can spell out different sentences to create a unique statement that you want to share with the world. I honestly find it so inspiring to see how they can be tailored to suit each person and their own personal style.’
Where your profile would previously list your ‘interests’ and ‘likes’, the new social CV can be tweaked depending on your choice of hair slide. A trio of ‘Books’, ‘Earth’ and ‘Techno’ might say ‘I’m a worldly nomad that’s definitely got a ticket to Glasto’ one day, whilst a combination of ‘Paranoia’, ‘Error’ and ‘Delete’ shouts ‘Leave me the hell alone but make it fashun’, the next.
Get your mix of hair slides bang on and in just three or four words you can express your political views, find your fellow music tribe members or simply alert your co-workers that you’re not up for a Monday morning chit chat.
Ben Affleck-esque sportswear aside, it’s hard to deny the ‘hair accessory effect’ on a brand’s sartorial standing. Take Ashley Williams’ era-defining one word hair clips that gave the phrase ‘statement hair’ a whole new meaning. A previously untapped medium for communicating our current emotional footing, slogan barrettes allow the Instagram generation to inform their audience of minute by minute changes to their mood, as once upon a time an ever evolving Facebook status would.
But now you can do it whilst decked out in diamanté.