I once put a museum quality piece of jewelry in my hair, almost prompting my dear friend, jewel artist Cindy Chao, to have a panic attack. She thought I should have worn it on my neck “where it belonged,” but that’s not the way I saw it. Jewelry is just as elegant decorating your head as it is decorating your neck or arm! My argument must have been compelling because she gave in, and since then even designed a headpiece for Salma Hayek. In lieu of accessories that requires a security detail, though, here are a few of my favorite headpieces…
Jennifer Behr Hera Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Headband: Part Art Deco, part spider web, this handcrafted jewel is named for the wife of Zeus, basically implying that all who wear it are goddesses. On NET-A-PORTER for $825.
Deepa Gurnani Luxe Headband: Hair jewelry is also a fun accessory on your wedding day! While you could indulge in a tiara, this white cotton version looks much more comfortable and can be worn long past your special day. On Farfetch for $346.59.
Jenny Packham Jewel Headdress I: If you prefer a delicate look, Jenny Packham can sprinkle Swarovskis across your locks with this twisted wire headpiece. On Shopbop for $298.
LELET NY XO Crystal Headwrap: With the golden curb chain and oversized cabochons, LELET NY’s iteration is a little more casual. On Shopbop for $246.
Ben-Amun Crystal Link Headband: This Roaring Twenties style comes with an adjustable, pale pink strap, perfect for Snobs who find that their headbands move around in and mess up their hair. On Shopbop for $310.