What should I do with my hair? I'm bored with its current state and I'm slowly inching ever so close to getting bangs. My mane no longer inspires me, and mymotivationis waning -these are dire times.
On my journey to reinvigorate my boring hair I looked to the celebrities who always take major hair risks. I'm talking the celebs who get bold hair cuts, wear fun wigs and overdose on hair bedazzlement. I now have some ideas brewing, so I'm ready to share my list of carefully curated hairstyle inspiration with the world. Boring hair is officially canceled.
Boring Hair Hacks, as Seen on Celebrities
A cute ponytail is a fun boring hair hack. And, if you’re overdue for a root touch up, have skipped a few too many shampoos, or haven’t straightened your hair in eons, no one will ever notice.
Gigi Hadid sported a braided ponytail extension for the premiere of Blake Lively’s film All I See Is You.
Serena Williams stunned the red carpet at the Glamour Women of the Year awards with a slicked-back ponytail, courtesy of Vernon François.
Ashley Graham’s Met Gala ponytail extension was adorned with adorable hair bows, barrettes, hairpins, and hair clips from top to bottom. The bedazzled ponytail look was a total fashion moment.
Zendaya’s sleek-low ponytail look is a great option if you’re both bored with your hair and in-between shampoos. Add beach waves or your most flattering curl pattern to your pony for extra body and drama.
Hat hair is better than boring hair any day of the week. A good on-trend hat is the perfect hair accessory to combat hair boredom. A cute hat doesn’t require any commitment. It’s a giver, not a taker and it’s dedicated to holding you over until you figure out if you want bangs or not.
Grammy’s weekend for Beyoncé should be renamed the year of the hat. Every night the singer and mogul donned a different statement hat from wide-brimmed to beret. The best thing about wearing a wide-brimmed hat when you’re so over your hair is that your hair has to take a back seat. Like Beyoncé, you can further add glamour by teaming your wide-brimmed hat with oversized drop earrings.
Bella Hadid channeled her inner French girl to shake things up. Her straw beret stole the show from her sleek bob. She completed her look with tiny cat-eye sunglasses and hoop earrings.
The veiled wide-brimmed hat Amal Clooney wore to the royal wedding was her second-best accessory that day. If you’re bored with your hair go full-blown vintage-inspired glam with a veiled hat. With a hat on your head, clutch in hand, and your very own George Clooney on your arm you’ll forget all about your hair for the day.
$30 at time of publication
$425 at time of publication
This wide-brimmed hat is available at shopbop.com.
I’ve seen loads of people add braids cuffs to their box braids and cornrows but playing with hair tinsel on any hairstyle is so ahead of hair trends right now. I’m convinced that hair tinsel is the future. Hair tinsel definitely sends a tribal-earthy vibe, like a pixie fairy. It’s also the best hack out there right now. If you love to play with hair color and highlights, but not at the expense of a healthy mane, hair tinsel is your best friend.
Lupita Nyong’o takes a lot of calculated hair risks and she sticks the landing every single time. For this look, legendary celebrity hairstylist and friend Vernon François interweaved hair tinsel in her braids. She paired her goddess braids with a gold gown and glitzy drop earrings.
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown put her gold hair tinsel to work in her top knot hairstyle for the premiere of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
For Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars look, Vernon François channeled the cultural pride of Rwandan Amasunzu hair.
In an exclusive interview with Refinery29 Vernon François said “As we have traveled around the world for the “Black Panther” opening, creating looks of empowerment that showcase the strength of African heritage has been our priority,” François said. “For Lupita’s Academy Awards look, we knew that we wanted a structured hairstyle with a strong identity, and [we were] drawn to Amasunzu hairstyles.”
François added further depth to the already culturally profound hairstyle by interweaving gold hair tinsel for extra glitz.
Janelle Monaé is very much the fan of hair tinsel wearing it on several red carpets over the years. And, for the Producers Guild Awards, Monaé unearthed her favorite hairstyle hack again. In a month full of risk-taking hair hacks from googly eye hair accessories and hairpins, she wore this braided crown hairstyle with silver hair tinsel woven in.
Tatuo Hair Tinsel Strands
$13 at time of publication
This hair tinsel is available on amazon.com.
Headwraps & Headbands
A headwrap is the lazy fashion girl’s best friend. There are some truly creative ways to tie headwraps these days and the convenient boring hair hack works well with all hair textures and lengths.
Eva Mendes is a headwrap veteran, the actress and businesswoman has donned headwraps and headscarves for over a decade. For Mendes, there’s no occasion or environment off-limits for her headwraps. She’ll team a casual headwrap with a casual jeans outfit. And, she’ll wear headwraps to upscale events like this look that she wore for the Tiff.
Tasha Pleated Head Wrap
$24 at time of publication
This headwrap is available at nordstrom.com.
Colorblock Bun Headband
$15 at time of publication
This headband is available at shopbop.com.
Hair Bobbles, Bobby Pins & Hair Clips
You know the saying, “The Devil is in the Details?” Well, that’s how I feel about turning to bobbles, bobby pins and hair clips to spruce up boring har. They make any hairstyle sinfully good. These on-trend hair looks are keeping hair accessories brands their toes. We're seeing more and more edgy bobby pin, headband, and barrette hair accessories hit the market daily.
Janelle Monaé attended the Golden Globes rocking a pearl-studded beehive. Keep in mind that you don’t have to rock perfectly coiffed natural hair to take advantage of this hack, pearl pins look dazzling with any hairstyle.
Rihanna's bobby pin hairstyle was a show-stopper at the Met Gala after-party. The trendsetter took a hair accessory previously reserved for relaxing at home and made a statement with it. She further pulled the look together with oversized hoop earrings, a purple fur coat, and purple lipstick to match.
Gigi Hadid also sported the bobby pins look as her Met Gala hairstyle. She secured the sides of her sleek mane with oversized gold hairpins that matched her beaded Versace dress. The bobby pins look is a simple way to achieve an on-trend hairstyle to both combat hair boredom and hide greasy roots.
Instead of bobby pins for this hairstyle, Rihanna opted for an adorable set of barrettes to secure her side-swept bang at a Black Girl’s Rock event. This look feels like a nostalgic tribute to '90s childhood hairdos when barrette hair accessories were plentiful.
Solange Knowles is an endless resource of Avante Garde fashion looks. For the 13th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Knowles wore a sleek silver suit and black stilettos ensemble that she finished off with an equally sleek hairdo courtesy of matching hair clips.
Victoria Vintage Pearl Hair Pin Set
$14 at time of publication
This hair pin set is available at urbanoutfitters.com.
Floral Hair Accessories
Floral hair accessories always help create a timeless-romantic look. And for the fashion girl who's totally over her boring hair, it can be a quick beauty hack that leads to a stunning look.
Hailey Bieber wore this wet hairstyle look to the Met Gala, and for her crown she chose a delicate floral headband to secure her cotton candy pink hair.
Over memorial day weekend in New York, Rihanna was spotted in an intricate kaftan outfit that she rocked with a simple hair bun that she adorned with flower hair accessories.
You may be ready to just set your boring hair on fire. But a less dramatic solution is wearing some brightly-colored wigs. The wigs on the market today are truly next-level, and there’s no reason why we should let celebs have all the fun. Eradicate boring hair by wearing a really cool wig. The brighter the color the better. It certainly beats dying your own hair.
We’re major fangirls around here over Elizabeth Olsen’s hair. She seriously has some of the best effortless wispy bangs on the planet. In a photoshoot for Hunger Magazine, Olsen dressed like a twisted version of Tippi Hedren from the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Birds.” She wore a vibrant red wig that accented her fair complexion and green eyes.
eNilecor Pink Lace Front Wig
$38 at time of publication
This wig is available on amazon.com.
If you’re agonizing and wondering “what should I do with my hair,” that level of hair boredom may mean it’s time for a drastic cut. A major haircut is a lot to commit to, but it is the be all end all solution to boring hair.
Let’s face it, there’s no haircut more drastic, more bold, or more brazen than a posh mullet. A mullet doesn’t give a shit, so it was the perfect choice for Zendaya. The model and actress is notoriously unafraid to take fashion and hairstyle risks. This time Zendaya’s ombre mullet was a tribute to the late David Bowie. From head to toe, she paid homage to the Bowie with an androgynous look she finished with a menswear-inspired outfit.
Funky Hair Color
Katy Perry hair dyed her hair, wigs, and extensions every color under-the-sun. Whether blue and purple, holographic, pink, or oil slick, Perry has worn at least some version of it. If you’re thinking “what should I do with my hair,” a bold-funky color may be just what you need to feel like a brand new woman.
Purple For Brown Hair Complete System
$47 at time of publication
This hair color system is available at overtone.com.
Chop off your boring hair - I mean entirely off. Going bald amplifies your beauty and it makes your features even more striking. Without a cloak of hair, onlookers will be forced to take in your divine femininity and they’ll just have to thank you later.
Joey King shaved her head for herfilm “The Act,”and not only did it help her get into character, but it intensified her natural beauty.
Once you’ve successfully distanced yourself from your boring hair, you can see your head for the canvas it is. Play with fun low cuts and fade designs. Experiment with fun paints like metallic gold, and stark white. For a stunning-finished look, complete your daily beauty look with a statement ear cuff. With a low cut, you get to play your accessories up to the max.
For Danai Gurira’s Oscars’ look, Vernon Scott carefully etched this ancestral tribal African design into Guriria’s fade cut.