Mane Monday: Kristen Stewart's Hairstylist Launches Red Carpet-Ready Accessories
Adir Abergel, who also counts Jessica Biel and Kirsten Dunst as clients, has partnered with Lelet NY for a 15-piece range of mixed-metal headbands and rose gold hairpins.
Adir Abergel, the sought-after hairstylist who boasts a stable of longtime celebrity clients including Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Rooney Mara, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Garner, has created a collection of hair accessories as sculptural and inspiring as many of the styles he gives the actresses who regularly sit in his chair.
Made in collaboration with Sara Bieler Sasson, designer and founder of New York-based luxury hair accessory brand Lelet NY, the collection is comprised of 15 pieces of mixed-metal headbands, barrettes, combs and hairpins crafted from antiqued 18k gold, antique sterling silver and rose gold. Stewart, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Biel and Bryce Dallas Howard have all already donned pieces from the line this awards season. There's no doubt more of his clients will continue to wear them on and off the red carpet.
"The women in my chair has always been my greatest inspiration," says Abergel about the impetus to design the accessories line. "Trying to find creative ways to make every woman feel beautiful is something I'm thinking about a lot. I want to celebrate women’s self-expression with these pieces, the same way I approach working with my clients."
From mixed-metal chains that can hang down from the hair or be intertwined into a twist or braid to wavy feather bobby pins that almost appear to be blowing in the wind, each piece feels like an effortless way to infuse creativity into a hairstyle.
"We liked the idea of making something hard and stagnant like metal look soft and organic," says Sasson, who has an architecture background. "We began to test out different metal textures, hand-hammering the material until the light moved on the surface like water."
For Abergel, who has created architectural looks for Mara, grunge-inspired 'dos for Stewart and gold twined braids for Saoirse Ronan, the accessories are yet another tool for creating red-carpet hair that really stands apart.
But, the stylist assures, hair accessories are not just for professionals to place within the tresses of an A-list actress — any woman can wear these pieces in their everyday lives.
"Hair is the greatest accessory," says Abergel. "I love the idea of a girl in jeans and a t-shirt throwing her hair up into a top knot and securing it with a metallic O-pin to make her super casual look still feel chic and put-together. That's the beauty of these pieces, they are all so versatile."