i first came across metal hair bands (or metal hair rings) on pinterest. i was instantly obsessed and began searching online for a place to purchase them... but with no luck! :( they were originally spotted on the runway at dries van noten fw2011 and h&m was (or is) carrying a similar metal hair accessory.
but with the nearest h&m being 3 hours away, i made due by hitting up my local hardware store! genius. only $1.78 per piece too! to secure the ring, wrap hair with a thick ponytail holder (or several) to fill the opening, backcomb your ends and ta-da! a minimalist metal hair band.