France Luxe: Hairpieces Fit for a Gossip Girl

Dress your locks with these glamours hairpieces from France Luxe.

When it comes to hair accessories, what would Kate Middleton wear when she’s out among her day-to-day paparazzi admirers? According to the “Royal Looks for Less” in Glamour magazine’s May issue, probably a France Luxe L. Erickson loopy feather headband.With fun, fashionable pieces such as these, it’s no wonder France Luxe and L. Erickson products have been repeatedly seen worn by celebrities, in fashion magazines and on TV shows such as “Glee” and “Gossip Girl.”

The fine accessory company’s CEO Laurie Erickson began her business in the 80s by selling scrunchies door-to-door. After years of hard work and a collaboration with French manufacturers to create high-quality products, the handmade France Luxe, L. Erickson, and L. Erickson USA hairpieces made it to high-end retail stores like Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Anthropologie, among others.

“We want to be the Amazon of hair accessories,” says Jessica Piha, the France Luxe public relations representative who joined the company last year to expand the brand. Glamour featured only France Luxe hairpieces in their May feature on “Royal Looks for Less” inspired by Kate Middleton, and donated 100 free copies of their May issue to the swag bags for Jessica’s April 25th appearance about the feature on King 5’s “A New Day Northwest.”

Want to get that oh-so-chic Kate Middleton look? Jessica gave us a few pointers:

Photo: France Luxe/Double Loop Headband.

The Double Loop HeadbandAs seen on Gossip Girl and Glee, this cute headband is made with 100 percent silk charmeuse and comes in more than 50 colors. The adorable double-loop bow will look fantastic with any hairstyle, and is priced perfectly (at $24) to buy a few in different colors!

Photo: France Luxe/Classic Rectangle Barrette

The Classic Rectangle BarretteWith more than 20 styles to choose from, this barrette is sure to take your hairstyle to the next level. France Luxe hairpieces are made with cellulose acetate (the material in sunglasses), and are handcrafted during a process that takes a full week to complete.

Photo: France Luxe/Onyx Classic Ultra-Comfort Headband

The Classic Ultra-Comfort HeadbandChoose a style from the nearly 20 options, and pair with jewelry from Jessica’s favorite designers, such as Seattle artist Whitney Stern or Shamila Jewelry for a beautiful and unique look.

Apart from their widespread celebrity, France Luxe is also making a difference on the nonprofit side of the table. Through their “Good Wishes Program,” the company donates customized headscarves and their It’s a Wrap (combination scarf, headband and sash) to women and children suffering from disease- or treatment-related hair loss. France Luxe also partners with Susan G. Koman For the Cure and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. A local company doing great work — stylishly and philanthropically — we tip our headbands to that.