Is a crown full of curls just too time consuming? Does the thought of an updo have your stomach in tied in knots? Throw in a headband, barrette, or bobby pin and turn your everyday ’do into a party! Not only are these doodads a fuss-free solution, the style possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas to play with:
1.) Create a deep side part. Sweep a small section of hair away from your face. Secure with a jazzy barrette. Or, for a unique twist, try clipping a sparkler a few inches below one ear.
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2.) Using your fingers, gather hair into a loose, romantic pony. Slip on a headband with some sparkle to smooth fly-aways and add some flair.
3.) Twirl hair into a bun, either in the back, or below one ear. (Let a few strands hang loose in front.) Secure with plain bobby pins, then spice things up by adding a few rhinestone pins, or throwing on a beaded headband.
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4.) Is your “half up” hairdo lacking luster? Toss those clippies sitting in the bottom of your beauty bag. Secure your pouf with something snazzy and get ready to turn heads.
If you’re going for flair in your hair, keep this in mind: Your bauble will pull double duty as an outfit accessory. Try not to go overboard by loading up on other bling, like your fave dangly earrings, an oversized vintage necklace, you get the picture! Jewelry for your hair, like the kind pictured below, can transform your mane (and your outfit) from drab to fab!
Kate Spade Jingle Bell Bobby Pins, $45
Jennifer Ouellette Gem Abstract Barrette, $75
Jennifer Behr Crystal Nova Bobby Pin, $142
Forever 21 Beaded and Sequined Leaf Headband, $5.80
heart by ban.do "g" headband, $35
2adorn Edie Fascinator, $56
Urban Outfitters Vintage Metal Flower Headband, $24