Whether you’ve got a perfectly coiffed ‘do, or are working some third day hair and need a quick fix, hair accessories are a simple and easy way to add some dynamism to your look with a quickness.
Hair clips and bobby pins are awesome and simple ways to keep your hair up and off of your face while adding a little color, but you can step that contrast up a bit and get a more interesting look with some slightly larger accessories. ‘Go big or go home!’ applies here, and will get you far. Once you’ve got a few hair accessories in your arsenal, you’ll be able to turn any look from professional to playful, from simple to intricate in a cinch.
1. Floral Crown
Floral crowns speak of beauty and vibrancy, radiating with joyous color and reminiscent of story books and fairy tales. You can pick colors that complement your eyes, hair, or makeup, and coordinate your outfit to match. Floral crowns are excellent for brunch, afternoons at the park, music festivals, or just hanging out in your living room in your socks and undies, wearing a floral crown like a beautiful boss. You can find these on etsy, or make your own at home using supplies from the craft store.
2. Top Knot Tie
I’m a big fan of the messy bun and any casual up-do, and you can find me sporting my hair up in one way or another pretty frequently. But one of my favorite things to do is just tie a scarf around the base of the bun. It seems so simple and obvious, but is a great accessorizing opportunity that often gets overlooked.
A quick scarf around the base of your bun can add a contrasting color to your outfit, bring out the color of your hair and eyes, and add a pop of whimsy and fun to your look. There’s also the added benefit of looking slightly more ‘put together’, but still putting in very little work, which I’m all about. Ain’t no beauty like lazy beauty, ya know? So when you’re running late and need a quick fix to your messy hair sitch, throw it up in a bun and tie a scarf around it! Easy peasy!
3. Scarf Bow
Scarf bows are sweeeeet. Your hair can be up, down, half and half, whatever, and you can still work this look. Take any scarf you like in any color or pattern or texture you like, and tie it around your head and in a bow at the front. Sometimes it’s fun to twist two scarves in contrasting colors or patterns together to use as your bow. You’ll get a more texture look this way, and you can also increase the amount of color and pattern options you have when you combine.
My love of fascinators knows no bounds. My love for them is like a truck, berzerker. Jauntily sitting to one side, adorned in small pieces of finery, seemingly precariously perched, but oh so carefully pinned in place, fascinators are everything. EVERYTHING! It’s like a fancy pants hair clip hat, and I dig that! These are some next level hair accessories that not only turn your hair amp up to 11, they can pull an entire outfit together by creating a beautiful focal point to your look. You can find these on etsy or Nordstrom, and the selection is seemingly endless. If you have one, feel free to post a picture in the comments and tell us about it! I’d love to see!
5. Bohemian Headbands
Take a leap into the boho trend with these alluring headbands. Bohemian headbands are versatile, snugly fitting across the forehead or draped gracefully around the crown. They can be simple, braided bands or more elaborate with feathers, beads, and intricate patterns. They suit beach trips, relaxed barbecues, or a day of shopping. Whether you’re embracing that flower child aura or just want to add a touch of rustic charm, this accessory is a must-have. Pair them with wavy locks or even a neat bun for that hint of free-spirited allure.
6. Gemstone Hairpins
Transform everyday hair into something ethereal with gemstone hairpins. These delicate pins adorned with amethyst, rose quartz, or even moonstone can enhance any hairstyle, making you shine on any occasion. Slide one into a twist or pin back those stray hairs with style. It’s the perfect way to subtly glam up your look, whether for an elegant evening out or a casual coffee date. Check out boutique online stores or craft fairs to find handmade options that resonate with your style.
7. Vintage Hair Combs
There’s something timelessly elegant about vintage hair combs. Reminiscent of old-world glamour, these accessories can elevate even the simplest hairstyles to new heights of sophistication. Slide them into a low chignon or use them to pull back one side of your loose waves, and you’ll instantly feel like you’ve stepped out of a classic Hollywood film. If you’re a lover of antique finds, check out thrift stores or online marketplaces to snag these treasures. Whether adorned with pearls, intricate filigree, or sparkling rhinestones, vintage hair combs are a nod to the elegance of yesteryears.
What are your favorite ways to accessorize your hair? Got any tips or tricks to share? Are you fascinated by fascinators? Did Owen throw Mama from the train?