The Buzz on Hair Accessories

by Lori Sciame | March 14th, 2012 | Accessories, Women's Fashion

Boost your style this spring by jumping on the hair accessory trend. Barrettes, head bands, flowers, and clips can add a touch of glitz and glamour to any hair style. It doesn’t matter if you’re 14 or 40, hair accessories need to be part of your fashion arsenal this season.

Sparkly, neon, or basic black – barrettes are back!

Invest in several sizes and finishes and you’ll be able to accent any outfit with the perfect barrette. Planning a night out? Sweep back your tresses, one side only, and secure with a faux diamond encrusted version. Feeling a bit sassy? Twist a small portion of your bangs then secure the ends at the temple with a neon pink or yellow barrette. Need a professional look? Brush all of your hair away from your face, as you would for a ponytail, and clip the hair at the nape of the neck with a large black barrette.

Thick or thin – head bands are in!

Most teenage girls know the value of owning several head bands, since they keep bangs off the face while playing sports or while sleeping, but head bands can create stunning hair effects as well. A recent photo of Kim Kardashian shows her jet black hair brushed back and held in place by a delicate three strand black head band. Copy this night-time look for instant attention. Other head bands come decorated with delicate flowers and even butterflies. Try pairing a cute sun dress with one of these sweet bands for a lunch date with your friends. You can even accent a bohemian look with a beaded head band worn across the forehead.

Fresh as a spring rain shower – flower power!

Flowers worn above the ear have enticed the opposite sex for eons. Try using the age old allure of flowers to your advantage as temperatures rise. What’s new? Faux fabric flowers sewed on bands in pretty pastel colors. The younger set can secure a high pony tail with a pink fabric flower for the beach, and older women can place a pony tail low, twist it into a wispy bun, and fasten with a white flower. This chic look is perfect to wear for an afternoon wedding. Of course, a real flower tucked behind the ear during vacation is always in style!

Don’t miss this fashion tip – invest in a clip!

Some women really want to make a splash, which his entirely possible with modified hair clips. Available on Etsy is a silver lightning bolt hair clip, a trendy hair accessory which would accent any color hair, from blue to red. It is also available in pink. Other clips feature feathers, shells, and even buttons. Basically, you can make a statement by modifying an alligator clip with fashion details important to you.

If any of these hair trends appeal to you, you can find them at retailers across the nation. Claire’s always has the newest accessories at budget-friendly prices, and Charming Charlies offers great finds as well.

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