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Holiday Party Week: Hair Accessories

Getting dressed up for the holidays is so fun, but how do you feel festive if the dress code is casual?  Jazz up your sweaters and jeans with a fun makeup look and a cool hair accessory.  Here are some of my favorites.

Hair accessories come in a few categories: pins, barrettes, clips, headbands, etc..  They all have different uses, so let’s separate by hair style.

Updos. Embellished bobby pins are a lovely accent for updos.  These $8 Queen Bee hair pins are adorable.  I also like these Cara Crystal bobby pins and these pearl-accented ones from Baublebar.  Looking for a messy updo to accessorize with pins?  Try this one from The Small Things Blog.

Half-up/half-down is the hairdo of choice for a clip.  This twisted halo style and this teased crown half-up are both lovely options.  This minimalist circle clip is great for parties, but simple enough for work.

Pulled-Back. Wavy, pulled-back-over-one-ear styles are very popular right now.  This gorgeous $10 leaf clip from ASOS is a cute option.  World Market has this $5 gold, bird clip that has a dove of peace feel to it. To get fuller waves, try adding some dry texturizing spray.

Ponytail. Not into all the sparkle and shine?  Grab an easy bow-accented ponytail holder.  I like both this thin, delicate velvet ribbon and this oversized, sheer bow.

Down. Headbands are making a comeback.  This gold, star-accented Cara headband is a really fun piece.  Turban-style headbands are also popular.  I like this octagon-printed headband in silk from Tory Burch.

So this holiday, when heading to a casual gathering, break out a fun hair accessory and some great lipstick, and make it a party.

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    10 comments

  1. Clara says:

    I love the V clip in the bottom left picture! Do you know where it’s from?

    December 18, 2018/Reply
  2. Ally says:

    https://www.leletny.com/shop/vikmiwh31pwyo7yqnsk7ieu36aliqs
    Pricy.

    December 18, 2018/Reply
  3. Emily says:

    I can’t seem to find the link to the cool gold accessory with the french twist? Sorry if I’m missing it!

    December 18, 2018/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It’s not in the post. It was $400+ from Leletny. There is a similar one available for purchase at Anthro. I didn’t add it because it had such poor reviews.

      December 18, 2018/Reply
  4. Holly says:

    I love the delicate stars throughout the half pulled back twist…but I don’t see them in the post. Did you have a source for these??

    December 18, 2018/Reply
    • Ro says:

      Look up “star hair twists”. Many options on Amazon and Etsy.

      December 19, 2018/Reply
    • Beth says:

      Me too! I may browse Etsy to look for similar items. Although I wonder if this is a single accessory or if it has multiple pieces.

      December 19, 2018/Reply
      • Beth says:

        (As in it could simply be large pieces of glitter and small stars placed throughout the hairstyle)

        December 19, 2018/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Search hair gems on Etsy or Amazon.

      December 19, 2018/Reply