Accessorizing hair is like adding peanut butter to a jelly sandwich. It’s mindless, but it works so effortlessly. Hair accessories are different than other accessories we wear. Watches, rings, necklaces and bracelets all add an extra dimension of flavor and style to outfits. Without them the outfits may pass as ok or average, but the added element definitely takes things up a notch.
With hair, a style can be completely amazing all on its own. An accessory not being present doesn’t set off alarms. There aren’t passer-byes thinking, man a headband* would really have taken that hair style to the next level. But, walk out with a perfect, crisp white shirt and the most amazing pair of dark denim jeans and forget your earrings and necklace. Somebody will mentally note that you missed the mark by not properly accessorizing.
With that being the case, when you do choose to add a little something extra to your hair, the added flare gets people’s attention. It makes them take notice of not only the accessory, but the hair style itself, as well. It’s like a wink at the end of a flirty conversation. Just a little something, something.
To make them even more appealing, hair accessories tend to be super cheap and easy to find. They’re also very DIY friendly. If you can’t make it to the store, you 9 times out of 10 have things lying around your house that you could use to pull together a cute hair accessory in no time.
If hair styles can be pulled off without them, then why even bother with hair accessories? Because…cuteness. There are times when you want to outwardly express that little pep in your step that you feel inside. On those days when you are feeling yourself and you want to be extra. Those are the times that call for accessories, even though they aren’t a necessity.
You don’t feel like a hair accessory today? That’s fine, because you will and when you do, you will be able to reference the list below for ideas. Add your own twist to any of them and easily multiply the number or options available. There are countless ways to do it, but let’s explore the ones below first.
1. Decorative Hair Ties
Hair ties* can be bought in bulk and for less than five bucks. Plain black ties are where we all start. But to branch out, all it takes is a look around the same aisle. The color choices are endless. Wearing all white? Pull your hair into a sleek ponytail and add a brightly colored hair tie. A small style boost with minimal effort.
You can also find so many decorative hair ties* in any drugstore or even grocery store, it’s insane. If you don’t like the offerings at the store you’re in, take a hot glue gun, your imagination, a trip to the Dollar Store for some add ons and boom! Create your own.