Holiday Hair Accessories

The right accessory is sometimes all you need to go from plain to pretty. This holiday season, large shiny hair ornaments bring back an old-world elegance. These pieces are a perfect way to dress up a work outfit for a party. Just keep in mind that if you wear a hair ornament, you should keep the rest of your look toned down. You don't want to outshine the holiday decorations.

 

Jeweled Headbands:

Golden girl Nicole Kidman uplifted the humble headband this season by wearing one to the Oscars. These huge time-savers require no hairstyling at all. Bands of classic pearls, sparkly rhinestones or glittery jewels are just the thing for dressy cocktail parties. And simpler gold or silver bands can take you straight from the office to a night out on the town.

 

Elegant Barrettes:

For trendsetters, barrettes are right up there with this season's sparkly gemstone brooches -- and they're just as easy to wear. Whatever your hair length, simply twist your hair, clasp the barrette and you're good to go. Clips with crystal snowflake or silver filigree designs or jeweled barrettes in geometric shapes can make even your business suit look feminine.

 

Rhinestone Combs:

Behold the return of the hair comb. It's the perfect accomplice to the elegant waves and cute curls everyone's sporting. For the holidays there are plenty of stars, snowflakes, even little angels to choose from.

 

Short Hair Sticks:

Stylish and sophisticated, short hair sticks are great for quick updos, simple chignons and classic buns. Get into the holiday spirit by picking star and snowflake shapes.

 

Pony Holders:

The ever-practical ponytail makes a huge comeback, bringing with it some retro glamour. And what better way to put the focus on your sexy neck? Perk up your pony with a crystal star, like Cameron Diaz has been seen wearing. Or try a twist on the typical style: Textured and shaped hair with just the front pulled back into a ponytail gives a smooth, clean, sophisticated look.

 

Funky Flowers:

Couture hair flowers have been popular for a while. Though they're usually made of silk or satin, the trend now calls for edgier fabrics, beaded centers and jeweled flowers in gorgeous colors. Festive and flirty, these accessories can do double duty as pins on your party dress. Salute the season with Christmas colors: red, green and white.

 

Recommended Products:

Sephora Headband in White Pearl
Price: $5
Available: Sephora.com

Argus Leaves Brass Barrette
Price: $8.79
Available: ArgusDesigns.com

Argus Large Oval Filigree Brass Barrette
Price: $11.29
Available: ArgusDesigns.com

Argus Sterling Silver Puffed Star Hair Spike
Price: $19.99
Available: ArgusDesigns.com

Argus Fairy Brass Hair Fork
Price: $5.79
Available: ArgusDesigns.com

Argus Sterling Silver Snowflake Ponytail Barrette
Price: $18.69
Available: ArgusDesigns.com

Late Bloomer White Gardenia Flower Hair Clip
Price: $19.95
Available: LateBloomerBoutique.com

Late Bloomer Red Beaded Lily
Price: $36
Available: LateBloomerBoutique.com

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