When I was just one day old, my mother put a pink Velcro hair bow on my head so everyone would know I was a girl. That was the beginning of my relationship with hair accessories. Hair bows, headbands, clips, and barrettes — I’ve tried all forms of “hair flair” throughout the years. And thankfully, hair accessories have never really gone out of style. But lately we’ve been in a true hair flair era. From Lady Gaga’s hair bow to the fictional (but still fashionable) Blair Waldorf and her signature headbands, hair accessories are having a major moment.
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As a statement piece, a la Gaga, hair flair packs a lot of punch, but don’t discount all the other amazing reasons hair accessories are a must-have in your closet. After all, I’ve had my fair share of bad hair days, and a pretty hair accessory has always proven to be a quick fix for awkward bedhead. And when my outfit is a bit uninspired (think white T-shirt and jeans), a sparkly barrette dresses up the whole look. Plus, it’s a perfect summer trend; during a blazingly hot day, a headband or clip keeps your hair up and away.
But the best reason to love hair flair? It won’t break the bank. It’s super inexpensive, so you can easily buy a few hair accessories for under $20. (How’s that for a deal?) Then, you have plenty of options when you tire of the one you’re currently wearing. That’s the beauty of hair flair: it makes switching up your style easy. If you haven’t figured it out already, hair accessories have this remarkable way of saving the day.
Ready to get in on the hair flair trend, too? Keep clicking for the best hair accessories.