November 29, 2012 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

5 Hair Accessory Ideas for the Holidays

Sure, a ponytail or a deep side part is alluring on its own, but it’s twice as nice when spruced up with an interesting accessory. From bejeweled headbands to star-shooting combs, that extra touch is a tress must for all of your holiday festivities.
 
Madonna Rocks (seen at Dolce & Gabbana)
All of the hair elements are simple, explains Redken hair lead Guido of his Dolce & Gabbana creation. If left alone, the soft center parting and seemingly thrown-together knot would be something we’d rock any day of the week. But, then Guido begins piling on the jewels: a bauble-heavy headband and, in some cases, randomly placed barrettes festooned with lace, pearls, ceramic flowers and swirling gold leaves. “The inspiration for this look was based on Madonna and the idea of this religious icon. It’s very simple hair with very beautiful embellishments,” Guido says.
Why You Want It: A baroque-style headband gives even the most minimal hairstyle plenty of high-class flash. Pair it with a few fanciful hairpins, and all eyes will be on you.
Try This Tress Accessory: Oscar de la Renta Jeweled Headband
[[LINK IF YOU WISH TO USE: http://www.oscardelarenta.com/accessories/fashion-jewelry/28j607/jeweled-headband]]
Try This Tress Accessory: Anthropolgie Sparked Feather Clips
[[LINK IF YOU WISH TO USE: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/accessories-hair/25525098.jsp]]
 
 
Star-Tressed (seen at Rodarte)
We keep seeing the faux bob, and though we love it for it’s quick-change length-shifting, we love it even more when it’s adorned with whimsical hair barrettes, like these cosmic beauties Kérastase lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert uses at Rodarte.
Why You Want It: Dressing up the matte texture of this windswept faux bob with shiny shooting stars is your ticket to never-ending compliments…trust us.
Try This Tress Accessory: L. Erickson Mini Florentine Comb
[[LINK IF YOU WISH TO USE: http://www.franceluxe.com/pc/LI3646/bobbyPins/index.html]]
 
 
Triplet Pins (seen at Cacharel)
That deep side part you’ll be wearing this winter—why not liven it up with a clutch of colorful hair pins? Lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert does just that at Cacharel, where she stacks three same-color bobby pins to keep hair chicly off the face.
Why You Want It: This simple idea is such a cinch to do—and adds a burst of color to any hairstyle you decide to wear.
Try This Tress Accessory: Jane Tran Fluorescent Bobby Pin Set
[[LINK IF YOU WISH TO USE: http://www.janetran.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=6&products_id=90]]
 
 
Crowning Jewel (seen at Oscar de la Renta)
If you like to turn up the volume on your hair (and who doesn’t?), might we suggest containing it with this elegant ribbon-and-jewel combo? Hairstylist Orlando Pita reigns in the body-built faux bobs at Oscar de la Renta with a strip of satin adorned with a sparkling brooch, citing that the style is reminiscent of “a young girl playing dress up.”
Why You Want It: Who doesn’t like to play dress up? This luxe headband has enough wattage to be your stand-alone piece of jewelry.
Try This Tress Accessory: Asos Satin Jeweled Headband
[[LINK IF YOU WISH TO USE: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Satin-Jewelled-Headband/yqdhd/?iid=2330138&MID=35719&affid=2135&WT.tsrc=Affiliate&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-pqE8jBYtgxPliFqderd7mg&r=2&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1TYXRpbi1KZXdlbGxlZC1IZWFkYmFuZC9Qcm9kLw..]]
 
 
Undone Upscale (seen at Tory Burch)
We’re digging this downtown spin on the usually stuffy French twist. Roughed-up texture and stray bits give it an “upscale but undone” feel, according to its maker, Eugene Souleiman. And just when you thought this ’do couldn’t get any more chic, Souleiman crowns his French twist with a dainty headband and lines the roll with a row of jeweled clips.
Why You Want It: Not only does this style highlight the lines of your neck (for when you’re wearing all those strapless holiday dresses!), but the addition of this bow headband can sweeten up a sexy frock or bring youth to a more demure dress.
Try This Tress Accessory: Tasha Skinny Bow Headband
[[LINK IF YOU WISH TO USE: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tasha-skinny-bow-headband/3111901?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=tasha_%27skinny_bow%27_headband:276111_1&cm_pla=hair_accessories:women:hair_accessories&cm_ven=bizrate&mr:referralID=0b7acb8a-3a50-11e2-b779-001b2166c62d]]
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