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Hair Accessories – When And How To Use Them

In the 80’s, the hair accessory was invaluable.

Most of us remember Madonna and her famous “big bows”.

Almost every style involved some sort of accessory or embellishment to really set it off.

Madonna big bow hair fashionToday, hair accessories are not a part of everyday style like they used to be, though there are still some definitive occasions that scream for it!  But you have to choose the right one. While choosing the right one can be tricky, there are a few pointers that you can follow to help you pick the perfect hair accessories to complete your look. Here are just a few:

Work. In many work situations, you will likely have to wear your hair up. No matter if your type of employment requires it or you simply like to change your look now and then, wearing your hair up calls for the right accessory to do the job. The number one rule to finding the right embellishments for work is to avoid banana clips at all costs. I mean, who still makes these things? Apparently they’re making money at it or they wouldn’t still be producing these torture devices of the 80’s. Don’t further their cause: stop buying this accessory.


The second rule is to choose accessories that wont clash with your hair color, or ones that will blend nicely with it. Matching a hair clip to your clothes is only cute when you are 5-years-old. What you choose will depend largely on your length of hair and how you like to wear your hair up. For French twists, choose hair accessories that resemble over-sized hair clips. Simply twist and clip.

Hair Accessories for womenSocial and formal occasions. With social and formal occasions, you have a greater opportunity to express your artistic nature through accessorizing. Choose more sedate looking pieces rather than tacky garish eye catchers. Classy pieces can be perfect for social occasions, whereas a little sprig of flowers or garnishment may be needed for formal occasions. Formal occasions are the only time that is okay to match your accessory to your clothing. But still, do not go overboard. What attracts the eye should be the beauty of your hair, not gawdy additions. If in doubt about what accessory or how much of it to include, opt for the simple solution: use as little as possible.

The bottom line with hair accessories is that too much of a good thing can confuse the eye and make your do look garish. Simple hair accessories, on the other hand, can make a bold beauty statement that makes your hair the talk of the office or party.

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