We are big advocates of always doing the most with our hair and makeup, but especially around the holidays. We can’t think of a better way to do just that than by adding an element of sparkle and glam to your holiday hairstyle. With all the special occasions you have coming up on the calendar – work happy hours, family parties, white elephant gift exchanges with friends, romantic date nights. . . — Dressing up your average hairstyle with hair accessories is a great way to look festive without actually trying too hard or spending a lot of money.
Headbands, barrettes, rhinestone pins and hair bows can decorate a regular ponytail or braid as a decoration on a Christmas tree. Hair accessories are versatile and easy to switch in and out, making it easy to accessorize multiple looks with the same statement pieces. Not in the mood to do something about your hair? Throw it up in a trendy claw clip. Running out of time to finish curling your hair? Grab a headband to keep it off your face while making a fashion statement.
Shopping for hair accessories is the next best thing to buying a brand new outfit for every upcoming holiday party you have. You can take the same updo or half-up-half-down style and turn it into a completely different look by using different hair clips and scarves. To shop for the best holiday hair accessories to wear this year and for great hair inspiration, keep reading.
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#1 Holiday Hair Accessory: Rhinestone Hair Combs
Hair combs come in a variety of shapes, colors and designs. For a holiday-party-ready hairstyle, look for a comb that’s embellished with rhinestones or gems. Stars and other sky-inspired shapes are especially festive.
#2 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Scrunchies
Scrunchies aren’t just for those days when you don’t feel like styling your hair. Use them to dress up your basic hairstyles like ponytails, half-up-half-down styles, braids, twists and buns. This hair accessory adds a pop of color to your outfit.
#3 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Rhinestone Bobby Pins
Rhinestone bobby pins are an easy way to add a little flair to braids, ponytails, half-up-half-down styles and twists. Attach them in a criss-cross pattern (as in this photo) or arrange them parallel for a stacked look.
#4 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Claw Clips
For those days when you don’t have the time or energy to do absolutely anything with your hair, pull it back with a claw clip. Clips work on all hair types and textures and can hold your hair back and away from your face while still looking trendy. For the holidays, look for a sparkly claw clip or one in a festive color like white, navy, black or red.
#5 Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Hair Scarves
Hair scarves not only look great, but they are effective at keeping your baby hair back and smooth. For the holidays, look for a pattern that matches your outfit so that it really looks like a complete package.
#6 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Snap Clips
Snap clips have come a long way since you wore them in the 90s. These barrettes are great for everyday wear, so you’ll have no trouble getting your money’s worth, and they’re especially useful for making your holiday hairstyle feel more glamorous.
#7 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Jumbo Scrunchies
Jumbo scrunchies are great for pulling back hair that typically doesn’t fit into regular scrunchies, such as thicker hair textures, curls and braids. Wrap one around the base of your low bun or pineapple to give the style an accessory.
#8 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Headband
Headbands, especially those tied at the top, are a popular choice for hair accessory lovers. They’re just as easy to incorporate into updos as they are to throw on top of beachy waves. Look for festive patterns and colors to really get into the Christmas spirit, or keep it simple and smart with a black leather headband.
#9 Best Holiday Hair Accessory: Ribbons
Bands have been worn for ages as a way to elevate a basic hairstyle. But instead of trying to tie a regular piece of ribbon around your ponytail or bun (which is harder than it looks), use a special hair tie that has a bow attached to it to ensure it stays sitting.