Some people parade around town in their flashiest prints, others choose to don heavily ornamented shoes or satchels while others yet prefer to get attention via carefully — and sometimes liberally — applied makeup.
If you want to stand out in a crowd of statement garments and accessories, consider adding a special something to your coiffure the next time you step out of the house. From Japanese-inspired bows to kitschy hair gems; fringy feather extensions to bejeweled barrettes Marie Antoinette would salivate over, there’s a never ending supply of look at me hair accessories to choose from.
PS. It’s always a wee bit unnerving to walk into your favorite hot spot only to find that every Molly, Mary and Meg has accessorized identically to yourself. For that reason, I’ve included a mix of hair accessories from both indie and larger stores that are original enough that you won’t have to worry about that awkward run-in with your hair doppelgänger.
1. Fine Featherheads Quill Clips, $39.95
Add a touch of whimsical texture to your hair with one or two clip in feather hair extensions. Fine Featherheads sells their removable feather hair clips (referred to as Quill Clips) for $39.95. The best part? They can be curled or straightened to seamlessly blend into your own mane. Each clip contains five feathers that range from 8 to 14 inches long.
Perfect for either a half-up, up or down ‘do, this geometric multi-colored hair halo will add sophisticated chicness to your locks. Try matching one of the geometric gemstone colors to a color in the rest of your ensemble to pull everything together. This particular look is especially great for lazy beach days, barbecues and casual get togethers with the girls.
This over sized blue bow, inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s very own Alice, was crotched by Etsy seller SugarJunkieShop and adds a bold dose of feminine charm to all sorts of hairstyles, be they long or short; colored or natural. It takes a certain personality to pull this type of kitschy look off, but when styled appropriately it’s sure to earn you positive attention.
Head bands have their time and place, but a romantic head wrap is especially perfect for summer through fall. I’m particularly digging the juxtaposition of the creamy, silky ribbon threaded throughout metallic curlicues of this hair accessory. It comes in a few colors, included the neutral taupe you see pictured as well as orange, green and fuchsia.
This Victorian-meets-woodland fascinator is certainly for the bold. It features white lace and ribbon on a sinamay base with a small resin antler. This hair accessory’s quirk factor means you can pretty much style it however you want. I can picture this at a wedding in formal attire, at a cocktail lounge, at a fall bonfire party or even a dinner party along the coast.
Paging Betty Paige! This polka dotted hair wrap packs a major dose of retro appeal. It’s available in the yellow you see here as well as a peachy pink and is equipped with a bendable wire that allows you to style however you desire. Try wrapping it around your pony tail, around your head so the bow is at the nape of your neck or as pictured.
Side swept bangs in your way? Clip them aside with a wispy hair accessory like this mini brass feather hair clip with green patina. The feather is perfect for all four seasons. It’s pretty enough to make a statement, but still subtle enough to not detract from the rest of your ensemble.
Are none of these hair accessories up your style alley? Find an accessory you’ll love here.