Hair accessories are some of the most common clothing items worn by both children and adults. They come in a wide variety of styles ranging from barrettes, headbands, hair ties, ribbons, bows, scrunchies, and hair clips. Each type of accessory has its own specific function. Knowing how to use different types of hair accessories will not only make it easier for you to find the appropriate one but also ensure a more attractive and flattering look. That said, read on and get to know more about these accessories and their uses.
Barrettes are worn at the back of the head to hold back long locks or side strands and they are both functional and decorative. Barrette closures come in many different styles from metal clasps to snap clips. The most popular types of barrettes include flower, butterfly, Hello Kitty, or plain designs. You can also find barrettes with charms attached to them.
- Hair clips
Hairclips are used to secure loose strands at the front of the head or on either side of the head just above one’s ear. They can be used as decorative pieces or just to hold back strands. As you probably already know, there are a variety of different types of clips including those with no metal pieces attached to them and those with a slide-on grip on each end.
- Hair ties
Hair ties are primarily worn by women who want to wear their hair up or in a ponytail. They are elastic bands that can be worn across one’s forehead or on the wrist as a bracelet. The most common types of hair ties include scrunchies and those made from cloth, elastic, or metal. While some people prefer to use cloth this is not recommended as it may leave lint in your hair.
- Hair Bows
Just like ribbons, bows come in a variety of colors, styles, and patterns. They are usually made from cloth or silk but you can also find some that are made from feathers, yarn, or wool. Bow ties can be attached to existing hairstyles such as a ponytail. Bows come in all sizes and because of this, you should choose a size that will best compliment your hairstyle or head shape.
Scrunchies are elastic bands worn on the wrist as bracelets but they can also be worn on the hair to hold back loose strands. They come in a variety of colors, styles, and patterns. Scrunchies are usually bulky around the hairline but some people find this attractive especially when worn with a low ponytail or bun.
- Bobby pins
Bobby pins are thin metal hairpins that have been designed to hold hair securely into place. They are mainly used as a temporary accessory and to keep the shape of certain hairstyles such as roller sets. Bobby pins come in different sizes and they should be chosen based on the thickness of one’s natural hair. Other types of bobby pins include those made from plastic or nylon, jumbo or regular-sized pins, and the most decorative of all pins which are decorated with gems or feathers.
Hair accessories are usually worn for two reasons, either to promote hairstyles that wouldn’t last without them or just for decoration purposes. Whichever the case may be, ensure that you consider the reason you need your accessories to ensure that you get the right one depending on the purpose.