Hair Accessories: When
And How To Use Them
by: Jenny Andrews B
In the 80s, the hair accessory was invaluable. Almost every style
involved some sort of accessory or embellishment to really set it off.
Today, hair accessories not a part of everyday style and care should be
taken as to when and how to use them so that you will not look dated.
With that said, there are some occasions that scream for accessories:
Work, social occasions and formal events may all have you searching for
the perfect accessory to set off your look. While different occasions will
call for different hair accessories, a good rule of thumb to follow is to
choose the sedate accessory over one that could not go unnoticed in a
crowd of a few hundred or a few thousand.
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 80s. Don’t
further their cause: stop buying this accessory. The second rule is to
choose accessories that closely match your hair colour or that 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.
· Social and formal occasions. In social and formal occasions you have
a greater opportunity to express your artsy side through accessories.
Again choose sedate pieces over 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 too-busy additions to it. If in doubt about what accessory
or how much of it to include, opt for the simple solution: use as little
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.