10 Festive Holiday Hair Accessories to Add Some Sparkle to Your Party Look
We're big advocates for 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 of the special occasions you have coming up on the calendar — work happy hours, family parties, white elephant gift exchanges with friends, romantic date nights . . . — jazzing up your average hairstyle with hair accessories is a great way to look festive without actually having to try too hard or spend a lot of money.
Headbands, barrettes, rhinestone bobby pins, and hair bows can dress up a regular ponytail or braid like ornaments on a Christmas tree. Hair accessories are versatile and easy to swap in and out, making it simple to customize multiple different looks with the same statement pieces. Not in the mood to do anything with your hair? Throw it up in a trendy claw clip. Low on time to finish curling your hair? Grab a headband to keep it off of your face while simultaneously making a fashion statement.
Shopping for hair accessories is the next best thing to buying an entirely new outfit for each upcoming holiday party you have. You can take the same updo or half-up-half-down style and transform 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 to get major hair inspiration, keep reading.
Holiday Hair Accessories: 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 celestial-inspired shapes are especially festive.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Scrunchies
Scrunchies are not 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.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Rhinestone Bobby Pins
Rhinestone bobby pins are an easy way to add some flair to braids, ponytails, half-up-half-down styles, and twists. Secure them in a criss-cross pattern (like in this photo) or arrange them parallel for a stacked look.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Claw Clips
For those days when you're low on time or the energy to do absolutely anything with your hair, pull it back with a claw clip. Claw clips work on all hair types and textures and can keep your hair back and off your face while also looking trendy. For the holidays, look for a sparkly claw clip or one in a festive color like white, navy blue, black, or red.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Barrettes
Keep hair out of your face and complement your holiday outfit by using barrettes to frame your face. You can customize this look however you'd like to fit your personal preference and hair needs, but we especially like bold colors for holiday parties.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Hair Scarves
Not only do hair scarves look stunning, but they're effective in keeping your baby hairs back and smooth. For the holidays, look for a pattern that matches your outfit to really look like a total package.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Snap Clips
Snap clips have come a long way since you wore them in the '90s. These hair clips are great for everyday wear so you'll have no problem getting your money's worth, and they're particularly helpful in making your holiday hairstyle feel more glamorous.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Jumbo Scrunchies
Jumbo scrunchies are great for pulling back hair that doesn't typically fit into regular scrunchies, like thicker hair textures, curls, and braids. Wrap one around the base of your low bun or pineapple updo to accessorize the style.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Headbands
Headbands, particularly ones that are knotted 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 holiday spirit, or keep it simple and chic with a black leather headband.
Best Holiday Hair Accessories: Ribbons
Ribbons 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 put.