The right hair accessory can transform your entire look. A sleek headband lends an air of elegance to an ordinary ponytail. A jeweled bobby pin holds your bangs in place while adding softness. A hat or scarf is an excellent way to deal with a bad hair day.
Styles and personal preferences can change on a whim, so you don’t want to spend a lot when it comes to hair accessories. Here are several places you where you can find cute, budget-friendly hair accessories to compliment any outfit or mood.
Whether you’re looking for a lovely turban headband or delicate hair clip, you can find anything on Etsy. It can be a bit overwhelming to sort through all the different shop owners and item listings. Here are some shops you’ll want to check out: The Savvy Coconut, Three Bird Nest, Theorium, LeChaim, and Ogood.
Scarves are one of the best accessories to have in your arsenal and your local thrift store is a fantastic place to find them. Blogger Keiko Lynn has a great head scarf tutorial that shows you how to transform an ordinary scarf into a magnificent headband/turban. Not only is this style versatile, it’s also the perfect way to deal with a bad hair day.
If you’re like me, Target is a go-to for some many things already, adding hair accessories to your list won’t make you bat an eyelid. And remember, elastic hair ties or ponytail holders don’t have to be black and boring. This 5-pack is only $9.99 and is both cute and functional.
Do you love Anthropologie’s gorgeous headbands and delicate bobby pin sets but cringe when you see the price tag? I’ll let you in on a little secret. Cost Plus World Market sells the same types of hair accessories at the fraction of a cost.
If you want to try something trendy like a boho chic floral headband, Forever 21 will have what you’re looking for. It’s rare that anything is priced over $10 and there are a ton of options both online and in-store. For less than it costs to eat out for lunch, you can instantly update your look.
In my book, hats definitely count as hair accessories. There are some days when you’re hair just doesn’t cooperate or you don’t have the energy for blowout. Hats to the rescue! Each season Old Navy offers a variety of options at affordable prices. You can buy their hats online but if you’re in-store be sure to also take a look their headbands, bobby pins, and hair ties.
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