A Bit of Bling
Yes, sparkly accessories in your hair are for grownups, too
It's never a bad idea to add some sparkle to your daily look. It takes ordinary to an extraordinary level, be it at the office, the grocery store or a hot date. You might think that jeweled hair clips and headbands are only for the Toddlers & Tiaras crowd, but you'd be wrong. Use them to take a homemade updo to a fancier level, in place of a ratty old headband on bad hair days or when growing out bangs.
Need further proof? Look to the red carpet.
How the Stars Do It
Charlize Theron wore a sparkling headband to the 2012 Golden Globes. Copy her style with the Karina Crystals Headwrap, a stunning steal of bedazzle at only $12. The jeweled design is on an elastic band for an easy and secure addition to any look including worn headband-style, around an oversized bun or wrapped low across the forehead.
Milla Jovovich is a fan of the hair bling as well, accessorizing her red carpet look during a 2012 gala with a silver beaded hair clip. Blake Lively and Gwen Stefani both enjoy a sparkly flower hair clip, like the Karina French Couture Decorative Mini Claw Clip, a thin, silver flower design with rhinestone embellishments. For a pop of color, try the Elle Hematite Stone Star Jeanwire Clip, a flower clip done in bronze and bright pink rhinestones.
Snap It In
Looking for something really different? Try the ULTA Gold Leaf Chain Headwrap. If you've already a fan of the clip-in feather trend, these sparkling gold leaves are the next level. They give a down do the most subtle tinge of bling, and couldn't be easier to apply for anyone updo-challenged like myself.