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Monday December 6th

Campus Style: Hair Accessories

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By Diana Solano
Distribution Manager

There are a lot of elements that go into making your outfit stand out, starting at your head and going all the way down to your shoes. Some days, you may want to throw your hair up into a messy bun and call it a day. Many times, our focus goes to our shoes, purses or belts — everything besides our hair. Our hair goes through so much heat damage, dye and the stress of wearing a tight ponytail.

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Give your hair its time to shine and the attention it deserves with this season’s biggest trend — hair accessories. Ranging from different hair ties, hair scarves and headbands, you can wear these hair accessories with your hair up or down, pinned back or in a braid. The possibilities are endless.

1. Barrettes and Bobby Pins 

These accessories seem to be just about everywhere and not hidden in the back of your bun to hold down loose hair strands anymore. Not only are they in every color, but they also have bedazzled with pearls or rhinestones. The main hairstyle used with this accessory is to push back two strands on each side of your face using the barrettes or bobby pins. Simple, yet effective, this hairstyle is a way not only to add some style, but also to have your face completely visual to show off your makeup. 

2. Headbands 

Headbands are also an accessory used to push back loose hair and have become more of a statement piece. They have become almost as essential to your outfit as gloves are on a cold winter day. Similar to the bobby pins and barrettes, a headband can come in almost any color, style and fabric. Just like other types of headbands, you can find them in stylish colors with embellishments or with prints. There are twist knot headbands with animal prints, such as leopards and cheetahs.

3. Hair Scarves 

These are not only the latest trend to hit the hair scene, but they are also my own personal favorite. Scarf ponytails are a perfect combination of a simple hair tie attached with a fashionable patterned scarf. Scarf ponytails give off a playful, fashionable and distinct look. You can add a hair scarf to a high pony, low pony, half-up, half-down and bun. These are low-effort hairstyles and attaching this accessory brings a fresh look to a hairstyle that might have been worn many times over. 


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