When it comes to one of my go-to lazy hairstyling hacks, I usually just reach for a headband. Days-old hair? No problem. If it has a thick band, it hides any grease. (I know—I'm gross.) And since I'm not so great at curling or adding waves to my hair, it takes me a long time when I attempt it. So if I'm super short on time or really don't feel like going through the whole styling process, I just add some dry shampoo or a volumizing spray to add some body and plop a headband on, and I'm all set. It's so easy.
But lately, I've been thinking about changing up my go-to lazy look and venturing into other hair accessories. I don't want to be a one-trick pony, after all. That's when I realized barrettes could have the same styling power as a headband. And I don't know about you, but the last time I wore a barrette might have been in grade school. So it has some nostalgic value.
The cool thing about barrettes is they can give off put-together, polished, semi-preppy vibes. So they'll really upgrade your look, even if you've put zero product and haven't used hot tools on your hair. Plus, they literally take seconds to put on. Clip, slide, or fasten and then you're done.
If you're ready to test-drive barrettes the next time you style your hair, take a look at some below that I have on my wish list.
Reach for this barrette for the next dressy or formal event you have to go to. It's perfect for when you want to do something elevated with your hair but don't want to spend a ton of time styling or paying for a blowout.
If you're serious about accessorizing with barrettes, you're going to want to check this assortment out. The variety is awesome, from pearl details to resin clips. Plus, you 28 pieces for $10. It's a deal.
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