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Hair accessories
Functional aspect, Hair jeweleries and you
Hair Nets, Bouffant caps, Hair sticks
Hair Chopsticks, Hair forks, Hair pins
Bobby pins, Hair clips, Banana hair clips
Clutch Hair clipss, Spring latch clips, Condor clips
Hair claws/jaws, Barrettes, Floating hair gems
Hair Magnets, Hair snap clips, Tiaras
Ponytail Holders, Scrunchies, Decorative elastics
Hair Wreaths, Alligator clamps, Hair combs
Snoods
Headbands
Hair accessories tips
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Hair Accessories/ Jeweleries

 (Author: Sujata )

 

 

The art of decorating the head is an ancient and continually evolving custom. The practice of wearing head ornaments can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. The Taira seems to be based on Diadems. Flower, oak leaves, myrtles and olives were made out of expensive metals like gold and made into wreaths.

Hair jewelery is a term given exclusively to those hair accessories that can be worn on your hair. Hair accessories that are made of precious, semi-precious or rare gemstones or metals like platinum, gold, siver, etc are known as hair jeweleries. Pearls, diamonds, crystals, rhinestones, beads,  are popular choices. These are all incorporated into the hair accessories make your hair glitter and shimmer. Swarovski crystal studded or embedded on hair jewelry items are also quite popular. Austrian crystals are also popular.

Some of these may be custom based or a part of some vintage
collection. Most of the pieces are valuable, distinct and unique.
Of the Vintages, victorian trends are haute and one of the most sought after pieces.

 
 
Hair accessories
 
 
  • Hair Nets
  • Bouffant caps
  • Hair sticks
  • Hair chopsticks
  • Hair Forks
  • Hair Pins
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair clips
  • Banana hair clips
  • Clutch or Butterfly hair clips
  • Spring latch clips
  • Condor clips
  • Hair Claws or Jaws
  • Barrettes
  • Floating Hair Gems
  • Hair Magnets
  • Hair Snap clips
  • Tiaras
  • Ponytail Holders
  • Scrunchies
  • Decorative Elastics
  • Hair Wreaths
  • Alligator Clamps
  • Hair combs
  • Snoods
  • Headbands
  • Tips to remember

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Functional Aspect

 

The functional aspect of hair jeweleries can't be denied. They may
help you keep your unruly locks neat and tidy as well as add some
elements of dazzle and glitter to them. Barrettes, Headbands,
Hairsticks, etc are highly functional as well as decorative. Hair
magnets, snaps, hair strings are fashion accessories for your hair.
 
   

Hair jeweleries and you

 
Hair jeweleries are made to suit and fit people with all hair styles and hair length. You can wear them with thick long tresses to thin short or medium length hair. They suit all hair types weather cury, wavy or straight.

There are a large variety of hair accessories available. They are highy versatile and are available in a number of pattern, size, and design. It is always good to try on several styles and types to find the one that suits the texture as well as the length and style of your hair the best.

Flowers and feathers are some of the popular and most sought after designs in hair jeweleries. These may be carved or mounted on yourhairbands, hair clips, hair combs and all other hair accessorise.

You can update your wardrobe with many of these hair accessories or jeweleries like barrettes, bun cages, beaded bobby pins, clips, clamps, hair combs, hairpins, sticks, tiaras etc. Hair jewelries are in trend and in vogue. They are to be seen from the Red Carpets to the rampwalks as well as to many of the dressier parties that you are a part of.

Brides can add sparkle to their ensemble that doesn't stop at the necklace or earrings. Brides can add sparkle to their entire look by adorning their tresses with hair jeweleries.

Special dressy occasions such as a prom, an evening party or a quinceanera can be bedazzled by your elegant hair jewelries and accessories. The hair jeweleries have adorned the tresses of many celebrities who have flaunted them at major award ceremonies like the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards and the Red Carpet.


 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Hair Nets

 
 
A hair net is a cap-like round shape piece of stretchable mesh that
runs from the head to the nape of neck, to keep the hair in place.

The edges or the rim have elastics so as to held the head tightly and
keep the hair in place..

They are mostly applied over a bun, if the hair is long, or over some
other kind of do-up.

They are usually available in hair color shades like black, brown, blonde, etc.

Hair nets can be worn by men and women, alike.


 


 

Bouffant Caps

 

A bouffant is a kind of hair style in which the hair is piled high on
the head whereas some hair are left free to hang down on the sides.

Bouffant caps are based on the line of hair nets. The material used is
mainly polypropene, non-woven, un-bonded and semi transparent.

They are usually white in color and are mostly worn at workplaces that
allow no room for loose hair, like food services etc.

Bouffants can be worn by both men and women, alike.

 

 


 

Hair Sticks

   

 

Hair sticks are most commonly to be seen worn by Chinese and Japanese ladies, especially in the ancient paintings.

Hairsticks are functional as well as decorative. You may wear them to your parties as well as your work place.

Twisted knots, like the French style, are well held by these hair
sticks. They hold all upsewpt hair styles well. They may also be used for chignons.

They have a long concealed stick part that hides well into your hairdo and only the upper part is visible. The upper part may be simple or elaborately detailed or carved.

These may be made of some metal, palstic, bamboo, bone or wood.

A typical and traditional hair stick is straight, whereas newer trends may be seen in those that are wavy or in different curved varities.

Longer sticks may be easy to use in the beginning. Once you get set with them, you may use the shorter ones that account for a great updo.
 
 

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Hair Chopsticks

 
 
Hair chopsticks are hair sticks that are based on the lines of a
chinese chopstick. They are easy and simple to wear.

Hair sticks are usually woven into buns and similar hairstyles to pin
the hair in place so that it does not slide. When used correctly, a
hair stick or set of hair sticks can hold hair firmly in place all
day.

However, it may be difficult to draw distinction bewteen the two as
the border between the two seems almost blurred.

 


   

Hair Forks

 

Hair forks may been seen functional on the lines of  hair pins. Hair
forks may hold a chignon as well as a bun style marvellously.

Hair forks are usually known as double prong fork that may help you
with your hair updos.

 


 

Hair Pins

 

One of the most popular trend in hair accessories is decorated
hairpins. They may be jeweled or plain. Many of them feature double or triple prongs. They are highly functional items to hold and secure
knots.

Hair pins are accessories that are usually smaller than clips. They
are designed so as to slide into a portion of hair. They are not to be clamped down into the hair.

These small pins may help you keep smaller portions of your hair in place, especially when your hair style is a network of clusters of
small hair locks tied together to form some pattern.

Hairpins may range in size from very small ones like the bobby pins to larger peices. As these are usually small, many can be sprinkled
throughout the hair for a sparkling understated look. Bobby pins are used in both everyday and dressy hairstyles, while chignon pins and hair pins are hair accessories usually reserved for formal occasions.

These are functional as well as decorative. The heads of these small pins like that of the bobby pin may be mounted with some precious gemstones, pearls etc. They are used for both securing portions of hair in a style and for decoration.

Hair pins are excellent accessories for prom, evening party or any
other special occasion. Accessorizing your hair with these add a
complimenting touch to outfit and adds sparkle to your ensemble.

 
 

 

 

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Bobby Pins

 
 
Bobby pins are the most simpler form of  hairpins. They are small pins
used to hold and secure hair strands as well as hair updo's.

The ones that have some precious metals or gemstones mounted on the
top, like Swarovski crystals, pearls etc may be categorised as hair
jeweleries.

These shinny and glittering gemstones and crystals can be mounted in
the shape of a flower or some other design to add glam and dazzle to
your hair do.

However, you may find the grip and hold loose. But you can always clip
two bobby pins together, parallel or criss-cross, to get greater hold
and grip.

 

 


 

Hair Clips

 

Hair clips is a name give to a number of hair accessories  that can
feature different hair locking techniques, closures, styles and
shapes. But the basic concept being that they are clipped into your
hair, by snapping a smaller portion or your complete hair,  to keep
them in place, remains the same.

These hair clips are the best means to keep your hair away from your face or to pull them back.

Hair clips are functional items that may help you secure and keep in place a larger volume of your hair.

They are available in infinite varities and shapes. They are high
fashion items that you can wear to the most dressy parties. You may also wear the simpler and plainer ones to your workplace as well as your formal meetings.

 

 


 

Banana Hair Clips

 

Banana hair clips are also known as alligator hair clips or the
concorde hair clips.

These are mostly made of plastics and feature small teeth on both the
sides to lock the hair and keep it in place from the nape of the
neck,at the back, to the top.

A banana clip is well suited to those with smaller to medium size
hair, as the clip may help you hair look longer than they actually
are. They create a pony tail effect.

You can wear them on thin hair as it may help them look a bit volumnous.
 
 

 

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Clutch or butterfly Hair Clips

 
 
These hair clips are mostly made of plastics. They are of innumerable
shapes, sizes, styles and colors.

They feature large teeth on both the sides to keep the hair firly
secure in between.

They may also greatly help you with your hair updo's.

They are so named after their butterfly or bow decoration like look.
 
   

Spring latch Clips

 

This is one of the most standardised form of a clip. The clip will
help you keep you hair secure and in place by clipping the hair in
between the two metal peices that close to form a hinged ltch.
 
   

Condor Clips

   

 

This is one of the most standardised form of a clip. The clip will
help you keep you hair secure and in place by clipping the hair in
between the two metal peices that close to form a hinged ltch.
 
 
 
   
 

 

Hair Accessories

Hair Claws or Jaws

 
 
Hair claws or jaws are hair clips that can be gather and hold a large
volume of hair in between it's jaw or claw as well as a smaller
section of your hair, depending on the size of the clip that you have
chosen.
 
   

Barrettes

 

A barrette can be worn on your hair as a clip. Like all other hair accessories, they are both ornamental and useful.

They are of innumerable shape and sizes. The barrettes may snap or clasp close to hold a small portion of hair in place.

They are all set on the basic design that features some curved, detailed or plain surface mounted or backed on a metal, a wood  or a plastic base. A Barrette hair jewelery may fetaure some rich precious metals or gemstones.

One of the most often occuring barrette design includes the bow made of fabric, glass, ceramics or metal.

Barrettes can be used for pushing a strand or lock of hair away from the forehead by clipping the hair upwards and keeping the hair in place.

However, a barrette may not help you gather too much of your hair but just a lock or so. The clasp may not close in case you have gathered a volumnous lock.

The length and the width of the clasp is a major factor in deciding the amount of hair that you can clasp within the barrette.

A short and tiny plastic barrette is an apt and a favorite among young children. They may help keep hair away from kid's forehead and that too with an easy clip-in closure. They feature funy and cool designs like cartoons, flowers, butterflies, etc.

Young ladies may wear the styles that feature elegant and chic styles and designs. Some may be fancy enought o accompant yo to your dressiest of parties. These may feature some precious metals or gemstoens and add dazzle and glitter to yuor hair.

Whereas, there are may designs that are simple and plain enought to be worn to your workplace.

Barrettes are stylish yet highly functional. This accounts for their validity and populrity among the consumers.

 

 


 

Floating Hair Gems

   

 

These new and innovative floating hair gems are hot and popular. They are decorative and not functional. They are named so as they appear to float over your hair, once you have worn them after attaching or mounting them over some velcro, snaps, wired gems or tiny magnets.

They are made of some precious gemstones or stones like rubies,
pearls, rhinestones etc. They range from an inch to 0.25 inches in
diameter.

They are available in all conceiveable designs, sizes and shapes. They are highly verastile and can be worn by all age groups and all hair styles, length and textures.
 
 
 
   
 

 

Hair Accessories

Hair Magnets

 
 
Hair magnets are clasped by snadwitching the locks or strands of hair
between some metal and a magnet beneath.

Select the magnet that suits the texture and length your hair well.

For silky, thin or short hair, heavy peices of magnet may slip away
from the place.

The medium length hair as well as the cury textured hair are apt for
hair magnets.

Try to position hair magnets closer to the scalp, for it is the palce
that hair magnets can be securely placed for a better hold. You can
also place them in some combinations of invisible hair pins.
 
   

Hair snap Clips

 

These clips are more of a decorative item and a little of a functional peice.

They are mostly used for decorative peices and they secure only a
smaller strand of hair in place.

Hair snaps snap into the hair and provide a stronger grip than hair
magnets can offer.

They may be worn near the scalp or the hairline and may go well with
all back styles and all upswept hair dos.

Hair snaps work well for the majority of hair textures and lengths
whether short or long.

 

 


 

Tiaras

   

 

Once associated with power and prestige, Tiaras atill are considered as luxury items that are elgant, refined, chic and stylish.

Brides prefer wearing them, mostly in some cultures like that in
India, as a religious obligation.

Tiaras look well with all hair styles from long, loosely flowing curls
to a contemporary sweeping updo.

Studds and stones, peals, crystals, semi-precious or colored stones, gold, silver, etc are added to the tiaras for glitter and shine.

Tiaras are made into single and double headbands, hair combs, bun rings and v-bands. Tiara combs that fix right at the crown is apt for thin and short hair styles.

The market is also swarming with convertible tiaras. Such a tiara may be converted into a bracelet,etc.

Tiaras are of a number of shapes and sizes. You must keep in mind the shape and size of your face while choosing a Tiara. The tiara should always be in proportion to your face.

For round faces, go for tiaras that have a third dimension of height, though in centimeters, added. Flat ones may work well for those with long faces.

A square shape may help your face look a bit less rounder while a
circular one may make your face appear more rounder.

For a small face, a longer running tiara may add an illusion of length to your face.

You may many often need pins or clips to keep your tiara in place. You can use bobby pins with jeweled heads for pinning your tiaras and add a slpash of glitter to your ensemble.

Simpler headband-type tiaras are made exquisite and elegant by adding crystals, pearls, etc. Beautiful flowers, studded with gemstones, and mounted on the headbands are also popular.
 

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Ponytail Holders

 
 
Ponytail holders are made of metals, fabrics and leather. etc.

Fabrics like cotton, nylon, hosiery, elastics, stretchable fabrics are
all used to make them.

Mostly, ponytail holders have elastics at the inner edges to provide
lift and grip to the pony tail.

The thickness of these pony tail holders range from narrow to thick
ones. You can select one for yourself keeping in mind the thickness
and length of your hair.

These elastic ponytail holders can hold your ponytails as well as
knots, braids, pleats and buns.

 

 


 

Scrunchies

 

Scrunches are a type ponytail holder that features elastic bands sewn
inside of a thin or thick strap of fabric. These are mainly dne into
ruffles or bunches.

 


 

Decorative Elastics

   

 

Decorative elastics are the ponytail holders that feature some
pattern, design or other decorative element at the center.

A medium size ponytail holder can work with many styles and hair types.

A smaller and thinner tie back style may be accomodated and secured
with the help of smaller and thinner ponytail holders.

Long tresses and thick hair can be secured with the help of thicker
holders that fetaure some stornger elastics.

For upswept braids or knots and buns, go for the thicker ones.
 
 
   
 

 

Hair Accessories

Hair Wreaths

 
 
Nothing can match the elegance and the charm of a hair wreath that is
made of expensive and rare precious and semi-precious gemstones and
metals. Beads, studs, pearls, crystals, diamonds all may make a hair
wreath steal the heats of a millions.

A hair wreath may ne understood as a garland of flowers that is worn
around your forehead.

Some of the most commonly occuring designs feature gold leaves of
olives, vines, sprigs or some flowers, bunch of grapes, etc.

Hair wreaths were most popular during the victorian era.

 


 

Alligator Clamps

 

Alligator clamps are available in  a number of shapes and sizes, from
small to medium ones.

They open by squeezing on one end and they close down on the hair.
They hold a small to medium amount of hair.

 


   

Hair Combs

   

 

Hair combs are worn to hold the hair back from the forehead and face.
They are apt for all upswept hair styles.

Hair combs are apt for long or thick locks. They provide grip and
support to all hair types and textures. These are popular among women
of all ages and regions.

These hair accessories are available in all shapes and sizes.

 


   
 

 

Hair Accessories

Snoods

 
 
Snoods are in great demand and quite popular since ages. It is their
functionality as well as their convenient and easy wearing technique
that accounts for it's validity and demand.

Snoods are hair accessories meant for women, exclusively. A snood is worn to cover the hair and to not let longer hair fall downwards.

Snoods are worn at the middle of the head. They feature a hairband or a ribbon to hold the long hair up and gather them around the nape of the neck. However, elastics have replaced these ribbons and pins to make them more simple and easy to wear.

The countries where wearing a hat, by women, was fashionable, these snoods played their role well by tieing long tresses very easily under the hats.

Creating a hair style with a snood is an easy job that requires little
time and less efflort. They are highly verastile. They can be worn by
all age groups and on all hair length and texture.

Tieing long hair into a knot or a bun or some other elaborate style
took most of the time and a lot of effort and skill. Wearing a snood
reduced most of the pain in hair dressing.

Finer or thicker hair can be dressed well in a snood for an unsept and attractive look. Since it's difficult to have hair updo's for thinner
hair, snood can be a great alternative for giving an illusion of a
longer and thicker hair.

A snood is highly functional. A snood is used to cover and to protect
the hair. You may prevent your ahir from damage caused by heat and sun as well as other pollutant present in air. A snood meant for this purpose has to be made of some thick and comfortable fabric.

Snoods can be worn on all hair length, whether short or long. A snood may give an illusion of having long hair eben if you have shorter
ones!!!

They are easy to wear and maintain. You just need to put your long
hair inside the snood and the rest will be looked after by the snood
itself. A longer hair can be worn inside a snood without the help of
any ribbon or pin.

There are also several styles and designs that you can choose from. However, the color the snood is mostly kept close to the colour of hair to match and mix with the hair.

This hair accessory can be worn at all possible occassion as a style
for every occassion is available. The design ranges from the sipmle
underrated to the most embellished and decorative peices. Bows, beads, studs, and glitters are all to be seen and cheirshed.

However, with the help of some bobby pins you can always ensure that your hair snood is in place. You can also clip in some jeweled and glittering bobby pins and some other clips or barrettes to add glamour and  dazzle to your ensemble

Snood styles are two. The one being the above the neck and around the nape of the neck style and the other being the full coverage snood style.

The nape of the neck style is quite popular among brides and during the proms and other evening parties. Lines and chains of beads, glittering bobby pins, pearls small flowers or some other jewels may be arranged in some patterns for an elegant, attractive and classic princess like look.

The full coverage snood style is worn at the crown of the head to
provide complete coverage to entire hair. This style is mostly worn at workplaces where open hair may give invitation to some hazards to both your hair and your job!!!

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Headbands

 
 
Head bands are worn at the highest point of the head and rest on the
head ending behind the ears. They provide hold and control to your
hair and keep them away from falling on your forehead. Some may also wear hairbands closer to the forehead for a cool retro chic look.

The appropriate size is one that can secure the hair firmly enough to
hold the style but without slipping, pinching, or otherwise causing
discomfort.

Headbands are highly adjustable, soft and elastic. They hold the hair
back from the hairline and allow your hair to fall freely at the back.
They can be worn on all hair styles, hair dos, hair length and hair
texture. They are worn by women belonging to all age groups. Some
fashionable young men may also give hair bands a try.

Head bands mostly feature tiny teeth like structures at the base of
the hair band to provide the grip and hold to your hair on the head.
They may also help those with curly locks have a smooth, even and neat finish at the hairline. However, those headbands made of fabrics like cotton satin etc may lack this system of teeth. The fabrics are mostly elastic.

Some headbands are made of materials like plastic or metal, with or
without gripping combs,  Other headbands and wraps are made of soft materials that are maleable and that wrap completely around the head. Suedes, vinyls, leathers, plastics, woods, and fabrics are all made into hairbands.

Hair bands come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some wires may also be converted into hairbands. Hairbands may be rounded, wavy, or straight-edged.

Wire-based and fabric made hairbands are highly verastile and can be adjusted for different sizes, while plastic bands are less adjustable and may break instead.

Hair bands may be glued or hand-stitched. Hand-made hair bands may be simple lengths of ribbon that can be wrapped around the head and tied underneath. Fabrics of different colours and prints amy be braided together in some patterns for a distinct and customised look.

Bridal, Prom and other dressy occasion hair jeweleries are made of
crystals, pearls  and other jewles and gemstones.

A jeweled headbands or a decorated comb may come to your rescue any day and at all occassions. Keep the embellished and the detail ones for your parties and keep the simpler ones for your formal occassions and other official parties.

Studds and glitter on you hairbands may help you attend all dressy
parties while the understated simplier ones can be worn at your
workplace as well as your formal parties.

Brides can wear hair bands to thier weddings. All you need is to
choose the embellished, decorated and studded ones done in some chick and fasfionable manner. Swarovski crystals and heathers are in.

A hairband may also fetch you an casual retro look. Select wide hair
band with a number or series of strong teeth for long and thich hair
require greater grip for stronger hold.

A wider and thicker hair band may provide a neat and plain look to your hair.

Fabric made hair bands can be secured with the help of clips, prongs and ties.

 


 
 

 

Hair Accessories

Tips

 
 
The functional aspect of hair jeweleries can't be denied. They may
help you keep your unruly locks neat and tidy as well as add some
elements of dazzle and glitter to them. Barrettes, Headbands,
Hairsticks, etc are highly functional as well as decorative. Hair
magnets, snaps, hair strings are fashion accessories for your hair.

Hair jeweleries are made to suit and fit people with all hair styles
and hair length. You can wear them with thick long tresses to thin
short or medium length hair. They suit all hair types weather cury,
wavy or straight.

There are a large variety of hair accessories available. They are
highy versatile and are available in a number of pattern, size, and
design. It is always good to try on several styles and types to find
the one that suits the texture as well as the length and style of your
hair the best.

Flowers and feathers are some of the popular and most sought after
designs in hair jeweleries. These may be carved or mounted on your
hairbands, hair clips, hair combs and all other hair accessorise.

You can update your wardrobe with many of these hair accessories or
jeweleries like barrettes, bun cages, beaded bobby pins, clips,
clamps, hair combs, hairpins, sticks, tiaras etc. Hair jewelries are
in trend and in vogue. They are to be seen from the Red Carpets to the
rampwalks as well as to many of the dressier parties that you are a
part of.

Brides can add sparkle to their ensemble that doesn't stop at the
necklace or earrings. Brides can add sparkle to their entire look by
adorning their tresses with hair jeweleries.

Special dressy occasions such as a prom, an evening party or a
quinceanera can be bedazzled by your elegant hair jewelries and
accessories. The hair jeweleries have adorned the tresses of many
celebrities who have flaunted them at major award ceremonies like the
Golden Globes or the Academy Awards and the Red Carpet.