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8 Adorable Alternatives to Your Basic Hair Tie

Looking to dress up your ponytail?
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There are few things more key in life than a good hair tie. Those little black elastics have been a permanent fixture on our wrists for years now: Dependable and always ready to swoop in and save the day whenever you need to get your hair out of your face.

That said, sometimes you want to mix it up. Statement hair accessories have been getting more and popular lately, on the runways, on the red carpet, on the 'gram — they're everywhere these days. So, whether it's a stylish corduroy scrunchie or a sweet circle and stick set, these adorable alternatives to your typical hair tie will do just as good a job of holding all your hair back, while also adding a unique flair to your look.

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Sure, you can use a normal scarf or handkerchief to tie back your hair — but they can be a bit of a pain, requiring constant adjustments throughout the day. A scrunchie/scarf hybrid like this is the perfect solution, offering both (convenient) form and (adorable) function.

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This throwback scrunchie gets double nostalgia points for its perfect neon pink, shimmery disco-appropriate fabric. Plus, it'll take any look from basic to ready-to-party in an instant.

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If you're more of a minimalist, you'll appreciate the simplicity of this hair holder. This sweet little cuff — which is available in silver and gold — dresses up your tresses and makes a metallic statement. Use the attached hair tie to hold it up, and then wrap the cuff around for a serious upgrade.

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This nifty accessory is easier to use than it looks: Just place the circle on top of your ponytail, then take the stick from one side weave it into the circle from above, scoop up the pony, and then slide the slick back up the circle through the opposite side. Functional and stylish? You got it.

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