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19 Hair Accessories That Will Upgrade Your Updo

From ponytails to beachy waves, every look becomes instantly prettier when you add one of these gems
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Center of Attention
A statement-making piece is perfect for special occasions. If you're an updo kind of gal, try the Colette Malouf Mystic Crystal Round Tort Comb, $134. It's a bit of an investment, but the Swarovski crystal patterns come in three different colors, and can be worn alongside every updo imaginable -- from a classic French twist to a trendy mass of upswept braids and knots.

The Kitsch Thunderbird Bun Pin, $24, is the greatest addition to a topknot we've ever seen. Worn above the bun at the crown of the head, it gives you the confidence boost of a tiara in an un-obnoxious, totally stylish way.

If you're leaving your hair loose, the Coral Stone Goddess Chain Headwrap from Urban Outfitters, $18, is pretty and right on trend with its coral enamel charms.

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Pumped Up Ponies
Ponytails are having a moment this spring. The on-trend way to accessorize them? Add a cuff.

For a runway-inspired look à la Jason Wu's spring collection, try the Capsule Ponytail Clip, $18, from Nasty Gal, or Forever 21 Lacquered Cuff Hair Elastic, $6.80.

For added color and texture, twist your ponytail up with a Henri Bendel Broadway Dome Pony, $48, in coral, or this Metallic Leather Thin Pony Wrap, $65, from the queen of hair accessories, Jennifer Behr.

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Festival-Approved Florals
You don't have to be hitting the music festival circuit in denim cutoffs and oversized sunnies to work feminine flowers into your hair. For a softer approach to the flower crown, try this peachy headband from Johnny Loves Rosie, $30.10.

If you're not ready to go all out, clip one of these Ban.do Mini Pom Pom Flowers, $12, into loose or pulled-back hair. Or weave a Free People Floral Braid In, $24, into your hair for the most gorgeous braided look we've ever seen.

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It's Greek to Me
A Grecian-style headband is the perfect complement to sun-kissed skin and metallic gladiators. Claire's Filigree Leaves Headwrap, $7.50, can be worn as a headband or wrapped slightly lower across the forehead. Or try the Urban Outfitters Athena Headband, $20 for a more subtle take on the trend.

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All Tied (and Twisted) Up
There are endless options when it comes to headbands and turbans, but these are our favorites. The Forever 21 Classic Turban-Style Headwrap, $3.80, comes in several colors, and is so budget-friendly, you can scoop them all up. Or get twisted with the L. Erickson Interlock Turban Headband, $24.

If you want to take the classic turban up a notch, try a Three Bird Nest Mint Jeweled Beaded Turban Headband, $38, or ASOS Peacock Print Turban, $11.29.



Hair accessories are basically jewelry for your hair -- which might explain why we just can't get enough. They're a quick way to add color and personality to basic hairstyles. Pop a Swarovski-encrusted comb alongside a topknot, and suddenly you're a modern day Holly Golightly. Throw a patterned turban over beach-y waves for an instant dose of bohemian cool.

These are the hair accessories that have us inspired for spring. They promise to keep you looking impossibly chic -- even on hot days when you're rocking a slicked-back pony or messy bun.
BY MARISSA DESANTIS | MAY 7, 2014 | SHARES
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