Effortless Everyday Hair Accessories

Let’s face it, not every day is a good hair day. But the next time you have an unmanageable coif, instead of trying to cover it up, why not dress it up? Hair accessories are a great way to get unruly tresses in check — with just one step. There are plenty of versatile options — from headwraps and headbands to barrettes and bobby pins — and we’ve narrowed down our favorites in each category. Whether you’re looking to switch up your daytime routine or add a little something special for a night out, these hair accessories are endlessly versatile.

1. Edgy Headband

Edgy Headband This is the easiest of all hair accessories: simply place it on top of your head and you’re ready to walk out the door–no fussing or adjusting required. If ‘headband’ immediately makes you think of Blair Waldorf, don’t worry — they don’t have to be bow-adorned, jewel-tone, and satin-covered. We love this stunning option from Lipsy because it’s equal parts eye-catching and urbane.

Black feather crystal headband, $12.84, lipsy.co.uk

2. Chic Head Wrap

Chic Head Wrap Unlike a headband, a headwrap has a piece of elastic in the back to keep it in place, which gives you more freedom to play around with placement. For a classic look, you can wear it exactly like a headband with just the top portion peeking out, but if you want a more modern take, you can wear it over all your hair in sort of tiara-like manner with the decorative part just grazing your hairline. For either style, this pearl Ann Taylor headwrap, which is appealing in a Grecian-goddess-y way, would look lovely.

Pearl stretch headband, $26, anntaylor.com

3. Sophisticated Barrettes

Sophisticated Barrettes Forget the candy-colored barrettes of your youth. These stylish hair accessories are back in a big way, but in far more sophisticated iterations. We love using them to secure troublesome bangs or for fastening side-parted hair right above the ear. Topping our list of favorites: these Frech Luxe mini bows in an array of Tortoise Shell shades (plus basic black, of course). Charming and girly, these irresistible little clips are a nod to more juvenile times — only infinitely more refined.

France Luxe Mini Bows, $14, folica.com

4. Sweet Bobby Pins

Sweet Bobby Pins Whether you just want to pull a section of hair back or you need to secure an updo, these little grippers are an easy way to give your hair a pretty upgrade. We love these pearlescent pins from Anthropologie because they are understated enough to wear during the day but also look so glam peeking out of upswept hair at night. Whether you’re going for a full hairstyle or leaving your hair loose, add these for a touch of shine.

Glowing strand bobby pins, $15, anthropologie.com

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