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Hair Accessories for Women

Dhanya Joy Oct 27, 2018
With the number of different hair accessories that are available today, having a bad hair day is a thing of the past. Women's hair accessories are available for every attire, for every occasion, and to suit every hairstyle. Here are some great hair accessories for women.
Your hair may be your crowning glory, but on the days that it just refuses to stay in place, you feel like pulling it out. One of the best ways of dealing with the bad hair days is to add some gorgeous accessories to your hair.
Not only do they keep the hair in the intended place, but also give you a chic appearance. Hair accessories are the flavor of the season among celebrities and runway models.
From blossoming flower headbands and pretty head scarves to big polka-dotted bows, you can find hair accessories just about everywhere.
Whether you are aiming for that elegant look with antique brooches and hair combs, or a cute, fun look with funky head wraps, hair accessories can help you achieve that look with ease.
Moreover, these accessories are available in a range of colors, designs and embellishments to suit your taste and style. Here is a list the different hair accessories for women.

List of Hair Accessories for Women


Headbands have always been in fashion, and their wide variety has only added to their popularity. Jeweled, crotchet, lace, chiffon, braided, and glitter headbands are quite popular among women.
Headbands can be worn with long hairstyles as well as short hairstyles, and some also go well with certain formal attires. They can be worn when leaving your hair loose and even when its tied up in a ponytail. Headbands with a messy bun is extremely feminine and pretty.
They hold the hair back firmly, and highlight the facial features. They are convenient to use while participating in activities that need the hair to be held back.
If you're sporting a haircut with bangs, use a hard headband to define your hairstyle. For parties and informal occasions, opt for soft, stretchable headbands, or the ones with bows and embellishments. There is also an option of headbands that have built-in combs to keep hair tangle free.

Ponytail Holders and Bands

A ponytail is popular and an easy way of styling the hair. To keep your ponytail in place, you would need a great ponytail holder. From basic hair ties to ones with beads, embellishments, and flowers, the ponytail holders are available in a range of styles, designs, and colors.
The soft and stretchable bands are made of fabrics, such as nylon and are ideal for securing ponytails and braid hairstyles. They can cause damage if entangled in the hair, but otherwise they are the best option to secure long hairstyles as they can be looped a few times to secure the hair.
A type of hair band that is great for securing a ponytail are 'scrunchies'. These are made by covering elastic with loose fabric that is crunched together. They are also available in different hues, styles, and embellishments such as snoods, plastic balls, and bows.

Hair Clips

Hair clips, also known as barrettes, are the most common hair accessory for women. Whether you simply want to gather all your hair, or you want to sport a French roll, a hair clip will hold up any hairdo.
Hair clips of different designs can easily enhance any hairdo and are perfect accessories for occasions, such as a wedding. Other types of hair clips include hair clamps, ponytail holders, comb clips, metal, and plastic clips etc. They are made with metal, plastic, or fabric.
Large and small jaw clips are also quite popular for holding the hair. Snap clips in different colors that are quite popular with kids, can be used for adding the fun quotient to your hairstyle.


Whether you want to keep the layers off your face, or secure your hair into a nice bun, hairpins are a necessity for every woman. These thin metal pins, available in a range of colors and sizes, are curved at one end and open at the other.
People tend to choose hairpins that are the same color as their hair so that they can hold up the hair without seeming too obvious. However, pins with a bit of ornamentation are in vogue as well.

Hair Combs

Hair combs, also known as French combs, are inserted in the hair so as to lock the hair in place. The comb is inserted upside down or backwards into the hair, which is then flipped over to lock the hair in place.
There are many sizes of hair combs available in the market, suitable for different hair textures. They, usually are the best for styling medium to long hair into an updo or simply to hold the hair back.

Head Scarves and Wraps

Scarves, bandanas, and hair wraps―in different fabrics, colors, and designs―are a great way of battling those bad hair days. Place it around the head, wrap, and tie it
Hair scarves can be worn to match the outfit that you're wearing, and they come in all kinds of fabrics, colors, and designs. Other than scarves, you can try accessorizing the hair with snoods and hair turbans as well.

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a popular hair accessory, especially for those having short hairstyles. They not only not make hair appear longer, but also enable you to sport different hair colors. They are temporary and can be easily removed.
Hair extensions can be either glued, sewn, or clipped to the hair. Clipped hair extensions are less expensive and cause no damage to the hair. Whether you are looking for a chic look or a more punk-girl look, hair extensions are your best option.
Other hair accessories include hair bows and hair nets, chopsticks, tiaras, hair caps and hats, bandanas, head wraps, hair jewelry, etc. So the next time you go shopping, pick some hair accessories, and try using them to get a new and different look!