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Simple Hair Accessories For Effortless Everyday Style

Runway-ready in 5 minutes.

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Planning hairstyles for school or work doesn't exactly conjure up a mood board of exciting, experimental looks – especially not when you wake up five minutes before you have to leave the house, and complete most of your beauty routine on the subway. But there is a quick and simple way you can add some glamour to your hair without spending hours in front of the mirror: with the help of cute accessories. With inspiration from the blogosphere and Fashion Week, there are more options than you might have thought to get your locks looking runway-ready in no time. 

Check out our top 5 effortless hair accessories for a high-fashion finish and scroll down to shop our selection:

join the headband


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Practical and pretty, the headband is an ideal accessory if you spend a lot of time at a desk. It keeps your locks out of your eyes while simultaneously framing your face and, if you get the color spot-on, highlighting your hair tone. Think bright, bold shades to add a Blair Waldorf-style accent to your look, or metallic finishes that bring out the gloss of your hair. A color wheel will help you see which shades are most complementary together.

bow to the black bow


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Sometimes you just can't beat black. As Givenchy's former designer Riccardo Tisci once said, “Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette.” This elegant black bow is a case in point. It adds just the right amount of sass and femininity to a classic ponytail. Pick out a velvet or lace version to contrast against a tough leather jacket or sporty look. 

wrap it up


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Scarves don't have to stay around your neck all winter. A foulard or thin scarf can become the perfect hair accessory when slightly twisted and wrapped around the head. It can also be a great opportunity to introduce a bold print into an otherwise-boring uniform. Plus, it's perfect for hiding bad hair days!

Scrunchie Love


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Yep, it's confirmed, the scrunchie is back. We don't know which side of the school fence we stand on this topic, but at least we know that our hair will be happy – scrunchies are much less damaging to your roots than regular elastics. Keep it chic by opting for more subtle shades, as inspired by Mansur Gavriel's SS18 show in New York, or add a graphic touch to your outfit with a contemporary take on the '80s staple. Avoid bubblegum pink like the plague.

Designer ribbon


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Dior has long been a champion of the logo ribbon, notably with summer's must-have J'ADIOR kitten heels. The neat, simple fastening solution recently made its way onto the scene in the form of a hair tie on several major runways and was instantly picked up by street style stars. Why not make the most out of every inch of your beautifully wrapped designer purchases by re-purposing the ribbon? Finish a simple ponytail with a bow, or braid it into a messy plait for an unexpected addition to a classic look. 
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Uterque Printed Silk Scarf - £78
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ASOS Twist Jersey Headband - £6
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Urban Outfitters Scalloped Comb Headband -  $8
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Jennifer Behr Velvet Bow Ponywrap - $ 162
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Headband of Hope Black Chiffon Tie -  $16
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Fendi Wonders Scarf - $400
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Forever 21 High Polish Headband Set - €3
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Lelet NY Mercury Studded Gold Plated Headband - $220
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Topshop Purple Velvet Hair Scrunchie - $12.50
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Free People Bow Scrunchie - $6
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Urban Outfitters Floral Brocade Headwrap - $16
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Uterque Silk Bandana - £38
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Free People Faux Fur Scrunchie - $8
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Mango Embroidered Flowers Hairband - $26
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Fendi Circle Garden Wrappy - $200
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Topshop Embellished Gem Headband - $18
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