19 Best Holiday Hair Accessories to Stay Festive This Season

Christmas and New Year are fast approaching, which means there are only a few weeks left to shop perfect party look. Make a statement this winter season by sprucing up your style with the ultimate holiday hair accessories full of glitter and sparkles.

According to Lisa Sanchez, fashion editor for The Nines, if the 2023 runway trends are any indication, hair jewelry is about to explode, just in time for the holiday season. This look is all about delicate metals and gemstones in unexpected places – think rings around braids, necklaces like headbands and pearl-wrapped ponytails.

Prepare to be a resident fashionista this year as we have found some fabulous hair accessories sure to wow all your guests in the room. From stylish hair bows to dazzling headbands, you’ll feel happier than Eloise in “Eloise at Christmas.” As Sanchez says, “The best thing about this trend? You don’t have to be a Vanderbilt for this to work.

Holiday Hair Accessories to Shop

Forever 21 Velvet Bow Hair Clip

Not a velvet fan? We think you may be swayed with this gorgeous bow hair clip from Forever 21. The rich maroon color will perfectly complement any black or white holiday dress.

BaubleBar Aaliyah Hair Clip Set

Celebrate Santa’s Claws in style with this set of hair clips from BaubleBar. These two-prong clips are available in silver and gold – sing it for us, Dolly Parton! These clips are the perfect solution for keeping your hair out of your face while cooking Christmas Eve dinner.

Free People Softest Drawstring Scrunchie

Make all your guests green with envy wearing this cord scrunchie from Free People. This hair accessory is available in two rich shades of green – forest and mint. 98% of customers recommend this product, with one satisfied shopper saying, “I love this scrunchie! It is soft and suitable for winter. It holds my fine hair wonderfully.

Glitter scrunchies

Never let anyone dull your shine and it will be impossible with these four glitter hair scrunchies. Currently an Amazon pick, these stylish hair ties are made of high-quality fabric and comfortable elastic bands, so you won’t be ready to pull your hair out by the end of the night.

Camila Paris French Octopus Hair Clip

Pretend to celebrate the holidays atop the Eiffel Tower with this French octopus hair clip. 79% of Amazon customers recommend this clip with high praise for its sturdiness and how it successfully holds thick, long hair.

Merry Christmas Headband

Make it reign, stag with this festive Merry Christmas tiara headband from Amazon. Made of flexible metal, this affordable hairpiece has an adjustable width to comfortably fit most head sizes. Encrusted with 168 rhinestones, this crown will let you be the queen you were meant to be.

J.Crew Factory Rhinestone Hair Clip

All that glitters is gold and you’re sure to be sparkling with this rhinestone hair clip from J. Crew Factory. Its crystal gold color makes it the perfect match with a sequin dress or ballet flats! This shiny clip is made of steel, zinc and glass stones.

J.Crew Factory tartan knotted headband

Join the plaid girls club this season wearing this bestselling tartan knot headband. This product is machine washable and 100% cotton. A five-star reviewer said it was “the perfect edit to any outfit to add a little holiday flair.”

Winter Snowflake Hair Side Comb

“Tail it ’til you do” with this winter hair comb that will give you that little bit of shine you need to shine on the holidays. Available in a variety of colors like light rose gold, iridescent silver and classic silver to satisfy your love for bling.

Express Sweater Knit Headband

It’s finally sweater season and we’ve got the perfect knit headband to pair with your favorite yarn. This knit headband from Express has a good average rating, with one satisfied customer calling it “a cute sweater headband that I like to pair with my winter looks for a touch of accessory”.

Flower Headband Floral Hair Garland

Who will crown this holiday season? This floral hair garland is one size fits most people, and it’s comfortable to wear where it won’t pull your hair out when taken off. It will be a perfect accessory for all your christmas elves!

Free People Bianca bow headband

Give Blair Waldorf a hard time with this bow headband from Free People. 100% of customers recommend this product and it comes in five enticing colors including black, navy and chartreuse. One five-star reviewer said, “I LOVE this headband and use it all the time! I wore it with a two piece FP outfit for my birthday and got tons of compliments.

Draper James Blue Velvet Bow Headband

You’ll have a blue Christmas with this gorgeous velvet bow headband from Draper James, but it won’t be because you’re sad. This beautiful velvet hairpiece will turn heads all season long. One five-star reviewer said, “Love the arch detail and the color is very rich. I love this headband!”

Hill House Home Le Belle Arc

Be the belle of the ball with this super charming bow from Hill House Home. Available in a variety of regal colors including dark green, burgundy and white, this product comes pre-tied and includes a barrette closure so it’s easy to clip into your hair. As one happy customer said, “just add to cart already”.

Draper James Classic Bodycon Headband

All your guests will bow down to you in this adorable classic skinny headband from Draper James. With its classic black color, it is the perfect accessory for any holiday outfit. No bad hair days here!

Lele Sadoughi Jet Jessie Velvet Headband

Look as chic as a royal this winter with this classic helmet from Lele Sadoughi. The Jessie headband comes with an elegant custom fabric pouch, making it the perfect item for vacation trip! It also includes a gold logo charm for a more elegant touch.

Ted Baker Crystin Rhinestone Oversized Headband

Marilyn Monroe sang “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and we totally agree with this oversized headband from Ted Baker. Crafted with a 100% polyester shell with glass and stainless steel accents, this elegant hair accessory will make you sparkle more than the angel atop the Christmas tree.

Lele Sadoughi Copper Ombre Crystal Gigi Headband

The “Gigi” headband is inspired by the character from the 1958 film of the same name. Shine like a diamond with this hand-embellished hair accessory that features a row of round ombré crystals with 14k gold-plated prong settings. Everyone will shout, Au!

Loren Hope Blair Headband

This regal headpiece is the ultimate splurge accessory for a winter wedding. Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or wedding guest, this timeless headband will make you look stunning day or night. Available in an assortment of shades including apricot, aqua, crystal, emerald and fuchsia, so there’s no excuse not to match your dress.

David R. Brewer