29 hair styling accessories to make statements when you get out of bed and zoom in


When you’re alone in quarantine in a New York apartment the size of a large walk-in closet, you really don’t have much to look at except your own reflection, probably on a screen. These days that means being confronted with what you look like when leading a meeting or meeting up with friends. It has been my reality for over two months, at least. And seeing myself like this so often has made me obsessed with every little imperfection, especially when it comes to my hair.

I have curly curls some days, weird waves on others. Also, it seems that the left side of my hair is sort of growing twice as fast as my right side. (Is this possible?) I haven’t touched a straightener or hair dryer since I started to self-isolate, which is good for the health of my hair but bad for the person who must be witness to the savage disorder attached to my head.

It took me a few weeks of creepy frizz before I remembered the awesome way I masked my unfortunate hair as a kid: the headbands. And instead of using a heat tool or scissors to deal with misbehaving strands, I also added barrettes, bows, beaded bobby pins, ’90s inspired clips, and rubber bands. hair fun to my routine. While they are small and may seem unimportant, these accessories make me look good even without an ounce of makeup and in a full pajama set.

Below, find an assortment of hair accessories that will become the subject of your virtual happy hours. The best part? You don’t even have to wash your hair more than twice a week to achieve these styles. Good shopping!

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David R. Brewer