How to Choose the Perfect Hair Accessory for Your Hairstyle

by Safan Khan Content Writer

There is historical evidence of hair accessories made from animal bones, twigs, stones, shells and so on to signify status, celebration, and mourning. Hair accessories have often been used in the Victorian and Tudor eras to symbolise the political zeitgeist of the times – whether through shrouds that cover the hair or through elaborate hairstyles and wigs. Trends in women hair accessories are more keenly followed because of the nostalgic feel of little girls being dressed by their mothers in cute dresses, clips and bows. Wedding is another life event when a lot of focus is given to accessorising the hair in beautiful traditions, culturally passed down from generation to generation, all over the world.

Hair accessories are the ultimate romance-inducing artefacts – imagine a yesteryear Bollywood movie where the hero places a flower in the heroine’s hair. Hair accessories also need to be given due consideration in terms of the kind of feelings they evoke and the stories they tell. Fast forward to the 90s and Y2K where maximalism led to wearing over-the-top clips and barrettes inspired by pop culture, even going as far as covering the entire hairline with them. With conversations around sustainability, accessory designers are hard-pressed to rethink how to use materials without generating the demand for new resources and to give due credit to craft and artisans. This harbingered the existing era of making beautiful things out of waste and ornamenting it with different craft-led finishes and embellishments.

As a design-led curated platform of emerging designers in India, in our guide to help you choose the right accessory, we help you find something that goes beyond discovering fancy hair accessories online.

Tip 1

Up your hair game. When your work day calls for a simple do, make it work with meaningful and mindfully made hair accessories that complement your work-wear as well as make a statement to the observer. Use a modern rendition of hair bun accessory that you can find on Ciceroni:

This gold-toned accessory works well for curly, wavy and straight hair!

Tip 2

Comfort and simple. Make sure the accessory you choose is comfortable to wear, doesn’t get stuck and one that you know how to use in multiple ways. The simpler it is, the longer it will last. One such hair accessory can be found here:

This pin available in gold and silver is a must have for festive season, and can amp up those romantic tendrils of hair that you choose to wear your hair down.

Tip 3 

Experiment. But don’t let the accessory wear you. Give into understated and eclectic accessories that speak of accessible luxury. One way to get the conversation started could also be to accessories your hair with a handcrafted scarf and eschewing hair bands and scrunchies. For those extra Hollywood vintage feels, try this scarf:

Tip 4

Differentiation is the name of the game. A sure shot way to grab eyeballs has been to wear wigs and extensions to create the illusion of abundance of hair and keeping in with the trends. Go a step further with fabric-based hair strings that give you that extra Bohemian edge! Find our curation of eclectic and handmade hair strings here:


Tip 5

Use products for help. The market is cluttered with clips, bows, headbands and barrettes. Use the right hair care and electronic products to style your hair that will even hide a bad hair day or unwashed hair! Differentiate your style with accessories for hair buns – whether they are updos, half dos or Princess Lea-inspired hair buns. Try this caged bun accessory:

Find an exclusive selection of hair accessories meant for the modern aesthete on Ciceroni that can be used by anyone. Moreover, they make for great gifting option festive or otherwise.

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