All That Glitters – Holiday Hair That Turns Heads
Hair accessories are back and bolder than ever. Feeling a little shy when it comes to sparkle? The holiday season is a perfect time to get away with lots of glitz and glamour. I recently shopped the brilliant selection of hair accessories at Pretty Poppy in Newburyport, and found festive yet fashionable pieces that will have you feeling like a princess.
The vintage comb, dressed up with rhinestone, pearl or crystal, is a simple and sophisticated way to elevate your look from the “everyday” to holiday. A single comb tucked on one side is a great choice for women who want to make a subtle statement or who have a shorter cut. If you have longer hair, opt for a low chignon style at the nape of the neck and top it with a more substantial and embellished comb.
The goddess headband is enjoying the spotlight right now because it complements so many trending styles, from soft braids to loose, messy curls. This piece is your secret weapon for amplifying bohemian chic styles. Choose an intricately patterned, bedazzled band that will catch the light—and plenty of attention. The best part? Today’s bands stay beautifully in place.
The classic clip secures style and staying power. For women with longer locks or thick curls, the candied-up clip is the right choice for your New Year’s Eve look. When you have great hair—you can don this queen of the crystal embellishments and get the hold you need to keep everything in the right place. Clips come in varying widths and sizes. Choose a pair of small clips and double them up for twice the shine.
Each of the selections featured here are available at Pretty Poppy and range in price from $8 to $15.
Pretty Poppy: Newburyport, Mass. / (978) 462-1386
Also pictured: Glittering evening clutch from Madox, Newburyport ($66); perfect NYE heel by Lola Cruz, available at Sole Amour, Andover ($298)
Go out with a Blowout
Want that ultra-special look, but worried about your at-home styling skills? ‘Tis the season for a blowout. More and more salons are turning attention to their blowout services, and the time to treat yourself is now. You’ll get a polished look that will send you into your holiday gathering with good cheer—and great confidence. Check out these blowout destinations:
French Twist: Newburyport, Mass. / (978) 358-8150
Luxebar: Peabody, Mass. / (978) 531-0140
Monte Carlo Salon: Methuen, Mass. / (978) 682-6464
Spa Nijoli & Salon: Methuen, Mass. / (978) 682-9772