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Making a first impression is important and well-maintained hair can always draw attention. Sometimes though, your hair just does not want to be cooperative and you need something to save a bad hair day. Nothing can get you out of a bind like a hair ornament. Even if you look great, accessorizing your locks with an addition of some sort will most surely make heads turn. Here are five different types of accessories for your locks.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.


Make a statement by wearing a bow in your hair. There are so many ideas when it comes to a bow. You have several styles to choose from including a pinwheel, a layered bow, a pony O, and many more. You can also choose from several types of material depending on the mood you are in or the mood you would like to create. Bows can be made of satin, velvet, lace, and even duct tape! Bows can also be used in conjunction with other hair ornaments.


A nice headband can complement your wardrobe choice of the day or can be used just to keep your flyaways out of your face. It is a very versatile ornament and can be paired with any style of dress. Whether you are dressed for the gym or a night out on the town, a headband can make your hair look great. It doesn't matter what type of hair you have either. They can be used with curly or straight and with or without bangs.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


A comb is an accessory that looks just like a comb on the end but also has a thick edge on top. The top is usually decorated in some fashion. Some hair combs can be made up to really stand out when placed in someone's hair. The comb is functional too as it will hold hair in place. You can use it with a just about any style: a French twist or even a ponytail.


There are all sorts of clips on the market. Jaw clips are very popular and come in a range of styles and sizes. They range in style from very plain to those adorned with diamonds and other gems. The clip is basically an alternative to a hair tie, which is used for keeping up longer hair. Most jaw clips make for good casual occasion hair ornaments, but some of the more decorative versions will work in more formal settings.


Barrettes are a more subtle accessory than many others. They are used for gathering, clipping or fastening hair to hold it in a certain style, a ponytail for example. Barrettes come in various sizes and some can be very plain while others may be somewhat more decorative. They can be used with all lengths and are, for the most part invisible. They can add a nice touch to an already great hairstyle.

Whether you make your own or buy ones already completed with the right accessory to match your attire you are sure to get a beautiful look that many others will notice!

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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