Up-dos: which accessories should you go for?

A closer look at must-have canny and practical accessories which you should always have to hand for putting your locks up easily.

A practical hairband for SOS hairstyles

The ubiquitous scrunchie is an essential accessory to have in your emergency hair styling kit to create an array of up-dos in no time at all. High and low ponytails, chignons and buns, braids of all kinds and half-up half-down styles – hairbands adapt to suit all of your styling needs. Transparent, black or chosen to match your outfit, the hairband is an essential accessory when you want to put your hair up easily.

Wavy hairgrips to create an invisible up-do

This accessory is the secret to creating a pretty chignon, whether it be floaty and romantic, scraped back or full of glamour with the French twist. Hairpins and clips ensure that your hairstyle holds without being too visible, as long as you choose the same colour as your hair (golden for blond, brown for light brown and black for dark brown). Ideal for holding unruly strands in place, they go unnoticed in your locks as long as you put them in correctly.

A foam donut to add volume

Do you dream of having an XXL hairstyle but have fine locks? The donut is a must-have accessory for you! This small piece of foam comes either in a long pad shape or in the shape of a donut to add volume to your chignon. There is also a quiff version to add height to your hairstyles and to avoid that flat effect often created when hair is swept back. Basically the donut is an excellent secret weapon for hair lacking in volume. Donuts are also perfect for mid-length locks as they can make it look longer. To do this, just cover the donut with your shortest strands.

A pretty hairclip to add a decorative finishing touch to your hairstyle

Hair clips are not just for holding back unruly strands. Like a brooch on a garment, they are also meant to be decorative. They are a form of hair jewellery in themselves which you can use as much as you like to decorate your braids, chignons and even loose locks to add a personalised touch to your hairstyle… And to give it maximum style points! XXL size hair clips can be the centrepiece of your look, while more understated ones can add a touch of elegance to a romantic hairstyle. You could also give a rock’n’roll style to your locks by trying out the array of metal hair clips available on the market. Just slide one in here and there in your hair. Essentially, hair clips add the finishing touch to hairstyles – even the simplest ones. So, make the most of them: they have come back on trend in a big way!

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