Five Cute Ways to Adorn Your Strands

(Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America; ImaxTree)In case fancy updos or intricate braids aren't your style—or even if they are, and you simply don't have the time (or skills) to attempt them—there's no need to feel banished to a world of straight hair, ponytails, and buns. A cute 'do that looks like it took much longer to create than it actually did is within reach, and the secret is as simple as adding a hair accessory. We've rounded up five of the most stylish and easy-to-wear hair pieces from both Hollywood and the runways to give you a perfectly adorned 'do.

(Sources: ImaxTree; Anthropologie)One of the quickest fixes to any old hairstyle is to add a headband. A jeweled band, like the ones worn at Tanya Taylor, adds instant sparkle and can dress up any look. Get a similar style from Anthropologie with this Marquis headband ($32), which has the same pizazz as the runway one is more wearable every day. Find more of our favorite glitzy hair pieces, here.

(Sources: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America; Urban Outfitters)A trick for decorating short hair is to don a simple and delicate hair chain. We're loving this gold loop Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon yesterday. Whether you have short hair or not, a simple chain is an excellent choice to dress up your tresses at home. We're favoring this Twisted Chain Headwrap ($14) from Urban Outfitters. The elastic band makes it ideal for wearing on any spot on the head.

(Sources: ImaxTree; Sally Beauty)If you're feeling a little daring, throw in a little nod to Steven Tyler and go rock 'n' roll with some cool feathers. Solid black plumes gave models at Marchesa a tough, more dramatic feel, while still looking soft and subtle. Give the look a go with clip-on feathers from Sally Beauty ($3.99). The satin feathers come in a variety of colors too, so you can really go wild.

(Sources: Bella Thorne/Instagram; Charmsies)If hair jewels seem a little juvenile for you, chances are you haven't seen them lately. We spotted the millennial trend on Bella Thorne, who wore adorable, petite stars scattered throughout her braid. Dazzle your next plait with Charmsies ($12). These teensie little stars adhere to hair with a touch of flat iron heat.

(Sources: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images North America; Lucky)OK, this look might have come from New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, but that doesn't mean we have to wait until autumn to give it a shot. This silk scarf-adorned braid was all the rage at Honor's runway show. (Get the exact how-to, here!) Even if you can't quite master the intricate braid, a silk scarf will still look stylish wrapped around your strands. Opt for a floral scarf like this one from Lucky Brand ($34.65). Not only is it currently on sale, but the "exploded" pink roses make it wearable for spring.

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