Updated on October 4, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
I have this problem -“compulsory-hair-accessory-buying problem”. Without having much hair or without knowing the names of most of them, I do have a lot of them at home. So I did some digging around and came up with their names. About the hair, I do not think I can do much.
- Alligator clip
- Banana Clips
- Barrettes/French barrette
- Bendy or snap clip/Tic tac clips
- Bobby pin
- Bun pin
- Bun wrap
- Claw clips
- Chain halo
- Flat hair pins/Hair slides
- Hair elastic
- ponytail holder/hair ties
- Hair puff maker/Bump it
- Hair piece
- Hair combs
- Hair stick
- Hair wraps
- Ponytail barrette
- Ponytail holder
- Rubber bands
- (Flower) Tiara
- Turbans, hats, veils and hair scarves
I guess it is named so because of the way it opens its mouth in one press and also the teeth inside.
This is a U-shaped hinged clip with the jaws on either side of the clip holding the hair inside. It can make the hair fall like a cascade and make it look voluminous.
A barrette is a hair clip that is used to hold the hair neatly in its place.
Bendy or snap clip/Tic tac clips
Snap-on small slides that keep hair in place.
This is a thin and tight slide with ridges on the top side. These ridges help in keeping the hair neatly and firmly in place.
This is a U shaped pin used to hold the hair in buns neatly and in place.
This dressy hair accessory is used to wrap around the bun. In Indian weddings a bun wrap made of real flowers or artificial flowers are used (called Gajra)
Jaw clips/Hair clutcher clips/Butterfly clips
These are hair clips with deep claws.
This is a decorative head piece made of metal chains.
Flat hair pins/Hair slides
These are flatter versions of the bobby pins.
This is a band worn over the top of the head, meant to hold hair away from the face.
ponytail holder/hair ties
Hair puff maker/Bump it
These are hair accessories that add volume to the hair. They are inserted inside the hair for making the hair look thick and voluminous.
This refers to decorative headpieces worn on the hair during weddings.
Wide slides with combs keeping hair in check.
Updo barrette/Stick barrette
A hair clip fastened with a long stick.
These are wide headbands made of cloth which covers a large part of the head. Checkout the tutorial to make this type of headband
A curved clip which neatly covers the hair while holding the ponytail without flattening the hair.
This is a wrap for the whole ponytail – it can be a partial covering or a full covering.
These are hair ties covered with fabric.
These are thin elastic headbands which keep hair away from the face while exercising
Though not recommended, pretty colored rubber bands can be used to tie the hair up.
This is an ornamental hairband which resembles a crown. It is usually metal.
In a Flower tiara flowers are arranged over a headband to look like a tiara.
Turbans, hats, veils and hair scarves
Everything that is used to cover the head is a hair accessory.
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