Holiday Ornaments

Deck hair with accessories that add glitz and glam.

In preparation for festive celebrations, add a little something to clients’ chic updos or flowing waves with a fitting hair accessory. Nick Stenson, senior artistic creative director of JCP Salon and artistic director for Matrix, and Clarissa Malek, owner and artistic director of Bloom Beauty Lounge in New York City, offer their expertise on pairing these pieces with various hair types and styles. —Corie Hengst >


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“This elaborate vintage broach will surely make a statement,” says Clarissa Malek. “Make it the centerpiece by pairing it with a curly, Renaissance-style updo.”

“Wear this bold, modern clip vertically with a smooth, voluminous twist,” says Clarissa Malek.

“It’s New Year’s glam,” says Nick Stenson. “Pins are particularly great for fine hair because they’re not heavy.”

“This accessory is reminiscent of the roaring ’20s and will be perfect for a vintage look,” Nick Stenson says.

“Art deco and simple, this hairpin can be paired with a loose side bun and sideswept bangs,” Clarissa Malek suggests.

“This is perfect for a holiday dress, work or a night on the town,” Nick Stenson says.


Koby Ben, creative director at Alibi SoHo Salon and Alibi 25 Salon Flatiron in New York City, created the Alibi Hair Wand to retail as a versatile hair accessory at his salon. “It’s elegant and holds any type of hair,” he says. “It can support anything from a classic chignon to a messy ponytail.” Ben retails the accessory as an add-on with a blowout or updo, and it’s appropriate for a variety of occasions. Stylists who desire to create their own hair accessory lines can initially display the items at stylists’ stations so they are noticed; once they are more well-known, Ben suggests moving them to the retail or front desk area.

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