Remember that episode of Sex and the City where Carrie Bradshaw told her boyfriend that no self-respecting New York City woman would wear a scrunchie unless she was washing her face at the bathroom sink? Much to Carrie’s chagrin, I’ve recently noticed at least a handful of women working a scrunchie into their hairdos. Although they showed there are ways to make the ’90s throwback work, I still have a hard time warming up to the idea of a scrunchie comeback.
Just like your jewelry, a hair accessory can be the perfect finishing touch. And no offense to scrunchies, but there are so many chic ways to add something special to your look. Whether you want to add a punch of color or a sparkly touch to your hairdo, hair accessories are an easy, inexpensive fix.
From casual to dressy styles, click through for 25 great options—all under $25—to amp up your beauty look this season.