18 Party-Ready Hair Accessories to Ring in the New Year

Updated 12/14/18

New Year's Eve is basically synonymous with glitter, sparkle, and shine. It's one of the few occasions when we can wear glitzy outfits, bold makeup, and jewel-encrusted accessories without looking kitschy, costumey, or overdone. In fact, it's the only holiday that allows—nay, encourages—us to dress like human disco balls.

We're ready for New Year's Eve (both literally and figuratively) in that we have our intentions set; our 2019 goals in mind; our outfits hanging, pressed, and ready; and our favorite glitter makeup products garnered on the bathroom vanity. Now all that's left to do is find the right hair accessories to match. Whether it's plush velvet, flashy metallic gold, or icy jewels, we're into it. After all, we've never been the type to leave our hair unadorned.

Kitsch x Justine Marjan Glam Hematite Rhinestone Bobby Pin
Kitsch x Justine Marjan Glam Hematite Rhinestone Bobby Pin $29
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Justine Marjan is a celebrity hairstylist who works with the likes of Ashley Graham, Kim Kardashian West, and Olivia Culpo. She teamed up with Kitsch to create chic statement hair accessories. Yes, they spell out pithy expressions. Yes, they're encrusted with sparkling rhinestones. What's not to love? 

Kitsch x Justine Marjan Drippin Hematite Rhinestone Bobby Pin
Kitsch x Justine Marjan Drippin Hematite Rhinestone Bobby Pin $29
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While you can't go wrong with sparkly bobby pins that tell people (literally) how glam you are, we also feel the need to mention these ones emblazoned with the word Drippin. There's something about wearing this bobby pin on New Year's Eve that makes us feel like we're ringing in 2019 right.

Urban Outfitters Soiree Bedazzled Hair Pin
Urban Outfitters Soiree Bedazzled Hair Pin $10 $8
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Pair your little black dress with this chunky multicolored hairpin. It has all of the eye-catching glimmer we desire, along with an element of practical functionality. After all, something has to keep your hair off your face whilst dancing and toasting the New Year.

Urban Outfitters Vivienne Velvet Headband
Urban Outfitters Vivienne Velvet Headband $14
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Switch from sparkle to understated elegance with this plush velvet hairband. Wear it as you would a traditional headband, or tie it around the base of your ponytail (like a hair tie). The rich emerald green gives it a certain sophistication.

Leonor Greyl Golden Barrette
Leonor Greyl Golden Barrette $25
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Fans of a minimalist aesthetic will like this oh-so-chic-and-simple barrette from Leonor Greyl. It's a hair accessory you can wear long past New Year's Eve, any time and for any occasion.

Kitsch Blush Rose Headband
Kitsch Blush Rose Headband $12
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If you love NYE for the romanticism of it (new hopes, fresh starts, and midnight kisses), opt for this rose headband because what's more fitting than a rose headband adorned in metallic rose gold?

Urban Outfitters Regal Rose Engraved Hair Charms
Urban Outfitters Regal Rose Engraved Hair Charms $20
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Hair accessories don't have to be bold or ostentatious in order to be New Year's Eve–appropriate; they can be small and detailed, like these gold hair charms. Place the individual charms throughout your hair for a subtle (and incredibly chic) style.

Sincerely Jules x Scunci Jeweled Bobby Pins 4 Pack
Sincerely Jules x Scunci Jeweled Bobby Pins 4 Pack $8
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If you're into wearing gemstones but not the crowded, bedazzled kind, these minimalist bobby pins might be for you. Each one is topped with one or two lone gems. Wear them individually or in parallel groups for a standout look.

Sincerely Jules x Scunci Pink Sequin Turban Headwrap
Sincerely Jules x Scunci Pink Sequin Turban Headwrap $10
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If you want something truly bold and unique (not to mention easy to style), turn to this pink sequined head wrap. Wear it with your hair down or tied up in a low bun. It will keep your hair up and out of the way yet still looking put-together and stylish. 

Sincerely Jules x Scunci Rhinestone Metal Comb
Sincerely Jules x Scunci Rhinestone Metal Comb $9
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Serious question: Is there anything that has more of an intrinsic old-school elegance than a hair comb? Slide it into an updo, and you'll have a New Year's Eve hairstyle fit for a queen. It's so regal and so romantic.

Namjosh Velvet Bow Pony Holder
Namjosh Velvet Bow Pony Holder $25
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There's nothing more classic, or chicer, than tying the hair back with a simple black bow. This one is made of plush black velvet. It comes attached to a hair tie for easy styling (no fussy tying and subsequent re-tying necessary). 

Chloe and Isabel Rose Gold Bun Cuff
Chloe and Isabel Rose Gold Bun Cuff $45
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Try this convertible hair cuff from Jen Atkin's collaboration with Chloe and Isabel. It can be worn when your hair is all the way up; in a half-up, half-down style; or even on your wrist as a traditional bracelet. It comes in six colors, but we have a special place in our hearts for the rose-gold shade that flatters any and all hair colors.

Forever21 Iridescent Claw Clip
Forever21 Iridescent Claw Clip $3
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This New Year's Eve, we recommend matching your hair accessory to your go-to iridescent highlighter—more specifically, by attaching this claw clip to your locks. It has a reflective, almost alien-esque sheen that we love. 

Forever21 Rhinestone Headband
Forever21 Rhinestone Headband $10
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This headband is only $10, though it looks much more expensive than that thanks to its woven, rhinestone-encrusted design. We'll never say no to a sparkly headband, especially one that's budget-friendly. 

Lele Sadoughi Multicolor Crystal Scrunchie
Lele Sadoughi Multicolor Crystal Scrunchie $45
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We get it: $45 is a lot to pay for a single scrunchie. However, this one, which is embellished with multicolored crystals, is on a whole other level. As far as we're concerned, it's the queen of all other scrunchies. 

Free People Star Power Clip
Free People Star Power Clip $12
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We love this claw clip's star design. It pinches the hair together just like a hair cuff would, and it stays put without the help of any hair spray or bobby pins. What can we say? We're partial to hair accessories that are easy to style and stay in place without too much effort or extra product.

Forever21 Glitter Mini Clip Set
Forever21 Glitter Mini Clip Set $4
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These mini glitter hair clips are everything. Wear multiple in your hair at once, or distribute them among your friend group to create matching hairstyles. 

Free People Crystal Strand Set
Free People Crystal Strand Set $28
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Make your hair (literally) drip with crystals on New Year's Eve by styling it with these delicate metallic strands from Free People. You can wear them when your hair is down or up (and anything in between). The possibilities are endless. 

Next, make sure your nails are ready for NYE. Check out the best nail polishes to wear while ringing in the New Year. 

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