Seeking pretty, Hello Kitty-free hair accessories
March 5, 2007 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find pretty things for my hair? I'm looking for online shops and stores in DC, New York and Pittsburgh. No tiaras, please.

Where can I find hair combs, barrettes, clips and other fun accessories for my hair, both for my upcoming wedding and for everyday wear? I like what I see at and I'm in love with this Tacori piece. I would like to avoid tiaras, mini-crowns, plastic or anything that would look silly on an adult woman.

I'm also looking for plain metal combs and clips that I can embellish myself.
posted by Alison to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Not much on the site besides scarves, but I think Propper Topper carries a few nice fripperies in the store. (DC.)
posted by kmennie at 8:39 AM on March 5, 2007

Colette Malouf?
posted by anjamu at 9:25 AM on March 5, 2007

Nordstrom always has a great selection of hair accessories.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 10:04 AM on March 5, 2007

Laila Rowe has stores in NY and in Tyson's Corner (NoVA).
posted by ersatzkat at 10:36 AM on March 5, 2007

You might try heading over to Eastern Market some Saturday and Sunday (the vendors are different to some extent from one day to the next) and see what's out there. Saturday is the more hand-made day, Sunday is heavier on resellers.

Plus you can have the famous blueberry pancakes at Market Lunch (Sat only)
posted by phearlez at 11:16 AM on March 5, 2007

There are two kiosks in the Pentagon City mall that actually have very pretty hair combs, clips, chopsticks, etc. I know, lots of people think those rhinestoney kiosks only sell cheesy stuff, but we found some gorgeous clips and combs there and wore some in a recent DC wedding.
posted by GaelFC at 12:21 PM on March 5, 2007

H&M, of course!
posted by thinkpiece at 1:07 PM on March 5, 2007

I like these feather hair ornaments. A warning though - I have ordered from this site three times, and the third time never got the goods (though I had paid), and no responses to emails. I also keep an eye on ebay with searches like "feather hair" and "coin hair".
posted by paduasoy at 1:41 PM on March 5, 2007

Take a browse through I find it a bit overwhelming and the navigation features are really just candy and not very practical, but I've mined the "Treasury" page to find good stuff before. There is a tonne of beautiful stuff on the site, it's just a matter of finding it.
posted by loiseau at 4:06 PM on March 5, 2007

Chocolate Moose on L Street has some nice French hair clips.
posted by longdaysjourney at 6:19 PM on March 5, 2007

When I was getting married I was obsessed with this comb called a "convertible headpiece" made by Cristina Garcia. (Can't link directly to it--don't be put off by the front page; it's not a tiara.) It was hundreds of $$ though, so I made do with the Fan Dancer Backpiece from Naugi. It looked great, and wasn't too big.
posted by ubu at 7:44 PM on March 5, 2007

Also, if you wanted to do very simple rhinestone accents in your hair, those kiosks in the mall that look super-cheesy actually have some nice tiny combs that disappear into your hair, leaving only the small rhinestones to be seen. Would be pretty for a wedding or, in very small quantities, even a night out. I can't think of the actual name of those kiosks, sorry!
posted by ubu at 7:54 PM on March 5, 2007

Response by poster: I really love the stuff at Naugi! More of that please.
posted by Alison at 8:44 PM on March 5, 2007

Seconding Chocolate Moose in DC and your primo source for all things sparkly, Girlprops in NYC.
posted by Pallas Athena at 10:04 AM on March 6, 2007

Oh, also check out Perfect Details. . .
posted by ubu at 2:19 PM on March 6, 2007

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