Hair accessories are the beauty equivalent of a pair of killer heels or some really stunning jewelry: They add that little extra something to your look to pull the whole thing together in a stylish way. While we've seen our fair share of over-the-top hair ornaments, we prefer the simplicity of a classic headband, barrette, or bobby pin for our 'dos.
But just because the accessories are basic doesn't mean your hair has to be. We asked Sebastian Professional's Lead Stylist Thomas Dunkin to dream up three cool new hairstyles that show you interesting ways to use your old hair accessories. Check out the step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can use those plain Jane pins, clips, and bands to adorn your 'do in a fresh, stylish way.
Photographed by Guang Xu