Don't think of a hair accessory as a lazy alternative to styling. "Just because you're wearing a clip or band doesn't mean you don't have to do anything else," warns Scrivo. Instead, pull your strands back into a ponytail or chignon first. If you prefer to wear your hair down, tease the crown to add height. Avoid slippery, silicone-based serums when styling so that your accoutrements stay in place.
MC RECOMMENDS: Wella System Professional Ultimation Hairspray, $18.
"The right headband can make your haircut and head seem perfectly shaped if it's placed closer to your forehead," says Scrivo. Gold and bronze headbands bring out warm highlights, and silver ones complement cooler hair shades.
MC RECOMMENDS: Eva Scrivo Ballerina Double Band in Bronze, $55; Eva Scrivo Leather 3/4" Band in Chrome, $45.