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10 Barrettes for Grown Women

Not a juvenile one in the bunch.
Ear, Mouth, Hairstyle, Eyebrow, Eyelash, Style, Headpiece, Hair accessory, Fashion, Black hair,
"Barrettes" might remind you of butterfly clips and juice boxes, but these accessories are for Sophisticated Women who Arrange Their Hair. Need ideas? Make a side parting and slide a silver bar in '60s-mod-style. Tuck a cluster of stars into the side of a faux bob. Gather your top layers into a half-up, half-down style and secure with a Céline-esque circle. Convinced yet? Knew it.
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A piece of Phoebe Philo for just a little over a tenner. Urban Outfitters circle hair pin, $12; urbanOutfitters.com
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See the totally adult design (and price tag) on this one? It's just begging for a low chignon and something backless. Rosantica Soffioni gold-dipped pearl hair clip, $325; net-a-porter.com
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Twinsets at the ready! J.Crew tortoise twisted-bow barrette, $18; jcrew.com
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So R-O-D-A-R-T-E. Urban Outfitters star cluster hair pin, $10; UrbanOutfitters.com
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You'd have to get pretty close to see the beetles, which either makes it a really good conversation/flirting aid or a really bad one if you've got social anxiety. Mango bug barrette, $9.99; mango.com
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For your next event that only serves tiny food and alcohol. Jennifer Behr gold-tone Swarovski crystal hair clip, $200; net-a-porter.com
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I could totally see this slipped into the back of a soft, wavy 'do for contrast. Because the triangle is the strongest shape, duh. ASOS triangle hair brooch, $14.50; asos.com
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Here's how to make it look decidedly un-teenybopper: Twist hair and clip, leaving the ends out. Alternatively, clip a high pony to your head near the nape of the neck or to the side for a Prada Fall 2015 vibe. Claire's silver bar hair clip; $5.50; claires.com
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Something braid-y for this one, definitely. Bumblebee hair barrette, $35; etsy.com
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Pick up multiple and wear close to the head for a toned-down Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 look. J.Crew wide perforated barrette, $16.50; jcrew.com
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