Best hair accessories for blondes

Aug 1, 2011 at 6:42 p.m. ET

Blonde hair is its own accessory, but when you want to add something special to your hair, follow these tips.

Woman wearing headband

1Add some color.

Add a pop of color with baby pink or baby blue clips and barrettes; sparkles always add a little pop, too. If you'd like to style your hair in an updo and keep the accessories hidden, choose painted bobby pins that blend into blonde hair. Add a touch of bling with small, bejeweled pins.

2Go green if you're not.

Emerald green accessories look great in blonde hair because of the contrast. If you have been swimming in a chlorinated pool and have a green tint to your hair, though, stay away from green accessories, which would make the green more prominent.

3Go for a headband.

Headbands are a great way to keep your hair out of your face and create an instant hairdo. Stay away from silver; it will look dull in your hair. Instead, for an understated look, opt for gold. Have fun and choose colors that match your outfit and look great in your hair.