Flashy Hair Accessories
Mardi Gras is all about extravagance, decadence, beauty, and being over the top. This means Mardi Gras hair is just that: all about the most volume, the most curl, the most straightness…whatever style you choose, make sure to take it to the extreme for Mardi Gras. One fun way to do that is to incorporate hair accessories into your look. But not just any hair accessory, since Mardi Gras is all about “big”, you’ll want to look for flamboyant and flashy hair accessories to stand out amongst the crowds. Here are some of our favorites for Mardi Gras hair accessories sure to grab attention.
Since Mardi Gras colors are green, purple, and yellow, peacock feathers fit in perfectly with the color scheme with their purple and green fluorescent beauty. There are lots of premade peacock hair accessories available, but you could even make your own: a crown of peacock feathers looks beautiful for a more bohemian look, a spray of four or five attached by the ear have a 1920s vibe, and you can even braid them into your hair for a Native-inspired look. Lots of Mardi Gras participants wear peacock feathers on their masks as well, and some use their masks to wrap around the sides and back of their heads in a full helmet of peacock fringe! Like we said, Mardi Gras is all about the extravagant and the extreme: so wear as many as you want!
Pearl Headbands, Clips, and Other Accessories
Pearls are a beautiful way to make any outfit instantly classier, and the same goes for pearls in your hair. For a delicate, romantic look, try single-pearl clips that you can arrange on your hair in patterns. For a more dramatic look, pearl headbands are easy to find and very comfortable because of their soft quality. Pearl clips are a great choice as well. Peacock masks look great with pearls, and vice versa, so feel free to play around with your favorite combinations!
Flower crowns are a great bohemian way to add some fun and excitement to your Mardi Gras outfit. The best part? You can easily make a beautiful flower crown from your very own house! Simply grab some craft store flowers (purple, green, and yellow flowers work best for Mardi Gras colors), some silver and gold glitter, hot glue, and a flexible floral wire. Arrange your flowers any way you want to, to fit your head shape the best. The biggest flowers, like roses and daisies, look great in the very front, and smaller filler flowers like baby’s breath look pretty farther back. Once you’ve decided where you want to place your flowers, cover them in whatever glitter you like (silver looks great with Mardi Gras colors), hot glue them to your floral wire, and voila! Now you have a beautiful, easy, and best of all, unique headpiece that will be sure to catch everyone’s attention at Mardi Gras.