I’ve never been the type of girl to sport hair accessories with regularity. (I tried the Blair Waldorf headband thing in high school before I realized it was more than a little bit to blame for my atrocious tension headaches, and that was the end of that.) Sure, I’ll pop a decorative bobby pin in there once in a while for some oomph if I’m looking especially haggard, but otherwise I take my hair plain with a ponytail holder. But against my better rationality, I cannot escape my magpie nature: when I spotted the glistening gold stars tucked into models’ hair at the Rodarte Autumn/Winter show (at left), it was love at first sight. Seriously. Screw men, I want stars in my hair.
Unfortunately, the accessories were custom-made for the show, and though several DIY versions have hit the web since then, they all required far too much skill for my crafts-inept hand. Just in time for the holidays, Lauren Conrad-approved beauty bible The Beauty Department is showing us how to get the sparkly, star-studded look in five easy steps. The results may not be as refined as the original Rodarte clips (which, mark my words, I will someday recreate), but with a DIY this easy, you’ll have no excuse for not adding a touch of whimsy to your hair this time of year. (And for the uninspired who cannot live without the look: I’ve got you covered, too.) [The Beauty Department]