Hairstylist Justine Marjan Just Dropped a Line of Chic Hair Accessories, and They’re Actually Affordable

Scrolling through hairstylist Justine Marjan’s Instagram feed is like taking a masterclass in the art of the hair accessory. From leather-cuffed ponies to rhinestone-encrusted pins and braided scarves that look like some hair version of Cat's Cradle, she knows how to turn even the most boring blowout into something gorgeously unexpected. Which is why it makes sense that Marjan — who works with stars like Ashley Graham, Olivia Culpo, and Khloé Kardashian — has partnered with Kitsch to create an accessories collection all her own.

The inaugural collection — which marks Marjan’s first foray into designing accessories — is called “Too Glam to Give a Damn,” and aside from arguably being the best product name of all time, the statement rings overwhelmingly true. Her “glam" take on hair jewelry is a far cry from the plastic baubles we favored in middle school: We’re talking crystal-encrusted hairpins, and clips emblazoned with words like “Glam," “Damn” and “Drippin’.” But the best part? None of them are over $49.

"We all want the $500 Gucci hairpin, but that’s not realistically affordable for most young people,” she says. "Kitsch and I worked overtime to create stand-out designs that are easy to use no matter your skill level, with an effortless glam factor that translates runway inspiration to the real world.”

The pins are the type of pieces that can elevate anyone's simple ponytail into a party look (bonus: they’re super easy to use) and can be worn, well, anywhere. "What I love about hair accessories and this collection with Kitsch is the ability to dress it up or down,” says Marjan. "You could wear one of the pins with jeans and a t-shirt or mix and match for a holiday party or event. It’s perfect for those who don’t feel super comfortable styling their own hair or are at a loss with what to do with their hair.”

Whether your hair's long, naturally curly, or chopped into an ear-grazing pixie, Marjan insists that anyone can use her line of accessories to update their look. "For natural hair types, I love the idea of using the Kitsch x Justine Classic' Rhinestone Bobby Pins to pin the hair around the ears on one or both sides for an asymmetrical finish, or using one or two of the statement pins in the front on both sides to hold down a chic 90’s inspired center part,” she says. "Short hair types can crisscross the bobby pins in the back, create a stack over one side, or just use one of the Kitsch x Justine ‘Word' Rhinestone Bobby pins for a fun, effortless look."

With the holidays right around the corner — and Kitsch x Justine launching online today — now feels like the perfect time to try the hair accessories trend out for yourself. Below, Marjan shares her favorite ways to wear the collection.

Holiday Topknot

"A clean, big bun on the top of the head looks super glam, especially when there’s some bling added,” says Marjan. Start by gathering hair from the top of the ears to the crown of the head, and brush up into a half up ponytail. Spray the roots with Tresemmé Compressed Extend Hairspray then brush upwards with a smoothing brush. Once the roots are smooth, gather the hair and secure it with a Kitsch No-Snag Elastic. Repeat this process on your remaining hair, and add it to the original ponytail with another elastic. Lift the ponytail and backbrush the tail using a bristle brush for fullness, then twist the hair into a big bun and secure with both bobby and U-shaped pins. For a superpolished finish, spray a toothbrush with hairspray and brush the hairline up and back. Finally, decide if you want to accessorize the front or back of the look, then use the Kitsch x Justine Marjan statement bobby pins to create your own pattern.

An Ear-Framing Spiral

"I love this look with flatiron waves for a more undone finish,” says Marjan. Start with Kitsch's No-Slip Crocodile Clips to section hair in deep, one-inch horizontal sections, then use the GHD Platinum+ Styler on one-inch wide sections to create an S-wave pattern in the hair, leaving the ends straight. Once the entire head has been waved, use a curling iron to detail some of the pieces around the face. To hold the look in place, use a light-hold hairspray, then work Ouai Matte Pomade through mid-lengths and ends. Then, flip hair to one side using the arch of the eyebrow as a guide, and tuck the side with the part behind the ear, spraying a toothbrush with your light-hold spray (Marjan recommends Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray) and brushing back. Finally, use the Kitsch x Justine Marjan “Classic” statement bobby pins to create a curve pattern around the ear to finish. "Be creative with placement and pattern and have fun with it,” says Marjan.

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An Updated Blowout

"I’m a big fan of a great blowout with a deep side part, then adding a few pins on the side like Cher from Clueless. This helps the look to feel more modern, polished, and chic,” says Marjan. For a look that lasts, she suggests slicking down the hair with something like Ouai Matte Pomade before adding your decorative bobby pins, and then finishing the look with a strong hold hairspray like Tresemmé Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray.

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