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Nine Hair Barrettes Grown-Ups Can Wear

Along with Hello Kitty and The Hunger Games, hair barrettes are one of those kid's things that are totally okay for grown-ups to enjoy, too. But since the accessory is so sweet, you need to pick versions with tough details, like leather or spikes. Or, just wear them with a severe side-part and something subversive—that way you'll look like Elle Fanning in a Virgin Suicides-inspired Juergen Teller photo shoot instead of, well, just Elle Fanning. I've found nine that won't steer you wrong—click through the slideshow to shop them all now.

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You can't get these at your local Rite Aid.
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Long and skinny with just enough shimmer.
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YES. Barrettes can be elegant.
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This would not be as awesome in silk or cotton.
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Much better than anything we owned in the '90s.


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Something to tweet about.


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Just use one for everyday. And two for your annual toga party.
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For otherwise subdued outfits.
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