We know what you’re thinking. What is a side comb? It sounds kind of like a combover but to the side? No, silly. Side combs are those mini combs you use in your hair. They’re great for adding a little flair to a normal do, and can be lifesavers for bad hair days. Today we’ll show you how to add a little pizzazz to what will quickly become your new favorite accessory.

 – side combs (available on Amazon)

– embroidery floss

– studs

– hex nuts

– tulle + iron-on rhinestones

– leather or pleather

1. Embroidery Floss

We’ll start with embroidery floss. We used a hot pink variety. Tie one end onto the comb. Then simply wrap around the top so that you have a thick covering. Tie at the end, and you’re done.

2. Studs

Press your first stud through the top of the comb and use pliers to secure on the back. Repeat with as many studs as you like!

3. Tulle

Channel your inner Princess Kate by creating a mini fascinator with tulle and hot glue. Bunch a bit of tulle together, glue onto your comb, and secure by gluing a few rhinestones onto the top.

4. Geometric Leather

For an earthier look, go for a brown leather or pleather. We cut out a bunch of triangles and used hot glue to attach them to the comb. That’s it!

5. Hex Nuts

And last, hex nuts! If you’ve got some extra hex nuts from our January Kit, make yourself a totally nutty (hehe) hair accessory. Hot glue them in a row on the top of the comb, and you’re good to go.

And there you have it! 5 easy ways to spruce up side combs. Happy accessorizing!

What are your go-to accessories for bad hair days? Talk to us in the comments below.