If you have an extra, nice-looking decorative button sitting around (or you find one at an op shop or garage sale,) you can turn it into a fancy, good-looking hair tie in just a few seconds. Here's how. Grab a normal elastic hair tie — preferably one that can fit through the hole in the decorative button. Buttons with a loop on the back, rather than a traditional four hole type, will work best for this. Push the tie through the hole, thread the other end of the band through the tie and pull tight so the remaining loop is big enough to hold your hair up. Then tie your hair back as normal, just make sure the embellishment is on the outside, so it can be seen from the back. The video above has a quick demo of how it's done.
4 Super Easy Hair Clip Hacks [Nifty (YouTube)]