Having long hair can be a great asset, but it can also be a pain to deal with. Long locks tend to get in the way and are particularly bothersome in severe weather. They also fly all over the place in the wind or when you have your car windows rolled down. Fortunately, there are plenty of hair accessories available for retail sale. Most of these products are designed to keep hair in place while you're trying to work or do other things. In fact, lots of jobs require employees with long hair to keep it pulled back and out of site. This is certainly true of the food service and construction industries where hair poses numerous health and safety hazards. Business professionals usually have to place hair away from the face to maintain a neat appearance. Hair clips and claws are best suited for work environments because they efficient as well as physically attractive. They come in formal and informal styles that are appropriate for any imaginable setting. For formal, special occasions, brooches are your best bet. These are relatively ornate and sometimes made of precious materials such as pearls. Bobby pins are a super cheap and very similar to hair clips, although they don't stay put for an extended period of time. Bun holders are ideal for buns, as the name implies. Hair sticks give a unique look, but don't really serve a functional purpose. Headbands, ponytail holders, and barrettes are other choices, although these may not be appropriate for some work environments. These accessories are quite popular with young girls and come in fun colors and patterns.