By now, you’ve probably already noticed the wave of hair accessories that's taken your Instagram feed by storm. First, it was the controversial but triumphant return of the iconic 1980s hair scrunchie; now, every hair accessory you can think of has risen to the surface. From barrettes and clips to ribbons and pins, hair accessory brands have become more popular than over. Simply put: If there was ever a season to cover your hair in a few additional embellishments, this is it.
Perhaps you can blame it on pure and simple nostalgia, or even the greater sentiment of wanting (or needing, in some cases) to sport a playful bauble that evokes a certain feeling of innocence — either way, the fashion world is here for it. That said, these aren’t the same banana clips, plastic headbands, or aluminum snaps you might have worn during your younger years; rather, these hair accessories have taken on an undeniably cool turn, allowing you to wear them at any age. Plus, they’ll easily dress up anything you wear in a matter of seconds.
Whether you consider yourself to be a classic minimalist or prefer to take on the bolder way of dressing, there are a number of brands creating the hair pieces you can pile on to your heart’s desire. Whip your hair up into a perfectly half-done and fasten it with a sleek metal barrette, or add a few dainty pins or clips to the front of your hair that’ll give your everyday cut new life; you’ll never run out of ways to style them.
If you’re ready to curate a complete collection of head-turning hair accessories, be sure to check out the following brands. These designers have made pieces that’ll make investing in the trend an effortless (and chic) decision.
Whether you’re looking for sleek velvet bows, statement-making headbands, whimsical bobby pins and everything in-between, Jennifer Behr has any type of hair accessory you could want.
Give your ensembles a romantic touch with this luxurious velvet bow barrette.
Made with Swarovski crystals, these sparkling pins are perfect in a set of two or with a number piled on.
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This Parisian hair accessory brand has the metal pieces you’ll want to wear on a daily basis. From streamlined barrettes to structural hair pins, you’re bound to garner a few compliments on these.
Avoid using a hair tie and pin your hair up with this structural hairpin for an unexpected look.
A dainty, slim barrette like this one will feel so modern compared to its larger counterparts.
After gaining attraction for its playful resin barrettes and hair clips, Valet has made both fun and unique-shaped as well as sleek rectangular clips in eye-catching colors that will pop against your hair.
Wear this simple rectangular barrette to keep the fly-away strands tamed.
Between the pretty marbled color and the crystals, you'll feel so good wearing these clips, whether it's as a pair of individually.
Love vintage-inspired pieces? Reliquia is your go-to spot. These will have pretty barrettes featuring pearls and gold details. Without a doubt, you’ll have these in your collection for years.
A chic and simple barrette, this piece can be worn with your hair up or down.
This pearl clip is a new update on those metal snap clips you might have worn in your childhood.
A pretty barrette that looks like something that was passed down generations in your family.
If you have a formal occasion to attend, Lelet’s crystal pins and barrettes will be the perfect way to dress up your wardrobe. From their colorful Spectrum pieces to timeless pearls or crystals, you can’t go wrong here.
Between the unique design and the oceanic inspiration, this barrette was practically made for your next vacation.
These crystal bobbi pins will add the right amount of color to any ensemble.
A textured ponytail barrette like this will be so different from your standard hair tie.
The Denmark-based brand is one to watch when it comes to making hair pieces that will stand out. Reminiscent of your favorite childhood accessories and available in a myriad of colors, you’ll never get tired of looking at these.
For those who prefer neutrals, this nude-toned barrette will go seamlessly with your outfits.
Or, if you prefer the maximalist approach, this barrette will gill every playful desire you have.
This classic handmade dark barrette will be one you'll never want to take off.
Though it was silk pieces that first put the designer on the map, Donni has now expanded into a variety of luxe (and comfortable) materials making them pieces you’ll want to live in — literally.
This thermal scarf can be worn in a number of ways, making it a worthy investment.
Perhaps you've already noticed, but brown is going to be one of the biggest colors of the season.