Who has time for boring hair? Get ready for a major resurgence of some of the most popular hair accessory trends from past decades. Elevate your style game with reimagined scrunchies, bows, barrettes, and headbands. But these aren’t the hair accessories you remember. Think florals that give your outfit a hint of delicacy paired with big, bold bows to stand out. Here are some of the chic hair accents making a beautiful comeback. Tip: go for extra impact and combine trends by trying a pearl-studded or floral headband.
The beauty of this trend is its versatility. Headbands are leading the trend because they’re easy and virtually foolproof. You can elevate any hairstyle to downright stylish by adding a perfectly placed headband on top of soft curls, a high ponytail, or even a messy low bun.
BLOM Original Wide Turban Knotted Headbands, ($14.95, amazon.com)
We chose this headband for versatility and quality; it keeps your hair where you want it and makes each style comfortable.
Scrunchies make even more of a fashion statement now than back in the 1980s. It’s a pop of fun and style rather than simply keeping hair out of your face at home. Wrap one over a messy topknot, or add a few to your bracelet collection by stacking on the wrist for a cool-girl vibe. From plush velvet to bold blooms, you can experiment with textures and patterns for a look that’s all yours.
Mango Scrunchies 3 Pack, ($19.99, mango.com)
This popular ’80s hair trend is back, and the nostalgic style is both fresh and functional.
The bow may be the easiest trend to incorporate into your hair accessory wardrobe. For starters, it’s simple! Plus, the wide variety of sizes range from dainty to big and offer endless possibilities to create a polished, classic look.
Loeffler Randall Evie Elegant Bow Scrunchie, ($22, shopbop.com)
Whether securing a braid or tying a half-up half-down style, this bow looks good on everyone.
Pearls and More Pearls
Pearl accessories were the stars of New York Fashion Week with their natural ability to add refined chicness to any look. While runway styles may appear too intricate and challenging for a DIY look, you don’t need a backstage stylist to achieve crowning glory. You’ll feel like the next trendsetter when you wear a simple pearl-encrusted headband, hairpin, barrette, or hair clip.
& Other Stories 3-Pack Pearl Hairpins, ($9, stories.com)
This trio of pins gives you the option to take the tiniest step into the pearl-wearing waters or sprinkle them throughout basic braids like confetti. Stock up on several sets for a big impact.
We’re calling this the summer of statement clips – and bigger is better for strategic placement. Think jumbo, metallic, and bejeweled clips. Or spell it out with ones that, quite literally, make a statement with words. The options are endless, which means you can make the trend work for your unique style.
& Other Stories Oval Buckle Hair Clip, ($9, stories.com)
Stack these by the pair or have fun mismatching – the rule is that there’s truly no rule with statement clips.
Flower hair accessories tend to give a bridal vibe, but they’re the perfect way to freshen up your summertime look naturally. There are so many different ways to try the trend, whether you tuck a fresh flower behind your ear, place a blooming bobby pin in your hair, or wear a floral headband.
& Other Stories Ginkgo Leaf Hairclip, ($25, stories.com)
This clip is a delicate way to add some liveliness to your look.