Fashion Girls Agree: These 11 Hair Accessories Are on the Verge of Internet Fame

As we enter the warmer months, there's a renewed energy in the air. Summer is refreshing in many ways, including how it jump-starts our fashion and beauty choices. And no matter what's going on outside, there's one category that always feels necessary to update: hair accessories.

Now that you've edited your closet and made the appropriate nips and tucks to suit summer, it's time to do the same with the hair accessories that will lend a hand in bringing those looks to life. From ultra-embellished headbands to a daintier take on a classic '90s trend, these are the pieces fashion girls already can't stop wearing. Keep scrolling to check out the new crop of hair accessories you'll want to add to your collection in 2022.

Organza Scrunchies


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Oversize scrunchies have been trending for a while, but it's the cloud-like organza ones that are taking center stage right now. We love the ultra-sheer ones that are all but transparent, but shinier varieties that are a tad more opaque are also topping the list of must-haves next year.

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Furry Bucket Hats


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I don't know who needs to hear this, but faux fur never goes out of style, especially when it comes to one of the coolest, most '90s-inspired accessories on the scene: furry bucket hats. This one needs little to no explanation because, well, just look at what an impact this kind of cap can have on an outfit.

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Ultra-Wide Headbands


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Gone are the days of keeping wide headbands on deck just for athletic activities and facials. Fashion people have officially promoted the accessory to ensemble component, and we're not mad about it.

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Retro Driving Scarves


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Thelma and Louise would be proud to see this trend popping back up. Though the old-school gals used soft scarves to protect their hair while riding top-down on the highway, it looks like the fashion set has co-opted the look for purely sartorial purposes. 

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Beaded Headbands


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It seems like every year, some sort of beaded hair accessory makes its way into the running for most popular, and this year, it's beaded headbands. We love the intricate animal-print detailing, but other themes like the cosmos and rainbow hues are just as cool.

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Wild West Hats


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From Solange Knowles to Megan Thee Stallion, the girls have been bringing cowgirl chic to the forefront for some time now. We've seen similar hats in the past, but these particular wide-brimmed versions are decidedly Western. Yeehaw.

Braided Headbands


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There's nothing like a good headband to really bring an outfit together, and braided ones are so chic. They're soft and elegant and the perfect addition to your hair. We're into these in a major way.

Mini Jaw Clips


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The year 1997 called, and it wants its most beloved hair accessory back. But unfortunately, we're currently in a torrid entanglement with these teeny-tiny jaw clips that can be arranged at the base of front twists à la Topanga Lawrence or strewn throughout the hair with reckless abandon.

XL Clips


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The clips just keep getting bigger, don't they? This year, they're supersized and adorned with pretty embellishments like rhinestones and pearls.

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Dainty Claws


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Claw clips have been bubbling since the 2018 runway shows, but the quintessentially '90s trend has been distilled into a more refined look to fit 2022. Nowadays, you can expect to see more dainty takes on claw clips with delicate details and in pretty golden finishes.

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Maximalist Clip Stacks


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Clips will never not be in style, but the volume at which we wear them seems to change with the wind. This year, it looks like we're wearing all of the clips, all at once. 

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.