Fashion Girls Are Giving These 3 Hair Accessory Trends Their Seal of Approval

I've always loved a good hair accessory. From bauble barrettes to multicolored headbands, I began most days of my childhood with a selection of hair accessories. Headbands were the one accessory that gave me that "princess" moment I loved: I would slide them over my bouncy curls and immediately feel like I was wearing a crown (this was thanks to many hours spent in the company of my favorite Disney movies).

Over time, I discovered other ways to express myself, but when I was 13, I was introduced to the highly glamorous and scandalous world of Gossip Girl and immediately fell in love with Blair Waldorf. I related to her love of hair accessories and the unspoken role of headbands as a personal declaration of her rule over the student body of the fictional Constance Billard School. Today as a beauty editor, I'm still in love with luxury hair accessories that allow me to fully embrace my personal style or add a unique touch to all my outfits.


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Luckily, hair accessories are making a major comeback on and off the runways. Sunnie Brook, a celeb hairstylist that has worked with clients including Elizabeth Moss, Ashley Park, and Rita Ora, gave me the scoop on which ones are trending. "We are seeing luxury brands expand into the hair accessory category," Brook begins. "Hair accessories are a quick and cool way to individualize any simple hairstyle and take it to the next level."

According to Brook, black leather headbands, plaid fabric headbands, jeweled headbands, oversize bows, and Y2K stretch combs are all hair accessories to look out for. "We are going to see claw clips slowing fading out [in addition to] butterfly clips, metal barrettes clips, skinny headbands, rhinestone word," she says. Ready to shop? Keep scrolling to see the top hair accessories you can expect to see on fashion girls all season long.



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Hair Bows


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Barretts and Hairclips

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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.