By Alison McGill
If you’ve noticed bows, barrettes and headbands are everywhere…they are! In the world of accessories we are seeing a big shift. Statement necklaces and oversized earrings have been replaced by more minimalist, streamlined pieces, while hair accessories have gone seriously bold, and are a ton of fun to play with. Hair accessories are the perfect way to personalize your style and create an instant high-impact fashion vibe. These are the seven hair must-have accessories of the season to shop now!
Call it the Bridgeton-effect, but wearing bows in your hair so very 2022. There are many bow hair accessories to choose—from oversize bow barrettes, to dainty bow motif bobby pins, and whimsical bow-trimmed hair bands. We recommend picking up a few different ones to easily channel your inner Edwina, Daphne or Eloise.
Buy it: Leylet NY Le Bow Headband, $148
The love affair with the ‘80s hair accessory staple continues, and our favourite take on the trend are oversize designs in light-as-air fabrics like silk, tulle, and chiffon. Stock up on neon hues which are perfectly on point with fashion’s current obsession with rainbow bright shades.
Buy it: A Bronze Age Oversized Scrunchie, $30
Another ‘80s staple (which many of us never gave up) is fashionable again. You can literally find claw clips in every size, shape and colour, but our favourites to reach for are pearlized tortoiseshell clips with a scalloped edge vintage-flair.
Buy it: Aimee Claw Hair Clip Set at Anthropologie, $24
Lucy Boyton, Chrissy Teigen and Emma Roberts all love this chic and romantic style of hairband which has an Old Hollywood feel. It looks amazing with any style of hair—short and textured, mid-length waves, or sleek longer lengths. For a luxe touch, choose a silk or velvet fabric knotted hairband.
Buy it: Jennifer Behr Twist Headband, $263
Pinterest hailed Pearlcore as one of its key trends of the year, and the more you layer on the merrier! Compliment pearl earrings and necklaces with pearl-adorned hair pins which you can wear as a single statement piece, or add multiple ones for a more maximalist style.
Buy it: Kitsch Pearl Bobby Pins (set of 2), $24
Sign us up for anything with monograms! These initial barrettes totally feel OG Gossip Girl, and we love seeing them stacked up on a shiny, prepster-perfect ponytail or demi updo.
Buy it: Bauble Bar Gold Initial Hair Clip, $8
We’re not talking about fancy elastics here, but rather cool and whimsical adornments to wrap around your pony or topknot. This iconic design by Epona Valley is pure fun and has been spotted on Olivia Munn, Tessa Thompson, and Busy Phillips.
Buy it: Epona Valley Le Hand Barrette, $158