7 Best Places to Shop for Y2K Inspired Hair Accessories
It’s safe to say that all things Y2K has dominated this year in trends. Early styles are the only trends that matter, especially in the beauty world, from heavy lip liner highlights to claw clips. the hair accessory again. The once slightly boring category of hair accessories is back and better than ever. They’ve been reinvented to be more functional, less painful (no more hair combs!) The love for year 2000 hair accessories doesn’t just end with the useful claw clamp. Oversized scrunchies, brightly colored butterfly clips and of course classic barrettes are making a comeback and are just what it takes to brighten up a hairstyle and guarantee you compliments.
Original comeback brands, like Claire’s, have always had these styles under control with their huge variety of affordable girly accessories. However, there are now a ton of new independent hair accessory brands on the market that offer new versions of these styles. From Emi Jay’s personalized rhinestone clips to oversized Made by Mle scrunchies, there is an excess of brands creating the grown-up versions of our favorites.
If you’re looking to get your hands on some adorable clips, scrunchies, and barrettes, we’ve rounded up seven places to shop for the cutest Y2K inspired hair accessories. Below you’ll also find 21 of our picks. favorites inspired by the early 2000s.
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Imagine, it’s 2005. “Buttons” by Pussycat Dolls is your companion’s ringtone. You are walking through the mall in low rise jeans as you walk past Claire and decide you need some new rainbow clips. Claire’s is the OM of all Y2K.
Urban Outfitters have also embraced Y2K inspiration for everything from clothing to housewares. You can find some really cool and up-to-date vintage-inspired hair accessories, as well as some thrifty accessories.
If you’re looking for the end of all the claw clips, Emi Jay is the place to go. They offer some of the most out-of-the-box designs on perfectly oversized nail pliers. Plus, they even make acrylic storage trays that’s cool enough to match.
Made by Mle
Made by Mle offers vintage-inspired hair accessories made with ultra-luxury materials. On the more eccentric side, the brand also sells chic barrettes with unexpected shapes, such as a gloved hand or a fluffy poodle.
And then LB
If you’re looking for Y2K inspired hair accessories without paying those trendy resurgence prices, And Then LB is the place to look. The brand offers fun styles at great prices, which makes you feel good about buying a watermelon claw claw – or three.
Chances are, if you spot any of the trendy checkerboard claw claws in nature, it is Chunks. Zigzag shapes, plaid prints and fluorescent colors are all signature of the brand.
If you love 2000s hair trends, but aren’t crazy about bold colors or tongue-in-cheek designs, try KoV Essentials. They make clips of incredible quality in timeless colourways, like tortoise shell.