7 trendy hair accessories that are essential this season

Just as fashion accessories complement your outfits, hair accessories do the same for your hair and your overall look. After the return of claw clips, headbands and hats with the Y2K trend this year, these have become some of the most demanded products.

A simple pulled back ponytail is effortless, but add a satin barrette or sash and you’re ready to kill. In addition, hair accessories are getting bigger and better. This season, many runway looks were inspired by iconic retro trends, like bows and scarves. Some accessories showed the futuristic side with glitter and metals. We have compiled a list of the hottest hair accessories this summer.

Trendy summer hair accessories

1. Bucket Hats

Bucket hats, also known as fisherman hats, are a ’90s trend that elevates your look without overdoing it. They’re casual and a stylish way to cover up if you’re having a bad hair day. It can be scary to experiment with hats at first, but give it a try. Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Hailey Beiber have recently been spotted wearing one and that’s reason enough to add it to our mood board, isn’t it?

2. Pearls

We love everything about the pearlcore trend because pearls never go out of fashion. Oversized pearl barrettes, headbands and pearl hairpins are everywhere. They are simple yet elegant. If you’re doing a half updo or wearing a low bun for your next brunch outing, you might like to add some drama with pearl pins.

3 headbands

Headbands aren’t just for keeping hair out of the face, but are considered an easy style upgrade. Prada introduced them a few seasons ago, and they’re still in style. Whether you’re working with straight, curly, or wavy textures, you can always find a headband to complement any hair type. Thin, embellished, wide, knotted and printed pastels are a few options to choose from and these are Blair Waldorf #IYKYK approved. To add to the fun, pair printed headbands with solid color outfits.

4 scarves

Scarves were once worn by women around the house or on outings for an errand who wished to cover up their unkempt roots. However, it’s been a while since we put a modern twist on it. They are very versatile and can be styled in many ways. Simply tie it over your head for a casual look or twist it into a braid for a day. Scarves have been seen on the catwalks of The Row and Balenciaga this season.

5 stacked bobby pins

Hairpins may make you look like a schoolboy, but celebrities can’t get enough of them. They are loved by many for their versatility and multiple ways to style them. From neon to jewelry, the choices are endless. Hairpins can be stacked in many ways to create a chic look and keep hair in place. Here’s a quick, foolproof style: part your hair down the middle and add two blingy bobby pins above the ears to get Gigi Hadid’s 2018 Met Gala look.

6 flowers

Flowers add full bloom to your hair. We see them in the form of barrettes, pins, headbands and hair combs this season. You can also opt for natural flowers if you feel them. They add a very whimsical look if styled with braids. Floral hair clips are more practical and a must-have accessory for weddings and appointments.

7 bows

Hair bows were first worn in the 1700s as a sign of femininity and prosperity. Chanel brought them back this season, and we hope they’re here to stay. You can play around with different fabrics to get the look you want. If Selena Gomez’s SAG Awards look inspires you, part the hair down the center and tie it into a neat bun, tie an oversized satin bow on top of the bun and you’re ready to go.

David R. Brewer