Hair Accessories for Braids From Boho-Chic to Over-The-Top Glam

While the braids themselves are endlessly versatile, there are times when you want a little more oomph – celebrities certainly do. Hair accessories for braids are as aesthetically diverse as actual braids, and the biggest (and stylish) stars in the industry aren’t afraid to play around and experiment with them all. Whether it’s a casual summer day in the garden with friends or fashion’s biggest night out, there’s a hair accent accessory for every occasion, style and braid type.

If you’re drawn to boho and earthy looks, there are celebrity-approved hair beads, cuffs, wire wraps, and even pins with real flowers ready to adorn both simple and intricate braids. For total glam, there’s nothing better than Janelle Monae’s beaded wraps and emblem-covered brooches and Zoë Kravitz’s Met Gala bow, both perfect for black-tie affairs and big boys alike. events. In fact, these accessories are so transformative that they could be perfect if you feel the urge to makeover – they are much easier to change than a full haircut.

Below, check out these celebrity-favorite braid accessories for every style, with everything you need to pull off the look at home.

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Tracee Ellis Ross in a silky scarf

A few seconds of scrolling through Tracee Ellis Ross’ Instagram grid is enough to open anyone up to the endless possibilities of braid accessories. Although it looks like the multi-hyphenate star has experimented with every embellishment under the sun, this silky wrap woven into her long, chunky braid looks so pretty coming out of the curls of her hair — and it even matches her blush. stormy blue eyelids.

Gabrielle Union In Wooden Beads

Gabrielle Union is one of those who can switch between aesthetics, but her earthy, goddess-like looks are still among her best. Union has experimented with many braided rings, charms, and tubes over the years, but these wooden accent beads are a shortcut to boho-chic.

Kerry Washington in Rings and Charms

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While Kerry Washington technically wears long shiny Senegalese twists here, the sentiment is the same – the golden hoops, rings and dangling freshwater pearl charms placed in her hair are an absolute must. dream. Leaving some of the rings more simply designed than others, her accessories sparkle and stand out even more.

Issa Rae in wire wraps

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Naturalist icon Issa Rae likes to dress up her matching braid styles with eye-catching accents, and this delicate copper wire wrap is perfect for the minimalist. The orange hue stands out against her blonde highlights, catching just enough light to add dimension, color, and shine.

Zoë Kravitz in a hair bow

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Simple doesn’t have to mean boring — just look at Zoë Kravitz’s tweed bow that holds her braided bun in place. Especially when paired with these oversized and undeniably glam earrings, Kravitz’s look is pure sophistication.

Janelle Monae in Hair Jewelry

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Is there anything Janelle Monae can’t do? For a special Paris Fashion Week Chanel show, the multi-talented artist adorned her own braids with tiny diamond-headed pins, an ultra-luxe pearl wrap and a full-size Chanel brooch tied in right in the middle.

Teyonah Parris with floral accents

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Few hair accessories are as breathtaking as flowers woven into a braid. No matter if they’re real, fake, or somewhere in between (think dried flowers!), adding flowers and greenery to hair — like Teyonah Parris’ delicate baby’s breath accents — is fairytale and so ethereal.

Amandla Stenberg in a sparkly headband

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When in doubt, just add a sparkly crown or headband. Amandla Stenberg accented this double braided crown with a vintage-looking jeweled headband that adds a starry twinkle effect that’s simply irresistible for a big night out.

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