These are the hottest summer hair accessories, from bows to claw clips

Want an easy way to elevate your summer wardrobe? Look no further than the Spring/Summer 2022 runways, where 90s and 2000s inspired hair was styled with all sorts of cool accessories.

From delicate slides to pretty bows to silky scarves, there’s a look to suit every outfit, whether you want to show off your locks or disguise a bad hairstyle.

And now, thanks to TikTok, there are thousands of hair hack tutorials online to help you nail your crowning glory.

These are the essential hair accessories of the season…


At Giambattista Valli, sleek high ponytails were tied with crisp white bows, while at Chanel, black grosgrain ribbons were draped over side-swept waves.

Whether it’s a ribbon, headband or hair clip, make sure your big, beautiful bow takes center stage.

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naughty girl Red Satin Oversized Double Bow Hair Clip


Boden Big knot hair clip


One of fashion month’s most anticipated shows was Fendace, the Fendi/Versace collaboration, where 2000s poker-style straight hair was topped with silk scarves in the fashion houses’ signature prints.

Embrace vintage holiday glamor with a printed silk scarf around your hair, paired with a swimsuit and statement earrings.


chinakwe Queen Print Chiffon Scarf on Jungle Green

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Olivier Bonas Square monochrome striped satin scarf

Jeweled slides

London Fashion Week queen of sparkly embellishments, Simone Rocha, sent models down the SS22 catwalk adorned with her signature rhinestone hair clips (and a few sparkly tiaras), while at Tom Ford, slicked back tresses were accessorized with chunky crystal slides.

Make a statement with a few oversized slides or load up with lots of little clips to create a gorgeous shimmering effect.


Boohoo Set of 2 gray and transparent hair clips with crystal beads

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Olivier Bonas Set of 2 Cybelle Mismatch hair clips in faux pearls and gold

claw pliers

A massive trend from Tik Tok, claw clips (also known as bulldog clips) are Gen Z’s favorite hair accessory, especially if they have a tortoiseshell or marble pattern.

A stylish alternative to boring old hair ties, mini claws are perfect for creating cute half-up hairstyles, while full-length clips are the coolest way to part your locks on hot summer days.

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The White Company Large tortoiseshell resin clip


Accessorize Large Resin Claw Clip

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