Unconventional hair accessories are all the rage


Gone are the days when studded headbands and oversized scrunchies were a trendy hair accessory. The lines of what defines a hair accessory have been completely blurred, allowing just about anything to be a hair accessory, even incredibly distinctive items.

It Girls and avant-garde people have always played with accessories. When everyone remained confined, they dared to stand out. But recently, we’ve noticed a number of influencers, celebrities and more daring going where no one else has been before. Let’s go back to April 2021 when model Stacey Louidor adorned her braids with nothing but navel rings.

Stacey told Allure that she had the idea in quarantine. We’ve seen piercings used in the hair before, but never anything as creative as this. And Stacey isn’t the only one. The trend designer inspired model La’Shaunae Steward to try their own version of adding navel piercings to their strands. Rather than tying them to their braids, La’Shaunae positioned them to frame the face starting at the top of their head.

Once TikTok grabbed this trend, it was everywhere. Piercings aren’t just for your body anymore. Even earrings are used as hair accessories. We first saw this trend on TikToker Emily Robinson. She added them to the ends of her braided tendrils in her iconic space bun hairstyle. His subscribers went wild with this information. Since then we have seen more and more ear piercings being added to people’s locks. Something about summer really inspires people in a creative way.

But it’s not just the piercings that get attention. Graphic designer Vick Cammie tipped us off on their use of iPod Shuffles as hair clips. These Y2K relics have a purpose again, although it is not what we expected.

Singer Dua Lipa also had fun with this unconventional hair accessory trend. She posted a gallery of images with a few showcasing her lighter hair clips. Yes, lighter hair clips. It is a way to reduce, reuse and recycle old lighters. Maybe Dua is on to something here?

Bed clips are made by Corrina Goutos and will cost you $ 180. Unfortunately, the lighter is not functional, although it is probably for the best. Who knows what kind of parodies would happen if they were.

We’re excited to see what other unconventional items will become hair accessories in the months to come. Hoping that each one is more out of the ordinary than the next.

While not a weird trend, but a trend nonetheless, we are once again obsessed with butterfly clips. In fact, THESE butterfly clip hairstyles set us up to go back to 1999!


David R. Brewer

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