Sometimes, the best way to mix up your everyday hairstyle or complete a look is to add some fun accessories. It’s just so easy and really doesn’t require much technical skill in the hairstyling department, which is always music to my ears as someone who is pretty lazy with my hair. I have definitely opted for an eye-catching headband when I wanted to do something to my hair but also wanted to put in minimal effort. Totally foolproof, right?
When it comes to hair accessories, I definitely have always gravitated toward headbands (blame the original Gossip Girl), but I realized recently that I have been sleeping on hair clips. I think the last time I seriously wore a hair clip out in public was when I went through my butterfly-clips phase in the early aughts.
I was in an online shopping black hole just a few weeks ago and started really paying attention to all the chic and stylish hair clips and barrettes out there. We’ve come a long way from plastic butterfly clips, that’s for sure. Additionally, I’ve been noticing a lot of fashion people really committing to the hair-accessory trend, sporting hair clips of all kinds—blingy, artsy, modern, preppy, Parisian—and looking completely effortless and put-together.
It was enough to inspire me to add some hair accessories to cart. Take a look at some of the hair-clip trends I’ve been seeing and shop them below.
Barrettes have really gotten a modern upgrade in recent years, with interesting prints, materials, and shapes. I’m not one to shy away from a pattern, so I’ve been drawn to barrettes with bright, bold, and artsy motifs.
Loeffler Randall Wren Leather Barette ($45)
The croc-embossed leather detail is timeless.
Jennifer Behr Silk-Organza Hair Clip ($130)
This perfect little bow will make your hairstyle a little flirty.
BP. 3-Pack Hair Clips ($12)
If happiness were hair clips, it would be this set.
Urban Outfitters Heart Alligator Clip Set ($12)
There’s just something so sweet about these clips adorned with hearts.
Blingy Hair Clips
Interest in pearl and sparkly clips seems to be going strong. It’s a fun way to add a little bit of glam to your hair, whether it’s an everyday look or for a dressed-up occasion. I’m reaching for these when I don’t feel like curling or styling my hair but want a special look.
Deepa Gurnani Beenu Bobby Pin Set ($30)
I love the art deco vibes that these clips are giving.
Alexandre de Paris Imitation Pearl Embellished Barrette ($94)
This handcrafted pearl barrette is just so elegant.
BaubleBar Molten Hair Clip Set of 2 ($18)
These gold-plated clips will really catch some light.
8 Other Reasons Caviar 2-Pack Crystal Hair Clips ($31)
These thin clips give just a hint of sparkle.
Classic doesn’t need to be boring, and you can’t go wrong with it. The classic, traditional-looking clips are for those who want to go the subtle route or who are slowly easing into hair accessorizing.
Madewell Chunky Circle Hair Clip ($13)
This minimalist barrette is just the right balance.
Tasha Set of 6 Hair Clips ($24)
These thin clips will go with just about any hairstyle and outfit.
Balmain Paris Hair Couture Medium Acetate Hair Clip in Black ($73)
It doesn’t get any simpler or sophisticated than this medium-sized hair clip.
France Luxe Volume Rectangle Barrette ($28)
I will never say no to anything tortoiseshell. This one even works well with extra-thick hair.
Yes, the claw clip is back, everyone! And people aren’t just wearing them at home. Not only is the claw clip just so dang practical and useful, but the new claw clips also come in cool colors and patterns and unique shapes. Plus, the hairstyle possibilities are endless with this one.
Alexandre de Paris Set of 3 Hair Clips ($75)
Well, these just might be the chicest claw clips I’ve seen.
Kitsch Metal Hair Claw Clip ($8)
This gold metal clip gives a little bit of shine to your hairstyle.
Tasha 4-Pack Hair Clips ($28)
You’ve got options with this pack of clips in assorted sizes and colors.
Free People Valet Verna Claw ($48)
Here’s your classic claw clip in a pretty navy.
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