Spring/Summer Hair Accessory Trends You Need to Try Right Now

by Sidney Burds

Spring/Summer Hair Accessory Trends You Need to Try Right Now
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It’s time to take notes from the elementary you and pin your locks back with the hair accessory trends that are gaining traction in spring/summer 2019. From shell-shaped clips to headbands that scream Blair Waldorf, we’ve pulled 12 statement hair accessories we’re already loving to help you hop on these trends stat!



1 of 12 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

UO Leopard Print Top Knot Headband


As a long, curly-haired lady, my hair is constantly in my face. So needless to say that when luxury designers like Miuccia Prada and Simone Rocha started making headbands great again, I was an early adopter. I’ve already swiped up a handful of these top-knotted headbands from Urban Outfitters last fall, and I’m making plans to add a few more to my collection, like this chic leopard print.

2 of 12 Image Credits: Shop Bop

Kitsch x Justine Marjan Damn Rhinestone Bobby Pin


Stylish, extra and anything but basic, this worded bobby pin from the Kitsch x Justine Marjan hair accessory collection is anything but subtle. Other bobby pins include the words “Feelings,” “Glam,” and “Drippin” and can be worn solo as pictured, but I vote for pushing the boundaries and layering the worded pins like Elle Ferguson modeled on her Instagram.

3 of 12 Image Credits: ASOS

Orelia Coral Enamel Starfish Hair Clip


An adult upgrade to the novelty Claire’s hair clips of years past, this pink enamel starfish-shaped hair clip will add whimsy to any look. And if you were ever obsessed with mermaids, as I was as a child, this clip will give you an emphasized Ariel effect as you sunbathe this summer.

4 of 12 Image Credits: Anthropologie

Sunny Days Kerchief Scarf


Leave your lackluster black hair ties at home; a dimensional diamond scarf will bring your hair accessory game from weak to chic, pronto. Remarkably versatile, this scarf can be used as a ponytail tie or a knotted headband, woven into a braid or, my personal go-to, wrapped around a high bun. Additionally, you can revamp this accessory and tie it on the handle of your purse.

5 of 12 Image Credits: Revolve

Lele Sadoughi Pearl Headband


Chances are you’ve already experienced this headband flooding your Instagram feed this year. Lele Sadoughi has been cranking out lavish headbands left and right, but this pearl-embellished black velvet beauty has been giving me a serious case of accessory envy. Wear it forward near your hairline like a crown, and you’ll feel like a queen.

6 of 12 Image Credits: Target

Sincerely Jules by Scünci Crystal Salon Clip


Not going to lie, I may or may not have let out a squeal when this Sincerely Jules and Scünci collab went live at Target. Bobby pins, satin scrunchies, barrettes and headbands galore, it’s hard to choose just one fave. Priced affordably and available at Target stores nationwide, you won’t think twice when tossing these rhinestone clips in your cart.

7 of 12 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

1992 Flip Clip


Large and in charge, this oversized metal snap clip is the classic ‘90s trend on steroids. This hair clip comes as a set, so you get not one, but two mega clips for holding your mane back. Wear them together on either side of your hairline, together on one side or solo.

8 of 12 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

Darling Draped Bow Scrunchie


Undeniably femme, this bow scrunchie is begging to be worn with airy summer dresses and vintage-inspired swimwear. It’s honestly the perfect hack for lazy girls, like myself, who can’t tie a perfect bow to save their lives. It gives life to any boring hair day and comes in 8 prints for further outfit choices.

9 of 12 Image Credits: ASOS

Hair Clips with Leaf and Pearl Detail in Gold


You just got an invite for what feels like your 15th wedding this summer. Buying a new outfit for each occasion is out of the question, so spruce up some frocks you already own and accessorize with these delightful gold leaf and pearl bobby pins. You’ll get multiple wears out of them and look far more expensive than what you’re spending.

10 of 12 Image Credits: Lou & Grey

Machete Claw Hair Clip


We reported last year about claw clips making a comeback at the Alexander Wang Fall 2018 show, and that style will continue to rear its head into 2019. While Alexander’s models showed off large banana clips, I suggest trying smaller neutral hair clips like Machete’s tortoise claw clip for a fresh, spring-appropriate look.

11 of 12 Image Credits: Shop Bop

LoveShackFancy Velvet Scrunchie Set


I believe that a high-quality velvet accessory can make any ensemble more lavish without unnecessary effort. This blush velvet scrunchie comes with an olive partner, which is great because I don’t think you could pick just one! Slip this scrunchie over any bun or ponytail for an effortlessly romantic look the next time you have a date or are simply dressing up for yourself.

12 of 12 Image Credits: Net - A - Porter

Valet Ursula Set of Two Resin Hair Clips


You’ll feel like a siren of the sea the second you clip on these shell-shaped hair accessories by Valet Studio. This set of mermaid-inspired hair clips are just the thing you need to get in the mood for a spring vacation. Clip these in your hair along with a few other statement bobby pins and claws for a maximalist style.