Remember how easy it was to style your hair during your middle and early high school years? You’d wake up in the morning, brush out your hair, then contemplate whether you should finish off your look with a headband, barrette or headscarf. If you still long for the days when your biggest concern was matching your butterfly clips to your nail polish, you’re in luck—hair accessories are slated to be one of the year’s top hair trends, thanks to an array of accessorized styles spotted on the Fall 2018 Fashion Week runways. Check out five hair accessories to stock up on now.
Even though every girl probably has one underneath her bathroom sink, it’s a rarity to see a woman sporting a claw clip while she’s out and about—until now, that is! Models at the Alexander Wang show sported slicked-back updos secured with oversized claw clips. The foolproof runway style read both effortless and chic, giving women plenty of reasons to finally break their claw clips out of hiding.
From Britney Spears to Christina Aguilera, every teen queen in the late ’90s/early ’00s donned at least one iconic butterfly clip-laden style during the peak of her career. And now, the iconic clips are back in style—seriously! Ready to reclaim the fluttery accessories? Use a couple of butterfly clips to secure any loose ends that fall out of a topknot, or, take an old-school approach and use one or two clips to keep your bangs out of your face.
Though the once frowned-upon accessory made it’s epic return in 2017, “fancy” scrunchies are now perfectly acceptable for everyday wear. From velvet to brightly colored, scrunchies are an easy way to add a playful touch to any ponytail or bun. Plus, unlike traditional hair elastics, they won’t tug at your hair or cause breakage.
Another surprising Fashion Week appearance, stretchy headbands served as the finishing touch to model’s sleek ballerina buns at the Prabal Gurung runway show. And, unlike the thin, plastic headbands that cause a headache after wearing them a couple of hours, stretchy headbands are lightweight, comfortable and an easy way to keep your bangs out of your face.
Perfect for dressing up a low ponytail or bun for a more formal event, barrettes instantly give any style a more polished feel. For a minimalist approach, use a single embellished barrette to secure a fresh blow-out with a deep side part, or, for a bolder look, follow designer Max Mara’s lead and secure a messy updo with an oversized monogram hair clip.
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