6 Hair Accessories That Are Trending Big-Time

If images of barrettes and bows make you think of Mrs. Kauffman’s second grade classroom, we feel you. But hear us out: Today’s hair accessories are all grown up and ready to take any ’do to the next level. Here, six baubles we’re currently obsessed with. (And OK fine, some of them wouldn’t look out of place on a seven-year-old.)

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Ponytail Wraps

If Jessica Biel’s Golden Globes hair was any indication, low ponytails are back (and far from boring), thanks to a little bit of string, rope or what have you. Already own a silk scarf? Just tie it off at the base, wrap down the pony and tie off at the end.

Get the look: Target ($13); Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel ($48)

pearl hair pins


All the polish with only some of the prep. We’re all about these pins: just push them in to instantly elevate any old updo.

Get the look: Claire's ($9); BHLDN ($60); Jennifer Behr ($225)



Yes, really. The beloved ’90s hair accessory is getting a very 2018 redux in velvet and faux fur and in shades like electric blue and millennial pink.

Get the look: Free People ($8); Urban Outfitters ($12); Jen Atkin x Chloe & Isabel ($30)

hair hardware


When in doubt, put some metal in it. Wrapped around ponies or pinned basically anywhere, a little bling amps up the simplest of hairstyles. Post-gym locks, meet your match.

Get the look: Free People ($18); Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel ($45)



Namely ribbons tied into bows, then wrapped around a pony or braid for a look that’s so chic, yet so effortless.

Get the look: J.Crew ($17); Anthropologie ($18); Jennifer Behr ($128)

bobby pins

Artful Bobby Pins

Even if you’re not ready to fully commit to the hair accessories trend, experimenting with bobby pins is a no-brainer (and so cheap). Arrange them in funky designs like vertical rows or even triangles.

Get the look: Target ($4); Shopbop ($25)

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