11 Super Chic Hair Accessories That Will Elevate Your Look
Hair accessories have seen a major resurgence in the last several years. A staple of the ‘90s, today’s adornments come in many styles, from the simple to the bejeweled, and can instantly elevate your daily ensemble.
Our favorite hair accessories are ones that are high quality and won’t easily slide out of your tresses. That means you’ll want to look for options that have good, solid fasteners. If you’ve ever experienced a headache from a too-tight hairpiece or been pinched by a pokey barrette, you also know that comfort is of the utmost importance when choosing a hair embellishment. Last but certainly not least is the accessory’s chic factor—it is an addition to your personal style, after all. Lucky for you, we’ve already done the legwork of researching tons of different options to hand-pick some of the best hair accessories around.
Best Hair Accessories
- Best Overall: MagicSky Barrette Variety Set
- Best Hair Claws for Fine Hair: MagicSky Hair Claw Clips
- Best Hair Barrette: Shashi Amore Barrette
- Best Headband: Lovers + Friends Annacy Headband
- Best Sparkly Hair Barrette: Ever Faith CZ Barrette
- Best Ribbon Hair Ties: Loeffler Randall Hair Ribbon Set
- Best Barrette for Thick Hair: HYFEEL French Hair Barrette Set
- Best Scrunchies: Watinc Bow-Knot Scrunchy Set
- Best Fancy Hair Barrette: Alexandre de Paris Floral Barrette
- Best Bobby Pins: Bartosi Pearl Bobby Pin Set
- Best Gold Barrette: EACH Jewels Blooming Barrette Set
1. MagicSky Barrette Variety Set
What we like: With a set this large, you’ll have a hair clip for every occasion! These accessories give you a great bang for your buck and reportedly have excellent quality and staying power. You’ll get five metal pins, six geometric hairpins, eight faux pearl hair barrettes and nine marble acrylic ones.
- Stay put
- Amazing value
- Might not love all the styles
2. MagicSky Hair Claw Clips
Best hair claws for fine hair
What we like: These hair clips can take you from the gym to work then out for dinner with their various colors and hairstyle possibilities. They’re made of high-quality acrylic resin and feature an anti-rust coated spring.
- Won’t fall out
- Can be dressed up or down
- Not the best for thick hair
- Delicate spring
3. Shashi Amore Barrette
Best hair barrette
What we like: This Shashi heart hair clip makes a serious statement while also boasting beautiful, delicate satin-wrapped detailing. Use it to hold up your hair or to jazz up a high bun.
- Soft and comfortable
- Firm clasp
- Not as versatile
4. Lovers + Friends Annacy Headband
What we like: Reviewers say that this cute and trendy headband is comfortable (no pressure headaches here!) and goes well with tons of different looks. We especially like the woven boho design that will look great with all hair colors.
- Trendy woven style
- Prone to snags
Ever Faith CZ Barrette
Best sparkly hair barrette
What we like: This barrette is so sparkly, it’s perfect for a wedding, holiday party or any other special event you might have on deck—and at this price, you just might be able to splurge on a new dress or shoes, too. Better yet, you can choose from the silver-tone piece pictured above or a gold-tone one to best match your ensemble.
- Great for special occasions
- Tough to close around thick hair
6. Loeffler Randall Hair Ribbon Set
Best ribbon hair ties
What we like: These canvas and velvet hair ribbons are super luxurious and can be used in any way that you like. Tie them around your ponytail to dress things up or wrap one around your bun two or three times or a modern ballerina look. While we're partial to the brown and gingham set seen here, you can also get them in indigo blue.
- High quality fabric
- Versatile wear
- Dry-clean only
7. HYFEEL French Hair Barrette Set
Best barrette for thick hair
What we like: These thin, French-style barrettes are a unique, simple spin on statement hair clips. They’ll keep even thick hair in place thanks to the removable inner bar that will help to keep your tresses out of the spring.
- Ideal for thick hair
- Sturdy acetate exterior
- Uncomfortable edges
8. Watinc Bow-Knot Scrunchy Set
What we like: There’s nothing easier than throwing your hair in a ponytail and running out the door. Instead of reaching for that tired old plain hair tie, opt for one of the 12 colorful scrunchies found in this set and go from boring to cute in seconds. Made of a no-crease silk and chiffon material, these well-made pieces make for great gifts, too.
- Great variety
- Won’t catch in hair
- No-crease material
- Not ideal for thin hair
- Can snag
9. Alexandre de Paris Floral Barrette
Best fancy hair barrette
What we like: If you’re a self-proclaimed barrette addict (welcome to the club), this flower-shaped pick from French designer Alexandre de Paris is just what your collection needs. Yes, it’s pricey, but: A. You’ll have it forever; and B. You’ll set yourself apart in a sea of duckbills. The classic hinged design ensures that no hair slips out, and the glossy acetate is as durable as they come.
- Unique whimsical design
- Strong acetate material
10. Bartosi Pearl Bobby Pin Barrette Set
Best bobby pins
What we like: OK, OK, so this set of seven bobby pins isn’t made with real pearls—but they’re gorgeous enough that you’d never know the difference. The alloy is strong enough to last a good, long while, and they stay firmly in place once secured—even in thin hair.
- Look super elegant
- Stay in place
- Can snag in hair
- Delicate pearl placement
11. EACH Jewels Blooming Flower Barrette Set
Best gold barrette
What we like: These retro-inspired gold flower clips are great for both adults and kids, so you and your little ones can share. We love the vintage-looking gold tone of the recycled brass and the fact that they come two to a set.
- Great for adults and kids
- Made of recycled brass