Bands, bows and bling: Hair accessories go bold this spring

Clip in, things are going to get fun fast.

Clip in, things are going to get fun fast

Remember the hair accessories you wore as a kid? Well, they've officially become a serious fashion trend. Hair clips, headbands and scrunchies are back and more grown-up than ever. Same goes for the bows and barrettes of your youth too.

We've seen them on the Spring/Summer 19 runways at Prada, Emilia Wickstead and Ashley Williams.

They're on streets too thanks to Instagrammers like Danielle Bernstein, Olivia and Alice and Paola Alberdi. If you look closely, you'll see they're not like you remember. Newer takes on the trend are edgier: oversized, blinged out and with logos from some of our fave designers. The options now are endless and part of the appeal is that there are so many ways to wear this look, no matter your hair type or style. Keep scrolling for the top hair accessories to shop for the best hair days of your life.   

You can mix preppy and edgy together with Prada's ultra-padded runway hairband in studded leather. Wear whether your hair is pixie short or long.

Studded Nappa Leather Headband, $695,

Want to try something a bit extra? Clip in the entire pack from light to dark at the crown of your head all the way down to your ear for maximum fashion impact.

Pack of Tortoise Shell Hair Clips, $2.90,

The humble bandana made a high fashion return at Alexander Wang's runway show. Wear your hair natural and loose, and place the piece at the crown of your head just touching your eyebrows to recreate the look.

Alexander Wang Bandana Headband, $168.04,

Our favourite jewellery designing sisters have come out with double-coloured Western printed scrunchie that you can loosely tie up any ponytail or bun before throwing on your cowboy boots.

Dannijo Oslo Scrunchie, $59.88,

The go-to brand for celebs like Hailey Bieber and Mandy Moore, Jennifer Behr's pearl studded bow looks best on top of a ponytail or asymmetrically placed at the side of the head.

Perlita Velvet Bow Barrette, about $264 CAD,

If you want to take your glam hair to the next level,  spell it out loud and clear. This clip gets the message across no problem.

Glam Rhinestone Bobby Pin, about $39 CAD,

The cutest bow looks chic for nighttime when you double up Emilia Wickstead's version placed at the top and bottom of any ponytail. They look just as good on updos too.

Emilia Wickstead Grosgrain Bow Hairclip, about $220 CAD,

You may as well shoot for the stars, right? Lean into the celestial spirit of this trio of handmade bobbies by placing them above your ear, or as the finishing touch on any low bun.

Seeing Stars Bobbi Set, about $251 CAD,

The fashion world got behind scrunchies in a big way, and this version a top pick for editors and Instagrammers alike.

Leather Scrunchie, about $37 CAD,

When it comes to designer iterations of this trend, there's no doubt that logomania is the way to go.

Crystal Gucci Single Hair Barrette, $480,

Leopard print gives this headband a cool vibe that works with natural hair finished off with a bit of sea salt spray.

Hairband with Knot, $12.99,

The makers of Instagram's fave vacation bag are back with two round clips in their signature acetate material that are worthy of your beachy waves.

Cult Gaia Set-Of-Two Ria Tortoiseshell Acetate Hairclips, $115,


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