There was a time when we spent hours watching intricate hairstyling videos on YouTube, trying to decode and adapt them to work with our own hair. Thankfully, that time has passed and the verdict for 2021's mane trends is out: hair accessories are all you need to take your hairdo from basic to breathtaking. Why wear your hair up in your usual ponytail when you can add an oversized scrunchie to the mix? And yeah, invisible bobby pins are officially a thing of the past cause now we're flaunting our barrettes and rhinestone-encrusted claw clips.
Scrunchies made a comeback last year but in 2021, they're bigger and more luxe than ever before. Confused about what we mean by luxe? Think fabrics like velvet, suede, and even organza! The main appeal of these jumbo hair accessories lie in the fact that they're literally the easiest way to make your hairstyle look instantly glamourous! Pop them on before you head out for a dinner date or even a Friday night Zoom party with your besties!
Embrace barrettes in all their glory! Wear them to keep your hair off your face like Monica Geller did in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or stack them up and create designs like triangles or squares. Our favourite way, however, is to go all over and add them to our braids, inspiration courtesy of supermodel Ashley Graham. The only rule? The more the merrier!
Claw clips did fall out of favour for a while but the love they're getting now, more than makes up for it! Oversized tortoise print, pearl-encrusted, or even just a plain old black clip works. Everyone from supermodels Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber to the Kardash-Jenners have been spotted sporting this supersized hair accessory, indicating that this trend isn't slowing down any time soon!
Sometime in 2018, designer Emilia Wickstead sent models sashaying down the runway wearing not one but two gorgeous bows. Since then, this trend has truly taken off both on the runways around the world as well as on street style circuits. From simple ribbons tied up in bows to larger satin clips, in 2021, everything goes. If you're not sure how to wear a bow without looking like a well...child, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Take your hair game to the next level with these hair accessories!
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