Festival season is officially upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect festival hair, including festival hair accessories. Whether you’re channeling your inner flower child in the desert or vibing at an indie show, the right festival accessories can elevate your game, so you look the part in every single candid and selfie. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up 15 options that’ll take your festival hair to the next level.
What Festival Accessories Can You Put in Your Hair?
The type of festival hair accessory you choose totally depends on your personal style and even the overall aesthetic of the festival itself. Some accessories are pure aesthetic—like halos or glitter—while others lend a helping hand by keeping your hair out of your face, such as hair clips and headbands. No matter what look you’re going for—an updo under the California sun or long beach waves on Governors Island—we’ve got you covered with these 15 festival accessories.
Scunci Brightly Colored Butterfly Clips
The ‘90s are back, and one of the easiest ways to lean into the ’90s nostalgia is via some multi-colored butterfly clips. This throwback festival accessory feels equal parts flirty and carefree and will definitely give your festival style a little something extra. Place a handful throughout your strands, use a few to sweep away your bangs, or place them strategically in a side braid. By the way, did you know a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope?
Scunci Butterfly Clips Set, $4.99 MSRP
Anthropologie Pearl Bobby Pins
Pearlcore is another trend we’re loving right now, especially as we gear up for festival season! This set of bobby pins features faux acrylic pearls with a raw finish, which means they feel cool and effortless versus too formal. Try them in free-flowing hair, a topknot, or a bun.
Anthropologie Pearl Bobby Pins, $28.00 MSRP
Kendra Scott Double Pearl Headband
If you’re not digging pearl bobby pins but still want to participate in the Pearlcore trend, opt for a pearl-embellished headband instead. This option from Kendra Scott features two rows of simple pearls and comes in either gold or silver. Pair it with flowing hair or any updo.
Kendra Scott Double Pearl Headband $48.00 MSRP
Goddess Glitter Glitterlites Hair Tinsel
Festival feathers are out, and in their place is hair tinsel. Just like the glitter stuff you drape across your holiday tree, hair tinsel adds a touch of shimmer to your strands. Weave them into a braid or clip them in, so they move in the wind with the rest of your hair.
Goddess Glitter Glitterlites Hair Tinsel, $20 MSRP
The Hair Edit Hair Slide Barrette
Less is sometimes more, especially if the rest of your outfit and makeup is doing the rest of the talking for you! Ideal for medium to thick hair, this minimalist barrette from The Hair Edit makes for the perfect half updo whether you have ultra-long mermaid-length strands or medium-length hair. Choose from a soft gold finish or shiny gunmetal.
The Hair Edit Hair Slide Barrette, $7.49 MSRP
Lele Sadoughi Pastel Garden Candy Jeweled Knotted Headband
A colorful and sparkly headband like this adds a playful, elevated touch to your mane while keeping hair out of your face. This one’s a bit of a splurge, but it’s definitely the type of festival accessory that’ll earn you all kinds of compliments. It's made from a blush woven cotton, features a thick knot at the top, and is hand-embellished with pastel-hued crystals in a variety of shapes.
Lele Sadoughi Pastel Garden Candy Jeweled Knotted Headband, $198.00 MSRP
Free People She's A Wildflower Hair Clips in Vintage Turquoise
Infuse your festival hair with some Western flair via this set of four petite hair clips. Each features a "vintage turquoise" center set against a silver metal backdrop. Place them in a braid, on a section of hair, or scatter them throughout your mane.
Free People She's A Wildflower Hair Clips in Vintage Turquoise, $24.00 MSRP
Ariana Ost Dripping Stones Rainbow Hair Tie
Add some instant festival appeal to your ponytail with this Dripping Stones accessory from Ariana Ost. It features six carefully wrapped crystals that cascade down your ponytail for a true “one with the earth” aesthetic. If you wanted, you could wear it on a half-up ponytail or secure it to a smaller section of hair while wearing the rest of your hair down.
Ariana Ost Dripping Stones Rainbow Hair Tie, $48.00 MSRP
Lulus Wish I May Gold Rhinestone Star and Moon Hair Pin Set
Want your hair to look out of this world? This duo of celestial bobby pins features a delicate celestial design that'll have all your festival wishes coming true. Try stacking them together, wear one on either side of your face, or go for an asymmetrical look by only wearing one.
Lulus Wish I May Gold Rhinestone Star and Moon Hair Pin Set, $18 MSRP
EcoStardust Rainbow Blend Biodegradable Glitter
A little glitter sprinkled atop your tresses is one of the easiest ways to add some real pizzazz to your festival hairstyle! Try applying glitter on your roots at your part line, or pull it through the length of your hair.
EcoStardust Rainbow Blend Biodegradable Glitter $6.90 MSRP
Baublebar Slim Custom Hair Clip
Go the extra mile this festival season by creating a totally custom-designed hair clip. Baublebar lets you choose the base color—choose from oilslick, tortoise shell, opaque black, and others—and then a nameplate color, and then a 9-character word (like your name)! If you want a thicker option, choose the Wide Custom Hair Clip instead.
Baublebar Slim Custom Hair Clip, $32.00 MSPR
Free People Dancin' In The Moonlight Hair Rings
Bring on more of those ‘90s vibes with these hair rings, which feature a yin-yang symbol, heart, peace sign, daisy, and third eye. They offer a quick burst of flair to any braided hairstyle.
Free People Dancin' In The Moonlight Hair Rings, $22.00 MSRP
Kitsch Retro Butterfly Hair Scarf
A hair scarf is a major do come festival season, and this one from Kitsch is a winner. Not only does it feature a gorgeous retro butterfly motif, but it's elasticized for easy, comfortable wearing. Try it as a bandana or create a cute bow with it.
Kitsch Retro Butterfly Hair Scarf, $14.00 MSRP
Ink+Alloy Multi-Stripe Seed Bead Headband
For a fresh take on a headband, try this multi-colored beaded number. It's made by artisans in India and features rows of brightly colored glass beads. The flat design looks great on all kinds of hairstyles, too.
Ink+Alloy Multi-Stripe Seed Bead Headband, $35.00 MSRP
Lulus Medusa Gold and Green Snake Hair Clips
Embrace your earthy side this festival season with these eye-catching snake clips, which can be worn together or separately. Our favorite part is the green eyes, which add an extra dose of allure.
Lulus Medusa Gold and Green Snake Hair Clips, $18.00 MSRP
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