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The 13 Best Hair Accessory Stacking Ideas To Try In 2021

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I don’t know about you, but when the whole hair accessory craze started up again, I was more than a bit skeptical. When I thought about adding barrettes and hair clips back into my styling routine, I instantly pictured myself looking like a kid in grammar school. 

Well, fast forward a few months later, and I now can’t get enough of hair accessories. I’ve pretty much packed my beauty vanity with all kinds of scrunchies, snap clips, and barrettes, and I’ve done a ton of research on modern ways to wear them. Which led me to the hottest hair accessory trend in 2020: accessory stacking. 

If you don’t know what accessory stacking is, it’s all about layering a couple of hair accessories throughout your look. Wondering how to try it for yourself? Read on for 13 of the best hair accessory stacking ideas we could find. 
 

The Best Hair Accessory Stacking Ideas To Try Now

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Neon Snap Clips

Whether it’s makeup, fashion, or hair colors, neon is in for 2020—so why not pop on a few neon hair accessories to really stay on trend? We love this swept-back look paired with a few neon snap clips. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All-Over Barrettes

Scattering a few (okay, a lot) of barrettes throughout your hair may have started on the runway, but that doesn’t mean the look isn’t totally wearable for date night! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cascading Rings

Festival season is right around the corner, and when it comes to styles we’re obsessed with this year, we’re all about hair rings! Whether stacked throughout braids or looped into pin-straight strands, these accessories will pair perfectly with any festival-ready look. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mixed Patterns

Who says you need to stick to one color, pattern, or texture? Mix and match a few of your favorite hair clips or barrettes for a look that’s unexpected (but with tons of style payoff). 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hashtag Pins

Want #GorgeousHair with minimal effort? Opt for a hashtag hair clip or DIY one with four standard bobby pins. Simply insert two bobby pins next to each other wherever you want them in your hair. Once those are in place, slide two more through the center of the bobby pins already placed in the hair. Keep your look in check throughout the day with a few spritzes of hairspray like Redken Control Addict 28 Strong Hold Hairspray

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Triangle

Speaking of easy ways to accent your look with bobby pins, you can also accentuate your look by creating a triangle shape with just three pins. Slide a bobby pin horizontally through your hair wherever you want the triangle to be. Then, secure two bobby pins at an upward angle to create the shape of a triangle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Half-Up With Pearl Accents

Pearl hair accessories in 2020 are nothing like the ones your grandma used to wear. Modern-day pearl accessories are classy and elegant, yet simple enough to wear every day. If you’re looking for the perfect way to secure a half-up hairstyle, swap your hair tie for two pearl barrettes.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pinned Ponytail

Pro tip: You can upgrade any basic high ponytail with a few well-placed bobby pins. When you’re creating your ponytail, use a dime-size amount of hair gel, like Matrix Vavoom Hold My Body Forming Gel to smooth the hair around your crown and give it a sleek, shiny look. Then, stack a few bobby pins throughout your look however you choose. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Clustered Bobby Pins

The best stacked accessory looks are unexpected—case in point: These clustered bobby pins paired with a deep side part and natural curls. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Zigzag

Instead of stacking your bobby pins horizontally, try placing them vertically in a zigzag pattern to add an exciting element to any hairstyle. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Animal Print

Love it or hate it, animal print is having a serious moment right now. If you want to get in on the trend, try stacking a few animal print hair accessories of all shapes and sizes throughout your mane. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gold Accents

Who doesn’t love a classic gold hair accessory? Use a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Pureology Style + Protect Wind Tossed Texture Finishing Spray and add in a few stacked gold barrettes for a look that’s effortless yet sophisticated. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pinned Messy Bun

We love a traditional messy bun and all, but we adore this pin-accented variation even more. Not only does it add a bit of style to your ‘do, but it can also help keep your look secure throughout the day. 

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