If you’re searching for a quick way to upgrade your mane with minimal effort, why not give hair accessories a try? Whether you’re crafting an updo, a braid, or a low ponytail, we have accessories to thank for taking our styles to the next level while making sure not a single hair falls out of place.
We recently caught wind of a throwback hair trend that’s taken the hair world by storm: hair barrettes. You might remember hair barrettes as the small clips your mom used to style your dark brown hair back in elementary school. In 2019, however, the accessory has a whole new look—appearing on some of the hottest runways and red carpets. Scroll down to see some of our favorites.
How To Wear Hair Barrettes
Jamie Wiley, Pureology artist and styling guru, expects the hair barrette trend to stick around for the long haul—or at least for the remainder of 2019. If you’re looking to get creative with barrettes, she shares a few of her favorite ways to utilize the accessory for everyday wear.
“A more creative way to use a hair barrette is to wear a center part and place a barrette on the top side of both ears…If you’re wearing a sleek pony, pull the ends of pony forward and secure the ends with a barrette near the temple or ear area,” Wiley says.
If you’re working with fine hair that tends to slip out of accessories easily, Wiley offers a piece of advice to help hair barrettes stay put all day long.
“Utilizing Pureology's Style + Protect Wind-Tossed Texture Finishing Spray and lightly spraying the back side of your barrette before placing in the hair will help secure it to the hair when it dries,” Wiley explains. “Also, adding in an additional bobby pin to anchor the barrette will give fine hair extra support.”
Inspired to make hair barrettes a part of your styling routine? We’ve rounded up 17 of the most stylish ones you can buy right now.
The Best Hair Barrettes To Buy Now
Scunci Patterned No-Slip Barrettes
If you’re looking to start your barrette collection with the basics, you can’t go wrong with this two-piece essential set from Scunci.
Scunci Patterned No-Slip Barrettes, $5.99 MSRP
Anthropologie Night Sky Bobby Pin Set
Featuring galactic designs and a glassy gold finish, this stunning set is written in the stars for you to try.
Anthropologie Night Sky Bobby Pin Set, $48.00 MSRP
Scunci Blonde Contour Hair Clips
Whether you’re sporting ash blonde hair, dirty blonde tresses, or champagne hair color, these versatile snap clips for blondes are a must-have. Slip them into any hairstyle to conceal flyaways or subtly elevate your look.
Scunci Blonde Contour Hair Clips, $2.49 MSRP
Madewell Ponytail Clip
Looking for an easy way to accessorize your sleek ponytail? Pull your strands back with this gold ponytail clip for the perfect finishing touch.
Madewell Ponytail Clip, $12.50 MSRP
Cara Iridescent Bow Barrette
Delve even deeper into the holographic hair trend with this translucent bow barrette.
Cara Iridescent Bow Barrette, $24.00 MSRP
Oribe Hair Barrette
France Luxe Volume Rectangle Barrette
Believe it or not, leopard print is back and better than ever for 2019. If the surprising comeback has inspired you to add a few animal print pieces to your wardrobe, you’ll love this statement-making leopard barrette from France Luxe.
France Luxe Volume Rectangle Barrette, $28.00 MSRP
Anthropologie Watercolor Hair Clip Set
Whether you’re a sucker for neutrals or desire a pop of color, these Watercolor Hair Clip sets are the perfect addition to your styling arsenal.
Anthropologie Watercolor Hair Clip Set, $24.00 MSRP
L. Erickson Long Tail Ribbon Long & Skinny Barrette
Who said adults can’t wear hair bows? This pink silk barrette is a mature 2019 upgrade to the childish accessories you remember from your third-grade class photos.
L. Erickson Long Tail Ribbon Long & Skinny Barrette, $38.00 MSRP
8 Other Reasons Marie Clip
This 18-karat gold plated snap clip with pearl accents can turn your typical sleek middle part into a runway-ready ‘do in seconds.
8 Other Reasons Marie Clip, $30.00 MSRP
Anthropologie Mila Glitter Hair Clip Set
Between glitterage, glitter hairspray, and glitter-infused temporary hair dye, you can say the hair world is obsessed with shimmer. That’s why we’re loving these Mila Glitter Hair Clip sets for 2019.
Anthropologie Mila Glitter Hair Clip Set, $18.00 MSRP
L. Erickson Silk Rectangle Barrette
These stylish silk barrettes come in a variety of colors so you can opt for a simple black accessory or spice up your hairstyle with bright pink.
L. Erickson Silk Rectangle Barrette, $24.00 MSRP
Kitsch Hermatite Rhinestone Snap Clips
When it comes to accessories that never seem to go out of fashion, bedazzled hair clips instantly come to mind. Pick up a set of these easy-to-use rhinestone snap clips by Kitsch if you’re looking to add a touch of glam to any hairstyle.
Kitsch Hermatite Rhinestone Snap Clips, $12.00 MSRP
ASOS Orelia Pearl Circle Hair Clip
Hair barrettes come in all shapes and sizes, so why not try a geometric clip if you’re hoping to stay away from a traditional look? We love this Orlia Pearl Circle Hair Clip by ASOS.
ASOS Orelia Pearl Circle Hair Clip, $16.00 MSRP
ASOS Design Criss Cross Hair Clip
If you’re looking for a hair barrette that packs a seriously stylish punch, you’ll want to get your hands on this Cross Hair Clip from ASOS. Make a statement by quickly slipping on this stunning gold-tone piece to any hairstyle you love.
ASOS Design Criss Cross Hair Clip, $9.50 MSRP
ASOS Design Floral Pearl Corsage Hair Clip
Counting down the days until spring begins? Get inspired for the upcoming season with this Floral Pearl Corsage Hair Clip by ASOS.
ASOS Design Floral Pearl Corsage Hair Clip, $9.50 MSRP
ASOS Design Gold Chain Detail Hair Clip
Whether you’re creating a half-updo or a stunning side braid, securing your look with a simple barrette can take your style from basic to chic in seconds. Swap your regular bobby pins with this Gold Chain Detail Hair Clip.
ASOS Design Gold Chain Detail Hair Clip, $6.50 MSRP
Urban Outfitters 1992 Flip Clip
You don’t need crimped hair or space buns to relive the ‘90s. Simply accessorize any look with these oversized, colorful flip clips for a seriously nostalgic ‘do.
Urban Outfitters 1992 Flip Clip, $6.00 MSRP
Riviera Crystal Cluster Semi Precious Jade Hair Pins
If you love using crystals for positive vibes, you’ll adore them as a killer hair accessory! Lock your strands in place for any occasion with these Crystal Cluster Semi Precious Jade Hair Pins by Riviera.
Riviera Crystal Cluster Semi Precious Jade Hair Pins, $14.00 MSRP
Elle Stone Bow Barrette
For special occasions, skip the velvet and satin hair bows and instead opt for a bedazzled hair clip like this Stone Bow Barrette by Elle.
Elle Stone Bow Barrette, $18.00 MSRP
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