Hair Accessory Trends You Need to Know for Summer

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Warm weather is finally here, and you might have already gathered up your quintessentially-summer wardrobe pieces like jean shorts, flip flops and sundresses. Or maybe you’re still searching for that perfect festival outfit, just a little something extra to add a finishing touch to the perfect date night ensemble or something to spruce up your everyday look with some flair.

Well, look no further, because we’re here to share our favorite hair accessory trends for summer. Versatile and easy to incorporate in your own way, these accessories can add some personality to your style, enhance your already-fantastic look and help keep your hair on trend.

Headbands

There’s no time like right now to venture beyond the plain and stretchy workout variety to a jewel-encrusted stretchy style. Or, if you’re not into jewels (or stretchiness), try a molded headband embellished with pearls, beads or even metal studs.

If those still sound a little too flashy, incorporate a twisted or knotted fabric headband in a bright color or interesting patterns like paisley or houndstooth. If your style is more boho-chic, use a printed scarf as a headband, tied underneath your hair with the ends hanging free.

Looking for something more unique? Try a padded style made from plush velvet or glittered fabric. You’re sure to turn heads and make a statement with this style that’s been spotted on recent high-fashion runways.

Don’t own any headbands and aren’t sure about committing to this look? Fold up a classic bandana long-ways and tie it either on top or bottom of your hair depending on your preference.

With headbands, there’s no shortage of variety and ways to make the style your own. Whether worn to push your hair back from your face or crown-style on top of your hair, with an updo or hair down, we’re sure you’ll make this accessory look fantastic.

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Barrettes, Pins and Clips

If the thought of barrettes brings you back to your childhood days, it’s time to channel those fond memories and check out some of the latest grown-up styles. Nowadays you’ll find gorgeous barrettes embellished with beads, pearls, crystals, rhinestones and glitter.

For the more classically styled, try a molded plastic or resin barrette in a solid color to dress up an otherwise-normal hair day. This accessory looks great with a sleek low ponytail, messy updo or any style in between.

Oversized barrettes are also all the rage. Move over, statement necklace – statement barrettes are the new thing. Experiment with an oversize version of a standard flip barrette or go all out with an intricately adorned design.

In addition to the countless colors, shapes and patterns of barrettes, you’ll also see bobby pins and hair clips dressed up to accessorize any outfit or style. And there’s no need to fret over a new hairstyle, just add a barrette here or pin there to your already-honed look to incorporate the accessory trend.

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Hats

Hats are a timeless accessory that can transform any look – and now more than ever before there’s a color, shape or style for anyone interested in trying them out.

While hats have been around for as long as anyone can remember, the styles and varieties are ever-changing. Classic styles include the beachy, floppy sun hat you might wear to the beach, a cowboy hat to complete your western-inspired outfit or a fedora that’s your go-to choice for a Sunday Fun-day.

So why did we include hats in a "trend" article when the concept has been around for over five thousand years? Well, the abundance of varieties and styling creativity keep this wardrobe staple trendy, and there’s no end in sight for the popularity and versatility of this hair accessory.

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Scrunchies

Yes, you read that right. Scrunchies.

Perhaps the most surprising hair trend for summer is the scrunchie. This 80s to 90s throwback is making a comeback in a huge way.

Sometimes adorned with a “tail,” “draped bow” or “ears,” today’s scrunchie can appear to be a tied scarf around your ponytail or topknot, and make an otherwise basic style more fun.

Scrunchies now come in oversized styles with excess bunched (or “scrunched”) fabric and slim varieties, in patterns like pretty florals, bold polka dots or animal prints, and in textures like velvet or silk. Some scrunchies even claim to be gentler on hair, thereby reducing breakage and preventing creases after it’s been up in a ponytail.

Whichever way you choose to incorporate this accessory into your own style, have fun with it!

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We’d love to see how you make these hair accessories your own. Share your style with us and get more inspiration by following us on Facebook and Instagram – @fantasticsams

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