From holidays to home, it’s time to accessorise your hair to help beat the humidity this summer.
Whether you’re waiting for another heatwave to hit, or preparing to go on a last-minute trip to warmer climates, then we have the hair accessories for you.
Us Brits like to talk about the weather — in fact, it’s pretty much our number one go-to in daily conversation. And recently, we’ve all been talking about the 30+ degree temperatures we’ve been experiencing, that have us all wondering how we’re a) going to survive our commute and b) what we’re going to wear.
Our fashion team believes it’s best to start from top-to-toe, and this is where hair accessories can save the day. Here, we’ve rounded up the best accessories to tame your tresses this summer.
A lot of the trends that’ll do the job are guaranteed to make you feel nostalgic. From hair scrunchies in bright hues and prints, to giant hair clips and chunky padded headbands (including that Prada one) these are the five types of hair accessories that you’ll be able to rely on to keep your hair off your face, and your face slightly less sweaty than the UK (or abroad) weather wants you to be (yes, more weather chat!).
Stradivarius set of four clips
Whether you use the clips to keep your fringe off your face or add them to an up do to stop hair coming loose, these are a go-to.
Layer them all for a multi-clip look that’s very summer 2019.
Alighieri set of two gold-plated pearl hair slides
Like a Kirby grip, but 100x chicer; meet the Alighieri hair accessories you didn’t know you needed.
Sure they’re a higher price point, but you’ll end up wearing them as much as the average Kirby so they’ll be worth it.
Topshop pack of 2 crystal hair clips
Rhinestones are once again a thing in the fashion world. In true 90s style, hair grips in sparkly diamantes are back, and you can get them from Topshop.
Add to an evening look for dinner by the beach.
Loewe puzzle western silk scarf
You can wear a silk scarf in your hair one of two ways; 1) fold in half diagonally into a triangle and wear over your hair as a throwback bandana, 2) roll from one corner to another into a strip and style as a headband.
Ticking off this season’s silk scarf mini trend whilst also getting your hair off your face — win win.
Mango paisley print scarf
Clash this paisley print beauty with floral prints for a retro vibe, or keep it simple with white denim and a racer vest top.
Note: when it’s not in your hair, tie it around your bag handle for a quick accessory update.
& Other Stories printed silk scarf
Tie this colour-pop scarf around a sleek ponytail for an ultimate anytime hair fix.
Note: it’ll work for any season and occasion, day or night.
£27, & Other Stories
Ganni floral print hair scrunchie
If it isn’t Ganni’s ‘it’ dresses causing a stir, it’s the accessories. Yup, it’s safe to say all of us have probably owned a hair scrunchie at some point, and now they’re back.
As a bun, ponytail or half up half down style — anything goes as long as you add the hairband that’s making us all feel nostalgic.
Topshop neon check hair scrunchie
Just like scrunchies, neon and checks are all micro trends this summer — Topshop has nailed it with this one.
Team with other neon shades to get the full 90s effect.
Sophie Buhai elegant silk-satin hair tie
Add this buttery soft scrunchie to any outfit – from jeans and a T-shirt to floral dresses – to upgrade your outfit.
Note: it’ll look just as good around your wrist, too.
£95, Sophie Buhai
Prada silk-satin headband
The logo version of this headband sold out within days, and we can only predict this one will do the same.
Wear it to push all your hair back off your face and also channel your inner Blair from Gossip Girl.
Bershka polka dot headband
Spotted (literally) all over the spring/summer 19 catwalks at the likes of Celine and Dolce and Gabbana, polka dots are a trend to try out.
Match this dotty headband with a polka dot dress, as chosen by our fashion editors.
Zara satin headband with pearl beads
You may have seen pearl headbands all over Instagram, and now they’re all over the high street, too.
Add to dresses, denim, boiler suits – basically any outfit.
Asos cut out metal hair clip
If you remember doing the twist and clip with your hair at the back, then you’re about to get a throwback.
Fashion people have been wearing the hair clips again and they’re the easy answer to getting your hair out of the way, quick.
Anthropologie pack of two hair clips
If you’ve got long hair, or lots of it then you may need reinforcement. Don’t be afraid to pile on the hair accessories, as long as your tresses are firmly in place that’s all that matters.
The fact this set is pretty fabulous is an added bonus.
Monki mini jaw clips
Remember mini butterfly clips? Of course you do. Well, now they’re back!
Use them to pin back loose hair around your face, and to make you feel instantly nostalgic.
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