23 Celebs and Stylish Women Who Make Me Want to Wear Hair Accessories Every Day

Pearly barrettes, velvet headbands, oversized scrunchies… Name any hair accessory and I can pretty much guarantee that interest in it has spiked at some point this year. Does that mean my love affair with hair clips and hair scarves is showing any signs of coming to an end? Absolutely not. In fact, not a day goes by when I don't bookmark at least one photo of a cool girl adorned with a stack of hair slides or a scarf-entwined braid on Instagram.

However, I have to admit that when it comes to wearing them myself, I'm in a bit of a hair-accessories safe zone. Sure, I've worn a simple pearl hair slide to accessorise a wedding-guest outfit, and I've occasionally worn a hair-clip duo on the side of my head (mainly when I want to feel like I've made more of an effort than just scraping my hair back into a second-day bun), but that's about as far as my creativity extends.

How to style hair accessories: Nnenna Chem layering up hair slides



Thankfully, there's a seemingly endless supply of celebrities and stylish women who are stepping out in all kinds of hair accessory getups on a daily basis. If, like me, you're looking for a little inspiration, keep scrolling for 24 of the best ways to style hair accessories right now.

Ada Oguntodu
How to style hair accessories: Ada Oguntodu wearing satin headband



Is it a headband? Is it a hair scarf? I'm not entirely sure. But what I do know is that Ada makes this knotted satin twist look so cool.

Lucy Boynton
How to wear hair accessories: Lucy Boynton wearing flower crown



I'm already completely obsessed with the way that Lucy Boynton is always up for pushing beauty boundaries, and her dreamy pastel headband is no exception. I'm all over this lilac, peach and dove-grey colour palette. The Swarovski-style band is the icing on the cake.

Nnenna Echem
How to style hair accessories: Nnenna Echem wearing layered pearl hair clips



Most of my saved hair accessory images come courtesy of Nnenna. What can I say? This girl knows how to accessorise. I love this stacked-up quartet of pearl barrettes (particularly how she's chosen an oversized one for her final clip).

Lily Collins
How to style hair accessories: Lily Collins wearing gold bun cuff



One of the lesser-spotted hair accessories of the year has to be the ponytail cuff, but I'll be rushing out to buy one after spotting it on Lily's elegant topknot. 

Ellie Nesmon
How to style hair accessories: Ellie wearing double pearl hair clips



Proving that hair clips can work on the shortest of hairstyles, Ellie's pearl-clip duo looks beautiful when worn on the side of her pixie cut.

Pixie Geldof
How to style hair accessories: Pixie Geldof wearing white hair ribbon



I love how Pixie's topped her pony with a floaty twist of white chiffon—a cool contrast with her chic tailored jacket.

A-J Alingue
How to style hair accessories: AJ wearing pastel hair slides



This hair-clip look gives me serious '90s vibes. A row of colourful hair slides on each side of A-J's sleek middle parting is a seriously fun way to wear clips.

Nina Sandbech
How to style hair accessories: Nina Sandbech wearing pink velvet headband



Now, this is how you do party accessorising. Nina's oversized pink-velvet headband takes centre stage and looks amazing teamed with her laid-back ponytail.

ASOS Lesley
How to style hair accessories: ASOS Lesley wearing pearl hair slide



If you're a total newbie to hair accessories, then Lesley's elegant ponytail and pearl clip is a great place to start. Simply stunning.

Jodie Comer
How to wear hear accessories: Jodie Comer wearing hair clips in bun



I'm a bit of a Jodie Comer fan girl as it is, but this hair look really stole my heart. My buns are never as intricately twisted as this one, but I'll definitely be dotting in some petite hair pins next time I wear mine.

Chloé Harrouche
How to wear hear accessories: Chloé wearing monochrome headband



This is how French girls do hair accessories: sleek, elegant and in a simple monochromatic colour palette. Chloé's black-and-white headband is totally timeless.

Megan Ellaby
How to style hair accessories: Megan Ellaby wearing personalised hair clip



I didn't know I had any desire to wear my name on my head until I saw Megan's personalised hair clip. The beaded barrette underneath is a cute way to mix and match different styles.

Courtney Trop
How to style hair accessories: Courtney Trop wearing tortoiseshell hair clip



Tortoiseshell hair clips always look great, but I particularly love how the colour of this one matches Courtney's auburn strands.

Monikh Dale
How to style hair accessories: Monikh wearing cream velvet headband



Turns out that velvet headbands make the perfect wedding-guest accessory, as demonstrated by Monikh and this beautiful ivory piece.

Lupita Nyong'o
How to style hair accessories: Lupita Nyong'o wearing pink velvet hair ribbon



How damn cute. Lupita's hair scarf looks pretty as a picture when left to fall into a floppy ribbon at the top of her head.

ASOS Lotte
How to style hair accessories: ASOS Lotte wearing velvet headband



Not only is Lotte's headband so damn stylish, but when the sun's out, it's also a practical way to keep your hair out of your face so you always look as cool as a cucumber.

Zoë Kravitz
How to style hair accessories: Zoë Kravitz wearing oversized black bow



The bigger the celebrity, the bigger the hair accessory? Zoë's ginormous hair ribbon is all kinds of amazing.

Alexa Chung
How to style hair accessories: Alexa Chung wearing hair scarf



The queen of beauty cool, Alexa's cutesy polka-dot hair scarf is the ultimate summer accessory.

Jorja Smith
How to style hair accessories: Jorja Smith wearing tort hairclip



London girls are going wild for new hair-clip brand Tort. It's easy to see why when the brand's pieces look this good on Jorja's '60s-inspired updo.

Callie Thorpe
How to style hair accessories: Callie Thorpe wearing hair scarf



Callie proves that hair accessories work just as well by the pool with this retro hair ribbon in clashing pink and red. Love.

Chloë Grace Moretz
How to style hair accessories: Chloë Grace Moretz wearing hair slide



Keep things simple with a side parting, sleek strands and just one beaded hair slide like Chloë.

How to style hair accessories: Simone wearing hair scarf



Disguise second-day hair, protect your curls from the sun and look effortlessly cool while you're doing it with this bandana-style head scarf modelled by Californian cool girl Simone.

Anne-Laure Mais Moreau
How to style hair accessories: AnneLaure Mais Moreau wearing black scrunchie



Oversized scrunchies will always have a place in my heart, particularly when they're styled with the simplest of outfits for major French-girl vibes like Anne-Laure.

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