If your collection of hair accessories basically amounts to the black hairband that’s permanently on your wrist (guilty), then prepare to broaden your style horizons. From scarves to scrunchies, meet the five Instagram-approved hair accessories as seen on some of our favourite bloggers, guaranteed to glam up your strands for summer days.
1. The Knot Bando
Bandos are back – and our second-day hair couldn’t be happier. Taking their inspiration from 70s’ styles, these knotted numbers are here to serve up all the vintage feels with glam geometric prints and dreamy blooms. The best way to wear one? Style it over a middle part like our Insta crush Natali Kabanova (@natali_kabanova) for those straight-outta-Woodstock vibes.
2. The Printed Scarf
Often associated with our nans, printed scarves are now the latest hair heroes on the block – as proved by fashion blogger Robyn Taylor (@phasesofrobyn). Graphic floral prints and geometric patterns with soft pastel accents are the styles to be seen in, giving plain ponytails a little extra swish this summer.
3. The Wired Headband
Bows, prints and all the pin-up vibes: yep, the wired headband is back. This time around, the throwback favourite is making the rounds with pretty florals that work just as well for hometown hangs as they do on holiday. Case in point? Globe-trotting gal Aya Stewart (@gipsea_echoes) rocking a printed pick with a pink kaftan, sandals and the breakfast of our actual dreams.
4. The 90s Scrunchie
The go-to hair accessory of school discos/playgrounds/all our Spice Girl dance routines, the scrunchie is back with a bite. Disco sequins, molten metallic textures and high-octane holographs make up this season’s must-haves, taking the place of the so-90s styles hiding in our childhood bedrooms. Take tips from Insta-babe Charlotte Fisher (@charlottefisher) and wear yours with a high pony.
5. The Bow Hairband
Again, if you haven’t worn a bow in your hair since your primary school days then rest assured that SS18’s offerings definitely won’t have you looking like you’ve time-warped your way back into Year Six. Go grown-up with oversized bows in sleek satin like blogger Primrose Bigwood from @stylepetal, or add some pretty to your ponytail with dainty little picks in velvet.