Barrettes and scrunchies are trending. Rach’s stylist, Cara James, shows you how to get the girlish looks.

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Photography by Peter Ardito, Illustration by Joel Holland
| Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito, Illustration by Joel Holland

1. Band Aid

The headband of the moment is more bohochic, less Blair Waldorf. This Noelle Wire Headwrap by Deepa Gurnani ($75) combines patterned fabric and colorful beads with copper wire to maintain a trendy scarf shape. 

2. In a Pinch

Beat the late-summer heat by piling your locks up in an 8 Other Reasons Keke Hair Clip ($29 for two). Available in black or clear, the resin claw clip features a quintet of glass pearls for a girly touch.

3. Scrunch Time

A sweet retro ponytail is as easy as ABC with a silk Yucca Scrunchie Tie by I'm With the Band(The Townes Scrunchie Tie also shown above, $28 each), which updates the Sandra Dee–esque style with a pop of cool acid green. 

4. Bobby Dazzler

Go beyond your basic bobby pins with a Rays of Sunshine Five-Piece Barrette Set by Elizabeth Cole ($50). Each pin is fitted with bold multicolored crystals.

5. A Star is Born

Ben-Amun Star Crystal Art Deco Hair Pins ($145 for two) may be intended for brides, but any day can be a special one with some Swarovski sparkle in your hair.

6. Snap Happy

Nineties-style snap clips were all the rage at fall shows like Chanel and Gucci. Pin on a single Kitsch Mini Rhinestone Snap Clip ($12 for two) for a bookish vibe, or layer them for a high-fashion look.