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

By Christina Izzo
October 01, 2019
hair clips with brush illustration
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.