15 Hair Accessory Trends For 2020

If there were ever a time to accessorise your hair, it’s here and now. While 2020 may be the year of micro fringes and crazy mullets when it comes to hairstyles, bedazzling your tresses is all the rage. Oversized headbands? Yes, please. Pearls on pearls? Absolutely! The return of the scrunchy? We’re there!


When pearl accessories (among other shiny hair ornaments) had a moment at London Fashion Week, we knew we were on to something. By nature, pearls add a sense of refined chicness to any look.

While these looks may appear too intricate and challenging to achieve on your own, rest assure you won’t need your own stylist— a simple pearl-encrusted barrette, headband, or hair clip will have you feeling like the next trendsetter.


What was once meant for toddlers has now become a hair accessory trend your Instagram feed is likely all too familiar with. This season, headbands are dominating the hair scene, in part because it’s a foolproof way to up your hair game (even hairstyle-challenged folks can take part in it) and in part, because it gives us Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl vibes.

We’re getting endless inspiration from celebrities and influencers alike who are making the perfectly placed band look chic, put together, and downright stylish. The beauty of this trend? Its versatility. Throw a headband on top of polished curls, a messy low bun, or even a high ponytail. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can double up on trends and opt for a pearl-studded or floral headband.


This popular 80s hair trend is back, and it seems we’re not the only ones happy about it. Scrunchies are more of a fashion statement today than they were when they first made their debut (when people simply used them to get their hair out of their face at home), but this nostalgic style has proven to be both fresh and functional. Wrap one over a messy topknot or stack a few on the wrist for a ‘VSCO girl’ vibe.


By the end of the ’90s through to the early 2000s almost everyone had a bucket hat. However, there came a point in the mid-2000s where they were replaced by caps and only worn functionally by children only. As we know fashion is very much cyclical so as millennials grew up, the demand for bucket hats has returned.

Over the past few years, bucket hats have evolved from an ironic comeback trend to fashion accessory of choice. With approval from all aspects of fashion culture from influencers to celebs —it’s now one of the most commonly spotted accessories at fashion week. 


After spotting Bohemian Rhapsody actress Lucy Boynton on the Oscars red carpet sporting a pearl-encrusted parting we new 2020 would be the year to accessorize not only your hair but your parting.

Whether it’s jewels, pearls or glitter this trend-setting look is a sure way to set you apart from the rest.


Probably the simplest of the hair accessory trends to incorporate into your routine? Bows. Whether you go big or go dainty, use them as a hair-tie for a bubble braid or rock a half-up half-down style, bows look good on virtually anyone. And because they come in a wide variety of sizes, there are endless possibilities to create a polished, classic look.


Tortoiseshell hair clips always look great! The great thing about these multi-tonal accessories is that they work with all hair colours. They add a stylish edge with little effort


This is the more extravagant take on the headband trend. These headbands include gemstones, flowers and pearls and are particularly perfect for special occasions as they add the wow factor to a hair look.


Use a scarf to add excitement to a hair look or to simply hide second day slightly greasy hair. Accessorising with a scarf can give you the ultimate laidback California girl look or put-together Parisian chic.

Some of these looks may look intricate and difficult to achieve by with a simple Youtube tutorial you’ll be achieving these looks in no time.


You don’t have to wear massive flower crowns or ultra-blingy clips every day since the 2020 hair accessory trends also included simple, visible bobby pins. We like these hair accessories as they fit in better with some of the more minimalist fall 2019 fashion trends we saw last season.


These soft coloured accessories are a gentle introduction into the world of hair accessorising. Delicate clips and slides look cute paired with a 90’s inspired outfit as a fashionable nod to the era.


We’ve been spotting a lot of ’60s inspired’ accessorising on our feeds and we’re here for it. The best way to style plump ’60s-inspired volume is to add a thick fabric headband and heavy black eyeliner!


You’ll get all the bride vibes with this hair accessory trend. While floral accessories may not be the most cutting-edge trend out there, it’s perfect for the natural springtime lover and is a delicate way to add some liveliness to your look.

It’s as simple as picking up a flower and putting it in your hair for an organic touch, or, you can make like the models and pick up a floral headband or bobby pin.


We’re going to put it out there that 2020 is the year of statement clips. Think oversizes, strategically placed clips from metallic to bejeweled to ones that (literally) make a statement with words. Stack them by the pair or have fun mismatching— there’s truly no rule with this one.

Logomania is real, and the fashion world would be nothing without it. From the A/W 2020 runway hair accessories with both logos and words made for excellent embellishments.


With low-slung ponytails being one of the most common hairstyles, metallic or patterned barretts or pins that could facilitate this style in as elegant a way as possible became one of the spring/summer 2020 hair accessory trends.

Like this post? Go and read our post on the ultimate 90’s hair accessories here