Summer Hair Accessory Trends

For a while now, we have been getting more and more into a modernized look of the 90s trends.  One of the biggest 90s trends was hair accessories.  I was a bit hesitant about this one at first because like most trends, I’m usually the last one to try them out.  I have no idea why, but I always flat out just refuse to try new trends.  As a fashion blogger, that’s practically blasphemy so I’ve become more relaxed when trying new trends.  I have been getting asked, “What are some summer hair accessory trends?”  So, I bit the bullet and tested out some hair accessories on me to see which ones I liked the most.

Hair accessory trends have come out of nowhere for me.  One day I see girls getting back into wearing scrunchies and before you know it, headbands, barrettes, pearl hairpieces, etc. are back in style.  Regardless, I’ve put together a list of my favorite types of hair accessories at the moment.  Check out my recommendations below.


As with all of the trends in this post, barrettes are not usually my style.  I prefer to keep my hair very simple, so hair accessories are usually not an option for me.  Also, I felt like the barrette that has come back into style is too big and won’t look good on me.  However, I saw some cute barrettes at the store the other day and I had to have them.  I have been seeing lots of fashion bloggers wear these kinds of barrettes, so I wanted to see if I liked to use them as well. 

After testing out different hairstyles, in the barrettes, I decided that I did enjoy them as a hair accessory.  Since they were made of good quality, they didn’t pull or tug on my hair and were very comfortable to wear.  I wear such a hair accessory, to pull my hair out of my eyes.  I feel like this looks classic and it’s also functional.

For this barrette clip set, I got mine from TJ Maxx.  However, similar ones like these are available at any clothing store (as well as Amazon).

Pearl Barrettes

Hair bands with Pearls or Stones

Hair bands are one of those things that you usually don’t think to spark up.  For the most part, we’re just using them to keep hair out of our face when needed.  However, hair bands have slowly been making a comeback and I’m loving it.  This is one trend that I’m excited about.  As someone who enjoys simple hair styles, trendy hair bands keep your hair look interesting.  So, it’s a low-effort hairstyle since most of the appeal is in the hair band.

Pearls and stones have been more of the popular types of hair band styles, which is good for me because those are two of my favorite type of accessories.  Put a pearl or stone on an earring or purse, etc- I’m all for it!  For the hair bands I’m showing below, they are from TJ Maxx.  However, like mentioned above, you can get these from any store that sells hair accessories.   


The headband trend was one that I did not want to get back into again.  Yes, you read that right.  I had already tried the headband trend back when they were super popular during the height of the Gossip Girl popularity.  I had a couple that looked very similar to our lovely Blair Waldorf.  However, I remembered that those headbands hurt my head a lot so I would always take them off in the middle of the day.

I was hesitant to get back into this trend again.  That all changed when I popped up to surprise my friend, Stephanie of HippieChicksAndPIxieSticks, at her boutique name Nine01Five04.  She had some really cute headbands on display, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy them.  Stephanie mentioned that she only purchased soft padded ones for her shop because she also hated ones that hurt your head, so I was also more open to trying her headbands.  In addition, I was supporting a friend and a local shop in these dire times, so I felt good about my purchase.

If you’re worried about purchasing a headband that might hurt your head, make sure to look for one that has a thick pad under the design.   Believe me, it makes a difference when you purchase one that was made of good quality and material.


I couldn’t make this list without mentioning the amazing comeback of the scrunchies.  As always, I was hesitant about this trend.  This was mainly because I was still traumatized by my baby pictures of the huge scrunchies in my hair that my mom dressed me in.  But I soon got over that since I realized that scrunchies worked great for curling my hair without putting a crease in it.  I like to separate my hair when I curl it, so it helped keep each section apart.  When I would use other hair bands, they would crease my hair and run the effect of the curls.

Before I knew it, I always had a scrunchie on my right hand or in my purse- just in case I wanted to put up my hair in the middle of the day.  The fact that scrunchies don’t crease your hair is amazing.  They also don’t pull on your hair like other hair bands.  For someone dealing with the fear of hair loss, due to my age, I am always up for protecting it.

Nowadays, Scrunchies can be found in many different colors and fabrics at any store.  If you’re hesitant to jump back into this trend, try the black scrunchies first.  Trust me, you’ll never go back to a regular hairband again!

My scrunchies collection

I hope you enjoyed the list of my favorite 90s hair trends that have made a comeback for the summer.  What is your favorite type of hair accessory?  Let me know in the comments below!

Much love,

22 thoughts on “Summer Hair Accessory Trends

  1. As a scrunchie loving kid in the ’90s, I was hesitant to get back into then recently (because it made me feel old 😢) but I did finally dive back in with a set of black scrunchies and love them again! Great tips!

    1. Thanks Sudipa! It’s been a small collection in the last 6 months. But I don’t do much to my hair so my hair accessory collections mimics my preferences.

  2. Komal you’re rocking all of them. I used to rock hairbands a lot back in the day and then scrunchies so I’lll always choose those over other trends haha.

    1. Great list; I like using the Scrunchies because of my braid hair. Thanks for sharing.

  3. any hair accessories I love! Especially when I run got to be still stylish

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