The biggest hair trend right now has nothing to do with a haircut or color—it’s actually all about accessories, specifically pearl hair clips. It started out as trickle: First scrunchies made their long-awaited return at Mansur Gavriel’s spring 2018 show, then Prada sent padded satin headbands down the runway. Soon after, other hair accessories from the ’90s started showing up everywhere. Think snap clips, bedazzled bobby pins, hair barrettes—sometimes worn all at once.
There are so many hair accessories to choose from now, it’s slightly overwhelming, but if you need a good place to start, pearl hair clips are where it’s at. They immediately dress up any look but don’t feel quite as proper as string of pearls (just look at the latest Rodarte lookbook for proof). Not only are they easy to wear—styling is as simple as popping one on and you’re done—they can also be styled in endless ways.
If you don’t like your hair in your face, you can easily style one on each side.
Take a page from hairstylist Justine Marjan and stack as many as you can along a ponytail or one side of your hairline. It might feel like too much as you’re doing it, but after you’ve got them all on, it actually looks intentional not to mention incredibly chic.
But if that’s too much, you can be more subtle and tuck a bobby pin behind your ear.
Bonus: since so many pearl clips are sold in sets, it makes them easy to mix and match.
The most important bit of information about this trend, though, is that it’s incredibly affordable too. You can buy pearl hair clips for as little as $6 on Amazon.
And if you do want to splurge, there are plenty of designer options too. Oscar de la Renta, Loeffler Randall, and Jennifer Behr all have their own takes. Shop all of our favorite pearl hair clips below.
Tara Gonzalez is the associate commerce editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @tarigonzalez.