Rachel Scott
Updated on April 18, 2021

Summer is finally upon us and that means it’s the season of parties, weddings and outdoor festivals and concerts. You could continue to wear your hair the way you always do or even give it a curl, but why not kick things up a notch and stray from your same old style? If you’re looking to get creative with your hair this summer, then we’re here to help because there are dozens of pretty hair accessories to fall in love with.A simple accessory can take your look from plain Jane to wow factor in an instant! All you need is a little inspiration…

Adorable Accessories for Summertime Style

Instagram trendsetters wear a lot of hair accessories; everything from classy elegant barrettes to absolutely crazy hair stickers. There are so many ways to perfect your look with the help of beautiful hair pieces, and we’ll go over some of our favorites.

1. Pretty Pearls

Historically, women have been wearing pearls for centuries. While they can sometimes translate a bit stuffy, this fresh take on pearls is anything but buttoned up! These pearl bobby pins of various sizes add dimension and interest to an otherwise plain updo. To try this look yourself, twist up your hair in a unique way that suits you and simply secure with pearly bobby pins!

Wet Looking Updo With Pearls

Instagram / @allenthomaswood

2. Bobby Pin-It

Another staple for women has always been bobby pins. One of the top summer hairstyles 2017 is a fresh spin on an old classic: creative shapes with those beloved bobby pins! You can cross them, make triangles or even line them up in a row for a unique look every time.

Slicked Back Hair With Bobby Pins

Instagram / @ysalon

3. Sticker Hair

This summer is all about keeping things fresh and unexpected! Covering your hairline with fun stickers may be one of the more unusual ways to use girls hair accessories,but once you see it, you realize that it truly looks amazing! Simply slick back your hair and apply a very firm-holding gel and add the stickers as you please.

Colorful Sticker Hair

Instagram / @allenthomaswood

4. Add a Ribbon

The hair ribbon trend pretty much exploded this past Spring, starting on the runway. While the black hair ribbon is most popular, give it a fresh update for summer and pick a bold color or a lush texture like velvet.

Messy Half Updo With Ribbon

Instagram / @karennor

5. Bohemian Jewels

Who says jewelry is just for your neck? A big trend in hair accessories this summer is hair jewelry.Just like a necklace, hair jewelry drapes beautifully down the back of your hair and fastens discreetly.

French Braid With Jewelry

Instagram / @leoalthea_wang

6. Crown of Crystals

Nothing can give out good vibes the way healing crystals can and this crown of crystals can absolutely do the trick! This accessory is so easy to wear for long or short hair stylesbecause you just slip it on your head like a headband! The variety of colors and shapes to choose from are an added bonus.

7. Bun Cuffs

Cute space buns are perfect for a carefree summer, plus they get your hair off of your neck in the heat. Jazz them up with an adorable set of cuffs.

Double Bun Cuffs

Instagram / @tmratcliff88

8. Feathered Headband

Embrace your free spirit this summer by donning a feathered headband. It gives off a natural vibe that is perfect under the sun and to dance with at a festival.

Straight Hair With Feathered Headband

Instagram / @wildandfreepeople

9. Headscarf

Headscarves may not exactly be innovative in the way of modern hair accessories, but it’s always classic and definitely on-trend these days. Pick a beautiful scarf in a fun natural print to adorn a low, loose ponytail.

Low Pony With Headscarf

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10. Modern Clips

There are so many fun styles of hair clips out there for summer, and as we know clips are great for long hair but are especially fun on cropped cuts. Add them wherever and however you like.

Blonde Bob With Hair Clips

Instagram / @arrojonyc

11. Flower Crown

Give your typical flower crown a much-needed update by getting creative with unusual flowers and color combinations. These are easy to make yourself and real flowers work best, of course!

12. Circular Clip

A clean way to rock a hair accessory is with a large, circular clip. This style is perfect for the pulled-together gal who wants to show her fun side!

Medium Bob With Round Hair Clips

Instagram / @snatchstore

13. Braid Cuffs

Beads have always been cute on braids, but this summer it’s all about the cuff! Take mini cuffs and fasten them around one braid or many for a beautiful bohemian feel this season.

Curly Hair With Beads

Instagram / @jennah.jazmine

14. Hair Hoops

Once again, who said jewelry had to be confined to the body? Dress up your hair this season by adding a few hoops to pretty braids, a sweet updo or baby braid strands.

15. Unicorn Pin

Pins are becoming so fun lately and what better way to wear one than in a unicorn shape? Nothing makes a bun look cuter than a pin in a fun and creative shape.

16. Tasseled Cuff

The cuff is back, and we couldn’t be more excited to replace our winter hats with them! You may be seeing more and more tasseled ones on Instagram lately and that’s because they are so stylish and chic. Securing a pretty french braid bun with a tasseled cuff in the color of your choice is super modern and fresh.

Braided Updo With Tasseled Cuff

Instagram / @alexsismae

17. Seeing Stars

Subtle star gems are the perfect summertime hair accessory. They are not only unique but inspiring! Give your hair a twisted half updo and add star gems secured with firm-hold gel.

Star Half Up Half Down Style

Instagram / @sohohairco

18. Bow Pin

Bows are obviously delicate and feminine, but in pin-form it suddenly has a modern twist that we can’t get enough of. Using pins works best on hairstyles for long hair. Secure a lovely french twist or braided updo with this bow pin for a fresh and sweet style.

Braided Updo With Bow Hair Clip

Instagram / @abigail_pawley

19. Stone Barrette

As much as we love crystals and geodes, other natural elements can also make a pretty choice and offer a more matte look. Take for example a stone barrette if you’re looking for a simple way to add some natural beauty to your style.

Half Updo With Stone Barrette

Instagram / @liz.colors

20. Rainbow Beads

This is the ultimate festival look and absolutely perfect for summer! Loop colorful strands of beads around sections of hair and don’t be afraid to get creative. It’s easy to keep this look subtle or go a little crazy-depending on your mood and the occasion.

Denim Bob With Spiral Beads

Instagram / @nataliesrosie

These are by far some of the most inspiring looks for your ultimate summer hair. If you’re looking for a way to get creative don’t forget that accessories are an easy go-to that can really make a boring hairstyle into something extraordinary. You’ll be sure to have a blast choosing unique accessories; and maybe you’ll even strike up an interesting conversation because of it. There are so many cute hairstyles this season-which ones will you try next?

Wet Looking Updo With PearlsSlicked Back Hair With Bobby PinsColorful Sticker HairMessy Half Updo With RibbonFrench Braid With JewelryBeach Waves With Crystal CrownDouble Bun CuffsStraight Hair With Feathered HeadbandLow Pony With HeadscarfBlonde Bob With Hair ClipsMessy Hair With Flower CrownMedium Bob With Round Hair ClipsCurly Hair With BeadsMedmaid Boxer Braids With Hair HoopsGinger Red High Bun With Unicorn ClipBraided Updo With Tasseled CuffStar Half Up Half Down StyleBraided Updo With Bow Hair ClipHalf Updo With Stone BarretteDenim Bob With Spiral Beads