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6 Hair Accessory Trends That Are Perfect for Back-To-School Season

BY Alyssa Montemurro

It’s officially September and you know what that means: it’s back-to-school season! And whether you’re actually heading back to the classroom or simply looking to update your look for the new season, September is the perfect month to hit the refresh button and try something new—particularly when it comes to your hair.  If you’re not quite ready to experiment with a new cut or switch up your color though, don’t worry. This season’s biggest beauty trend is not only super flattering for all hair types but also 100% non-committal. That’ right—we’re talking about hair accessories.  

After having what can only be described as a full-on moment earlier this year, hair accessories have once again returned to the forefront this season, this time with an array of school girl-inspired styles perfect for finishing off your new back-to-school look (or you know, your school drop-off look). Below, we’ve rounded up the six must-have styles to experiment with this season, along with some of our editor’s favorite budget-friendly picks. From floppy velvet bows to oversized headbands, discover your new favorite accessory below! 

Velvet Bows

Zara Hair Bow, $4.

J.Crew Velvet Bow Hair Tie with Pearls, $20.

Pink Velvet Barrette Bow, $13.

Jumbo Headbands

Free People The Molly Headband, $20.

RingBuu Hair Hoop, $4.

ASOS Design Velvet Headband With Pearl Detail, $13.

Pearl-Adorned Anything

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Astrid & Miyu Large Pearl Barrette, $20.

Free People Oversize Pearl Scrunchie, $16.

ASOS Design Pearl Headband, $19

Minimal Pins

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Kitsch Metal Decorative Bobby Pins, $8.

Madewell Tribe Alive Hair Pin, $36.

Lulus Best Wishes Gold Star & Moon Hair Pins, $10.

Bright Barrettes

DesignB London Neon Resin Hair Clips, $13.

Lele Sadoughi Set of 2 Stick Barrettes, $36.

BaubleBar Sunset Hair Pin Set, $36.

Bold Hair Ties

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Urban Outfitters Velvet Hair Scrunchie Set, $12.

L. Erickson Grab & Go Ponytail Holders, $18.

ASOS Design Two-Tone Bow Scrunchies, $10.