Hair accessories do more than just rescue you from a bad hair day, they also elevate any and every kind of hairstyle with little to no effort. Every year, we see various hair accessories enjoy their moment in the limelight, and 2020 was no different. Given that we spent most of the year staying indoors and social distancing, the rise in maintaining a virtual presence, on your social feeds or video calls, kept the obsession with hair accessories alive. After all, a pretty arrangement of colourful butterfly clips will read on your Zoom, even if you have the worst connection. Yes, 2020’s top hair accessories were about making a statement, with a couple of classics making an appearance. We are counting down our top five hair accessories of 2020, so you can add some to your accessory collection!

 

01. Pearly barrettes

01. Pearly barrettes

Image courtesy: @tanyamaccoolhair

Pearly barrettes got a special kind of love in 2020. They were stacked, styled solo and even crisscrossed to create chic half up half down styles. We suspect pearly pins’ popularity last year to be the contributing factor of embellished barrettes becoming huge this year; after all, they’re so easy to style. If you want to leave your hair down and need some easy details added in, the barrette is it.

 

02. Metallic claw clips

02. Metallic claw clips

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After all the 90s throwback moments that became a legitimate hair trend this year (space buns, anyone?), the claw clip was a big surprise. The humble claw clip has been adorning our mothers’ and grandmothers’ mane for ages, so for them to be so huge now is just adorable. Giant, metallic ones made with sleek lines are the ones you should look for if you don’t have one in your collection already.

 

03. Satin scrunchies

03. Satin scrunchies

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Ah, scrunchies! The endless debate — are they worth the hype or can be overlooked? Fortunately, 2020’s scrunchie obsession was with satin, and that settles the debate; yes, they are absolutely worth the hype. Working from home in pyjamas meant that our mane has spent long hours in messy buns and the only hair tie that doesn’t pull and tug is the satin scrunchie!

 

04. Oversized headbands

04. Oversized headbands

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From twisted chiffon ones to embellished beauties, the oversized headband lived its big dreams in 2020. Paired with both, long cascading waves and sleek ponies, this accessory is the only one on this list that was more about its look than practical use. Regardless, they look lovely with floral dresses and stylish formals alike, so it won’t hurt to pick up a fashionable piece on your next shopping spree.

 

05. Novelty bows

05. Novelty bows

Image courtesy: @scrunchieisback

Big bows, small bows, lace bows or shimmery bows, all kinds of bows were trending this year but the quickie, novelty ones have our heart. Dainty, classy and subtle, these little accessories are perfect for lovers of minimalism.

Main image courtesy: @justinemarjan, @anisasojka