If accessories separate us from the animals, then hair accessories are the crowning glory. While this year they are (surprisingly) even less abundant than last year, they certainly make a particular splash with outfits. So, if you need to be on point with your hair accessory arsenal this year, find all the fall/ winter 2021-2022 hair accessory trends and micro-trends to use and fall in love with!
In each of the fashion capitals, the runways were flooded with embellished hair, whether the styles were woven in or simply set on top. Braids may have been the popular hairstyle and mullets the popular cut, but barrettes were in nearly every show and caused the ‘90s girl in all of us here at Glowly to rejoice. However, if you’re itching for a far more retro trend, that’s featured in this article as well – so, enjoy the read and scan for the new hair accessory trends you want to adopt for this season.
It appears that this fall 2021 hair accessory trend is beckoning you to pull out your inner Grace Kelly or Jackie O. While Versace most notably wrapped hair scarves about its models’ heads, many other designers took to this old-world style as well. With Anna Sui drawing inspiration from the 1968 movie Wonder Wall, her models posed in front of the psychedelic virtual screens with groovy-patterned silk scarves wrapped into their hair.
Along with this sick groovy style, hairstylist Holli Smith made sure to attach silk bandanas over the models’ hair in a very ‘hiding from the paparazzi’ vibe for Max Mara. So, if you feel the need to run away from your ex or just revert to a classic ‘60s style, this hair accessory trend is the way to go.
#2. Chain Fringe Details
One might assume that chains would become tangled in the hair, but as this is a 2021 hair accessory trend, that certainly isn’t the case. Some designers focused on subtle details, such as Anthony Cole, who used gold rings in braids, and Markarian that teased chain details into buns. Other brands went with a ‘go big or go home’ strategy or at least Area did, with full-blown chains dripping down the models’ hair like cascading water.
Blair Waldorf obsessives everywhere most certainly are rejoicing at being able to use all the headbands they collected in their teen years again or purchasing more because this fall and winter, headbands are killer. Pearl-embellished styles seemed to be favored at both Alice & Olivia and Giambattista Valli. Still, ultra-wide came back in fashion with the padded options from Dior that are simply must-haves. Of course, if you adore embellished options, Erdem has got you covered.
#4. Face-Framing Barrettes & Hair Clips
Perhaps a micro-trend leading up to the big debut of all the barrette designs, but face-framing styles were still a key to many runway shows this fall. One of the options that most stood out was Coach’s way of placing barrettes symmetrically on both sides of well-combed and slick hair. However, if slicking your hair seems like a waste of time, Versace picked up this trend by plunking their barrettes onto either side of a hair scarf to secure it and create a fun balance.
I saved the best and biggest fall 2021 hair accessory trend for last: barrettes! Becoming hot in the ‘60s and returning in the ‘90s, this style of hair clips has been particularly popular with many designers this season. While Versace, Laura Biagiotti, and Fendi opted for following a bit of the logomania love, other brands such as Schiaparelli went in the far more sculptural direction, whether the clips were styled like paperclips or rocks. So whatever style of barrette you might be desiring, it most certainly is here for you.
Photos via Vogue, Livingly