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A Hair Accessory For Everyone

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, , , and photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup by . Hair by . Styled by .

We’re living in a golden age of hair accessories. And by “golden age” we mean they’re everywhere—at every price point and in a kaleidoscope of styles. Puffy headbands, marbled claw clips, jeweled pins, you name it. And while hair products, hair tools, and even preferred hairstylists might depend on the unique characteristics of your own hair, hair accessories do not. They’re for everyone. And every style, every mood. Below, the proof.

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The Fun Ones

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It’s the hair accessory you know and love and...thought you left behind when you were old enough to register to vote. Fortunately, butterfly clips spring eternal, so you might as well dust off the ones you set to pasture. Use them to cinch half-braided cornrows or, make a middle or side part and use a clip or two to gather some hair to one side. Substitute with a grown-up barrette (or two), like these minimal ones from , or these jewel ones from if that’s more your style. Or choose neither and go with a claw clip. Unfortunately instantly sold out, but makes some pretty marbleized ones, too. And if you find yourself hot and sweaty, twist all of your hair into a quasi-chignon, and secure it with a all the same.

All models are wearing . Thomasina wears Peridot from on her upper lid and Glossier Play’s Colorslide in along the lower lashline. Top and shorts by . Alex wears in Bank and Disco. Dress by . Bethlehem wears Nectar and Moonlight from on her eyes, on the tops of her cheeks, and on her lips. Blazer by , and and by Aritzia. Lala wears Sisley’s in Copper, along with Glossier Play’s Colorslide in . by Maryam Nassir Zedeh, and top and pants by .

The Ooh La La Fancy Ones

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What makes a hair accessory an evening hair accessory? Just add something sparkly. Or black. A on top of a slicked-back chignon will do the trick. Go the pony route with a low one anchored with a on the side, or two high ones—one right on top of the other—so that from behind the two ponies look like one long and full one. Use a to balance all that volume. Alternatively, throw on that crystalizes the meaning of “jewelry for your hair.” Wear it in the traditional sense, an inch or so behind your hairline, or pull it down across your forehead if you happen to stand at the aesthetic intersection of glam and bohemian.

Thomasina wears Laura Mercier’s liner on her eyes, as well as Dress by . Lala wears Sisley’s Phyto-Eye Twist in , along with Laura Mercier’s . went on her cheeks as a highlighter, as well as on her eyes for a little bit of shine. was applied to her lips. and both by Danielle Guizio; button-down by . Alex wears the sparkly dark shade from Kevyn Aucoin’s on her lids, and on her cheekbones. Blazer by .

The Cool Ones

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The best thing about the new accessories popping up everywhere is the variety. There are the super skinny headbands (see: ), satin ribbon headbands (), knotted leather ones (look to ), , , and options, dainty gold ones shaped like flowers (OK, this one is actually a vintage find), and dainty gold pins in the shape of concentric circles (). Whichever one calls your name, just make sure to leave some hair out front—baby hairs, bangs, whatever you’ve got to work with—to really pull off the look. Or, you can always throw it up in two buns with a pair of , and call it a day.

Lala wears a dress from and hoops by . Blazers by and . Shell necklace by . Thomasina wears a dress by , a knit by , and shoes by . Bethlehem wears dresses from , , and . Necklaces by , , and . Alex wears a dress by , turquoise earrings by , and pearl earrings by .