Top Hair Styles & Must-Have Hair Accessories in 2024

Liv Butler
Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2024 - 21:43

Hair accessories have been a solid structure in beauty and fashion for as long as we can remember. From the butterfly clips of the Spice Girls era, to the rise of wonder bobbles in recent years. Keeping ahead of trends might seem like a full time occupation. 

There actually seems to be no rhyme nor reason with hair style and hair accessory fluctuations, maybe it's the time of year, maybe it's a Hollywood celeb, maybe it’s a brand out for all they can get. Either way, hair accessories continue to make a statement time and time again. Allowing an individual to showcase their personality, flare and artistic licence. 

As we head into the Summer of 2024, let’s have a look at what hairstyles are trending, and which hair accessories you simply need to buy to facilitate them!

Trending Hair Accessories & Styles in 2024

Silk Scrunchies - Everyone's Best Friend in a Hair Accessory

Silk scrunchies couldn’t have kinder traits if they tried. They are not only gentle on your hair, but they enhance your up-dos and ponytails, adding luxury and character. Their soft material ensures your hair is not susceptible to breakage whilst it is thrust into a messy bun atop your head. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, silk scrunchies are the ultimate hair accessory. 

Claw Clips - Couture Hair Accessories

Claw clips can be seen as one of the basics when it comes to hair accessories, but they facilitate the most gorgeous effortless hair styles seen today. They are one of the strongest clips allowing you to gather all of your hair, and scrape it into a delicate clip either on top of your head or to the back, for your hair to waterfall down your back. 

Butterfly Clips - Nostalgic Hair Accessories

Okay, we mentioned them in the intro, and we couldn’t not mention them again. Butterfly clips are making a nostalgic comeback. Simply worn in buns, plaits, french braids, or to pin hair back, these playful hair accessories come in a variety of colours and sizes. 

How To Alternate Hair Accessories and Styles

Are you forever changing up your style due to current fashion, trends you’ve seen, inspiration online or on the street? Or are you more of a timeless classic, your look is your look and there’s no point in fixing something that isn’t broken? 

Hair accessories and different styles allow an individual to adopt a different persona for the time scale they fashion them. They allow for experimentation with different looks, which can be refreshing and exciting. Hair accessories like headbands, clips, hats, and scrunchies add a unique touch to your outfit and can complement your style or make a fashion statement.

Additionally, alternating hairstyles and accessories can also be practical. Different styles can suit various occasions—be it professional settings, casual outings, or formal events. It's a way to keep your appearance dynamic and engaging, and for many, it's a form of self-expression and creativity. So, if you enjoy fashion and styling, experimenting with your hair can definitely be a fun and rewarding activity.

That said, the idea of frequently alternating hair accessories and styles is that it can be time-consuming and potentially damaging to the hair. Regularly changing hairstyles, especially those that involve heat styling tools or tight accessories, can lead to hair damage such as breakage, split ends, and even hair loss. Moreover, the use of various products needed to maintain different styles can build up on the scalp and hair, possibly leading to irritation or other issues. We would suggest heatless products such as a silk heatless curler, or silk scrunchies to save hair in the long term. 

How To Best Protect Your Hair When Wearing Hair Accessories

As we have just mentioned, changing hair styles frequently, and using different hair accessories to accompany, might put your hair through some strain. It’s exceedingly important to ensure your hair is as protected throughout these processes as possible. 

  • Choose hair friendly accessories: opt for hair accessories made from kind fabrics such as silk, avoid metal products or sharp edges, and always make sure the hair accessory is easy to put it/take out, this way it will not snap your hair strands.
  • Avoid tight styles: hair needs room to move, stretch and retract, tight hairstyles might cause tension, and again result in breakage.
  • Rotate hair accessories: try to avoid wearing the exact same hair accessory in the exact same spot time and time again, you could end up causing strain on the same piece of your scalp which could result in brittleness or hair loss.
  • Night time hair protection: again, silk comes into play here. Protect your hair at night by wearing a silk wrap or head scarf. Silk protects from friction and helps to discourage breakage. 

We’ve explored the top hair accessories to roll out for the rest of 2024, as well as the hair styles that bring them to life. When combined these hair accessories and styles allow for creative flair, personalities to skyrocket and will ultimately have you turning heads on the street. 

If you’re looking for any of the must-have hair accessories mentioned above, head over to Soinvogue now. 

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