As we enter the colder months, there's a renewed energy in the air. It's refreshing in many ways, including its jump-start on our
fashion and beauty choices. And no matter what's going on outside, there's one category that always feels necessary to update: hair accessories.
Now that you've edited your closet and made the appropriate nips and tucks to suit winter, it's time to do the same with the hair accessories that will lend a hand in bringing those looks to life. From ultra-embellished headbands to a daintier take on a classic '90s trend, these are the pieces fashion girls already can't stop wearing. Keep scrolling to check out the new crop of hair accessories you'll want to add to your collection in 2022.
Oversize scrunchies have been trending for a while, but it's the cloud-like organza ones that are taking center stage right now. We love the ultra-sheer ones that are all but transparent, but shinier varieties that are a tad more opaque are also topping the list of must-haves next year. I don't know who needs to hear this, but faux fur never goes out of style, especially when it comes to one of the coolest, most '90s-inspired accessories on the scene—furry bucket hats. This one needs little to no explanation because, well, just look at what an impact this kind of cap can have on an outfit. Gone are the days of keeping wide headbands on deck just for athletic activities and facials. Fashion people have officially promoted the accessory to ensemble component, and we're not mad about it. Thelma and Louise would be proud to see this trend popping back up. Though the old-school gals used soft scarves to protect their hair while riding top-down on the highway, it looks like the fashion set has co-opted the look for purely sartorial purposes. It seems like every year, some sort of beaded hair accessory makes its way into the running for most popular, and this year, it's beaded headbands. We love the intricate animal-print detailing, but other themes like the cosmos and rainbow hues are just as cool. From Solange Knowles to Megan Thee Stallion, the girls have been bringing cowgirl chic to the forefront for some time now. We've seen similar hats in the past, but these particular wide-brimmed versions are decidedly Western. Yeehaw. There's nothing like a good headband to really bring an outfit together, and braided ones are so chic. They're soft and elegant and the perfect addition to your hair. We're into these in a major way. The year 1997 called, and it wants its most beloved hair accessory back. But unfortunately, we're currently in a torrid entanglement with these teeny-tiny jaw clips that can be arranged at the base of front twists à la Topanga Lawrence or strewn throughout the hair with reckless abandon. The clips just keep getting bigger, don't they? This year, they're supersize and adorned with pretty embellishments like rhinestones and pearls. Claw clips have been bubbling since the 2018 runway shows, but the quintessentially '90s trend has been distilled into a more refined look to fit 2022. Nowadays, you can expect to see more dainty takes on claw clips with delicate details and in pretty golden finishes. Clips will never not be in style, but the volume at which we wear them seems to change with the wind. This year, it looks like we're wearing all of the clips, all at once. Up next, Trust Me—These Are 37 of the Best Celebrity Hairstyles Ever