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Try These Velvet Hair Accessories That Are So Popular Right Now

A dash of texture makes everything better

If you’re a bit of a hair accessories fiend, you know that the season’s pick is made with velvet. From hairbands to hair bows, day to night, ladies everywhere are channelling their inner Blair Waldorf by hopping on the velvet hair accessories train. Ahead are some of the best examples of how to style a velvety item into your outfit of the day.

Velvet Headbands

These velvet headbands are the perfect ode to the ‘90s with a modern twist. The shiny velvet adds a nice textured sheen to your look, reminiscent of Cher from Clueless. This versatile accessory can be used to jazz up straight hair or keep your curls away from your face. Take it a step further and go for a monochrome look, with a velvet hairband as your crowning glory.

Embellished Velvet Headbands

Stepping up from the plain velvet headbands are these pearl-encrusted ones from Jennifer Behr. They create a perfect halo around your head, while still keeping it classy and timeless. They also come in jewels, braids, and beads, so you’ll never be short of options. Pair the Mathilda headband with a dainty dress for one sweet outfit day.

Velvet Scrunchies

This is an everyday accessory that won’t leave any marks once you take it off. Made popular again by Lara Jean of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and any VSCO girl on social media, this comes in every colour of the spectrum, so it’s only a matter of finding your favourite.

Velvet Bows

This hair accessory is an homage to Audrey Hepburn, who also sported velvet bows in her movie Funny Face. It's also a favourite for Kate Middleton, who often uses her J.Crew velvet bow to hold her low ponytail in place. Use one to finish off a curled half-pony ‘do or a high ponytail for a schoolgirl chic look.

(Cover photo from: @bondistudios)

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