We're Calling It: These 8 Hair Accessories Will Be Everywhere in 2020

Nateisha Scott

The new season is imminent, and while a new wardrobe is always exciting, this season, hair and hair accessories are arguably where the real event is taking place. From draped and bejewelled pieces showcased at Khaite and Afffair to billowing feathers at Erdem and Giambattista Valli, designers treated the runway with a plethora of gems that will elevate any outfit or grid picture next season. In our edit below that will make any hair crush jealous, discover what florals are for you and what headbands will turn heads.


Florals might not be groundbreaking, but they are certainly elegant. As spring and summer roll around, we will be hit with an abundance of styles that will be inevitable hits. From the pretty colour selection provided by Bora Aksu to a maximalist bouquet constructed by Prabal Gurung, flowers won’t just be for wedding season.

Philippa Craddock Floral-Appliquéd Headband (£800)

A mauve colour story one cannot resist.

Dolce & Gabbana Flower and Crystal Barrette (£825)

Muted and vintage, a classic statement.

Rosantica Sentiero Satin-Flower and Faux-Pearl Tiara (£395)

Romantic and elegant, a flower to be worn at either weddings or festivals.


No longer a red carpet–only accessory, the diamond trend treats the hair more like the décolletage. Whether spread over the head like at Khaite or elegantly placed down to the centre of the face such as Afffair, this sophisticated look will turn heads at the next dining date.

Area Silver-Plated Crystal Hair Slide (£105)

Cast a spell with this intricate piece.

Rosantica Gold Tone Carmen Beaded Headband (£430)

Cover up your hair sins with this Rosantica beaded accessory.

Area Silver Tone Crystal Pony Tail Hair Clip (£285)

Draped and embellished—no need to say this twice: Consider it bought.


Inspired by the '70s, this retro trend carries all the nostalgia, whether wrapped and complemented with a bold red lip and black eyeliner like Dolce & Gabbana or slicked away and wrapped through the hair as Jonathan Cohen so creatively embraced.

Rag & Bone Printed Silk-Twill Scarf (£90)

Silk, lightweight and easy to complement any style.

Topshop Printed Mustard Hair Tie (£13)

The colour is so satisfying.

H&M Printed Satin Scarf (£13)

Limited-edition and bright for spring.


A favourite trend to date, this muted and minimal style complements every wardrobe. Either wrap a thin one around a sleek pony several times as done at Proenza Schouler or fold one into a low bun. This chic look is unconventional but still timeless.

Balmain Parid Hair Couture Metallic Textured-Leather Headband (£255)

Use a skinny scarf to wrap around the hair.

Burberry Oyster Print Silk Hair Scarf (£190)

I'm sold on this print alone. 

Burberry Monogram Print Chignon Cover (£190)

Great for sealing in a low bun.


Pearls surfaced toward the end of 2018 and haven't disappeared since. Draped over the head, in hair grips or decorated through a headbands, pearls really have become the modern-day classic. 

Lelet NY Some Artist Guy Set of Two Gold-Plated Pearl Hair Slides (£125)

A modern and minimal twist.

& Other Stories Two Pack Pearl Hair Clips (£8)

Oh so romantic. 

H&M 2-Pack Hair Clips With Beads (£10)

Cutesy but still chic. 


Taking the charge all spring/summer last year, headbands are now bolder than ever, and as they reinforce their authority in 2020, we can afford to stand out from the crowd. Whether in a thin satin, bold and monogrammed or embellished with stones, pearls and jewels, headbands are breaking their cult status from last season and becoming widespread. 

Letlet NY Textured-Leather Headband (£205)

Slightly reminiscent of a croissant, this textured leather headband is giving me all the Scandi vibes.

Topshop Zebra Print Looped Headband (£10)

Textured and bold—I’m down!

& Other Stories Chunky Satin Alice Headband (£17)

Satin refuses to disappear, not that I'm complaining. 


An explosion of light and colour, feathers stormed the runways and will storm our wardrobes in 2020. Exaggerated on a headband or more subtly on a hair clip, the feather trend will be the newcomer everyone wants to wear. 

Valentino Feather-Embellished Silk-Georgette Headscarf (£725)

One for when you want to bring something extra to the beach.

Christopher Kane Feather-Trimmed Satin Headband (£295)

Definitely consider for the next wedding guest outfit.

Loewe Black Feather Headband (£850)

Make a real statement. 


Nostalgic for the first days at school? Well, have we got good news: Bows and ribbons are keeping our hair in check for the coming season. Dotted through the hair at Sandy Liang, this simple trend is easy to emulate. 

H&M Satin-Bow Hair Elastic (£4)

Just so easy to use.

H&M Bow-Embellished Hair Elastic (£6)

The bigger the better I'd say!

Erdem Faux Pearl-Embellished Bow Hair Clip (£195)

Something about the velvet screams traditional.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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