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It was only a matter of time. The first wave of ’90s references started creeping into our closets via vintage Levi’s 501, tiny sunglasses, and slip dresses. So why wouldn’t our hair accessories follow suit too? The beloved hair clips of our childhood are back, but this time they’re returning with an elevated look for 2019.

Pick your throwback: Whether that be colorful and cutesy lucite barrettes, dazzling flip clips, or embellished and jewel-encrusted bobby pins, these beloved ’90s accessories are surprisingly easy to pull off nowadays. Slide one on for a sleek look or pile on as many as your nostalgic heart desires to create a collage of hair accessories your 8-year-old self would be proud of. Heck, you could even throw in a few iconic butterfly clips for the ultimate throwback. Here are six hair accessories that’ll inspire your inner child to come out and play.

Claudia Clip in Pink, Valet ($35)

Live out your Ariel from The Little Mermaid childhood dreams and snap on a clip, ideally one right above the ear for a nonchalance look. The Australian brand also has a pretty epic selection of cool-girl clips, including a sculptural, jewel-encrusted clip called Lulu.


Baby Pearl Party Barrette, Neophyte Jewels ($6)

This Toronto-based brand is *nearly* sold out on every single barrette it offers. From the epic “Boy Bye” barrette in summer camp–style lettered beads to the most glam pearl-encrusted barrettes, this is the brand you’ll be seeing all over town soon.

Nr. 17, Kanel Denmark ($29)

Danish-based Kanel, which means cinnamon in English, is an accessory lovers dream brand. From minimalist ’90s bar barrettes to groovy ’70s florals emblems, Kanel has a lucite barrette for every mood and style. This nude, jeweled flower pin is the fresh update your hair needs this gloomy winter.

Hair Clip, RingBuu ($3)

Want to snag a steal? Of course you do. This heavily encrusted pearl clip from Amazon is taking over Instagram. And at $3.09, why not get one for you and all your BFFs for a modern-day matching best friends forever accessory?

Glam Hair Pin, Kitsch x Justine Marjan ($29)

Can’t be bothered to say it? Let your hair clip do all the talking then. Whether you grab the “Damn,” “Feelings,” “Drippin,” or “Glam” pin, you’ll be rocking it in style. The collab between celeb hairstylist Justine Marjan and accessory brand Kitsch is entirely sold out right now, but it’s said to be back in stock shortly, so get ready to grab them all and wear your feelings in your hair.


Oh Snap Flip Clip Set, Urban Outfitters ($8)

Remember when you were younger and your hair wouldn’t quite pull up into a ponytail? You’d probably rely on your old trusty snap clips to hold up those few stragglers. Well, your old friends are back and they’re chicer than ever, thanks to a new coat of paint. These bold clips are most fun when layered together, so have some fun and get a little crazy.

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