17 Screenshot-Worthy Hairstyles That Incorporate Accessories 


From beads to wire and decorative clips, you won't be able to take your eyes off of these accessorized manes. 

Jennifer Ford May, 23, 2017

We love when old beauty trends make a comeback; especially the ones that remind us of our childhood. That’s why we’re completely obsessed with hair hardware this season.  All of the staples from our barrette box have made a stylish return.

This season, our Instagram feed is filled with images of beautiful Black women rocking manes adorned in colorful pins, beads, clips, and even wire –finally giving us an opportunity to rock something other than a flower crown for festival season.

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The best part is we don’t have to get on a wait list for these hot staples. They’re available where they’ve always been: next to the Blue Magic and rubber bands at your local beauty supply store.

If you’re looking for an effortless way to amp up your protective styles, keep scrolling for inspiration.

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Transport yourself back to the '90s by wrapping ballies around your braids. 

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Hair rings are a festival favorite this year and super easy for taking your 'do to the next level.

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Conjure goddess vibes with a gold crown made from wire.

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Level up your beaded look with super-sized hardware to make an even bigger statement!

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Love the sweet and simple take on this updo. 

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Exposed bobby pins instantly add an artsy aesthetic to any hairstyle.

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Cornrows with beads have been always been a go-to for Black girls and we're loving the futuristic vibe of these chrome ones. 

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Hair cuffs are always a pretty way to accentuate jumbo braids. 

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These charms are a super easy way to freshen up your box braids.

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Eveyrthing about this look says "goddess." These spiral hair cuffs are the perfect touch.

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Give your braids extra dimension by lacing them with a trail of hair rings.

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Make your do pop by using mixed textured hair accessories, like these metal charms and wooden beads.

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We're no strangers to gimp. Here's a fun and grown-up way to incorporate the colorful lacing into your protective styles for summer.

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Bantu knot goals.

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Here's a fresh way to channel your inner Scary Spice. #GirlPower

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Here's a fun way to accentuate your twist out with beaded hardware.

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Faux locs adorned in gold will make you feel like a queen!