When the summer heat hits its peak, the urge to accessorize pretty much goes straight out the smartly open window. But extreme temperatures are exactly why hair accessories should stay on the docket: not only are the awesome to look at, they are also functional, by helping to keep your heat-trapping hair off your head. If you have short hair, they work to add a little something extra without adding a lot of bulk. Basically, they are the perfect summer accessory and exactly what you should be betting all your chips on. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of the coolest (and most functional!) available on the market right now.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.