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.
Bejewel Your Mane
Love adding luxe-looking pins to your lapel in the winter? Translate that look to summer updos with this cool barrette.
$13.58 at ASOS.
Bouquet Bobby Set
Recreate a garden in a cool braided updo with this set of four cool botanical-inspired bobby pins.
$60 at Emily Elizabeth Jewelry.
Chain of Cute
Skip the bulky jeweled necklace in the heat and opt instead of a mimicking headband to keep your hair back (or upgrade your hair look).
$19.99 at ModCloth.
We love a good bow hair clip but they can look a bit childish. No fear of looking too-youthful with cool plastic bows like these.
$9 at Topshop.
Easy Floral Crown
Avoid looking like a festival-child cliche with a pared-back floral crown like this one.
$24 at Topshop.
Floral Crown for Your Bun
This teeny floral crown is for circling your ponytail or bun.
$13.58 at ASOS.
Hold that Pony
Rather not look like you just stumbled away from Coachella—or want a pony/bun holder that will probably endure the trends? Try these on for size.
$18 at France Luxe.
More into canines than felines? Show your support for the dogs of the world with this quirky-cool headband.
$225 at Net-a-Porter.
Ropes of Course
We are obsessed with the rope effect of this headband and the resulting easy chic.
$130 at Net-a-Porter.
The Understated Floral
Want to do a flower crown without actually wearing a crown? Check out this sweetly understated headband, which will make you look like a cute little woodland fairy.
$18.99 at ModCloth.