You can barely scroll through Instagram without seeing padded headbands or colorful barrettes on your feed. While we’ve chronicled these fun hair trends, there are also plenty of practical bandanas, scrunchies, and clips that are perfect plus ones to your any look. With summer in full swing and with many unused vacation days still ahead, we’re deeming these hair accessories as one of the most practical summer trends to date, especially when it comes to dressing for the beach.
For supremely hot days, stay cool by tying up your tresses with a plaid scrunchie instead of a boring old hair elastic. When it comes to perfecting the beach ponytail or bun, consider using something more durable and water resistant than silk, like a cotton bandana or raw denim. Toss an oversized barrette in your beach tote—they barely take up any space!— or fix a jaw clip to your cover up to combat those can’t-be-tamed flyaways. (See how Bella Hadid styles one just so, here.) A headscarf does just the trick when it comes to blocking the sun and protecting color treated hair too; pick up one in vacation ready prints like riviera inspired lemons, picnic-pink ginghams, and nautical stripes.
Shop 15 of the best and breeziest hair accessories to wear to the beach this weekend and for the rest of summer below.