Hair jewels have been gradually creeping up on us for the last few years; first in tiny increments, and now with all the enthusiasm of a full-blown trend.
I am fully, fully, here for hair jewels. They’re joyful, exuberant, opulent, whimsical, and tiara-adjacent. They’re also marvelously scalable: you can enjoy this trend at diamond or rhinestone prices, depending on your budget. You can rock one shimmering bobby pin or cover your head in glimmering, lustrous waterfalls of pearls.
This look is from Jennifer Behr. The individual elements are very simple – straight barrettes embellished with rhinestones or pearls – but the overall effect is stunning.
Sparkling hair clips and hair jewels are not a new idea, of course. They’ve been around for 100’s of years. What feels so new and thrilling to me is the volume and the artistry – in looks like these, hair clips create shapes in the hair, playing with negative space and texture to unite individual pins and barrettes into an dramatic overall look that feels as luxe as a genuine old school tiara.
Modern society might raise an eyebrow at any of us who actually realized our dreams of wearing a tiara everywhere all the time, but thanks to bejeweled beauties like these we can live our hair-adornment dreams out loud.
This is another Jennifer Behr look, because how could I resist this deliciously colorful jewel hair jumble?? This look is probably the one here Also, fun fact: I wore a Jennifer Behr clip at my wedding.
Kitsch is an OG of the bold bejeweled hair jewels trend on IG. They’re know for their large crystal clips and single word clips, which you can see here on the leftmost model. I love this extremely literal interpretation of the jewel hair trend. What can I say? I love words!
I actually posted another one of Kitsch’s designs on IG just a few days ago! See it here.