They're not just for kids! This nostalgic hair accessory gets a grown-up look with elegant materials, patterns, and bling.

By Allison Maze Vancura
February 21, 2019
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Barrettes are back in a big way, but the new wave of hair jewelry bears little resemblance to the flimsy, colorful designs you loved to wear as a kid. Today's clips will instantly glam up your 'do and, thanks to classic embellishments like pearls and crystals, will stay in style for the long haul.

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Marbled Finish

Marble is still going strong in the home decor realm, and it's trickled into fashion, too. This rectangular barrette combines two trends in one: a smart-looking hair accessory and a swirling marbelized look. Swoon.

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Crystal Barrette

For your next dress-up occasion, why not try a sparkly hair accessory instead of an elaborate up-do? Curl hair, then fasten this bejeweled barrette just behind the ear for a glam look.

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Thick Barrette

Second-day hair is perfect for this barrette to grab onto. It's designed to keep thick strands secure, plus a classic cream and black color combination means you'll be able to wear it with almost everything in your closet.

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Triple Circle Tige Boule Barrette

A large, solid-color barrette can overwhelm thin strands, which is why a design that lets hair peek through is a smart pick for fine-haired individuals. A luxe finish adds another level of elegance to this fashion-forward accessory.

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Ribbon Bow Barrette

PSA: Not all bows have to be soft and frilly. Get your girly fix from this acetate tortoise shell clip. Try it in a half-up style for a super-polished look.

For a less temporary but on-trend change, try one of these 2019 hair colors!

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