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21 Cute Hair Accessories Under $50

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Prime Suspects: We found the most fun fashion on Amazon.

In the past year, barrettes and other formerly reviled hair accouterments have become stars in street style and on the runway. And thanks to Glossier, the cousin of the barrette, the claw clip, is making a comeback. It’s an easy way to get your hair out of your face while making a fashion statement. Some barrettes cost hundreds of dollars, but if you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to make that big of a commitment. Enter, Amazon. Barrettes or hair clips are the perfect thing to throw in your cart when you’re stocking up on towels, detergent, and some weird beauty contraption. See 23 of our favorites below.

The Artsy Clip

VinBee 3 Pack Large Metal Claw Clips

They’re minimal, functional, but still cute.

If You Buy in Bulk

Fani 10-Piece Acrylic Resin Hair Barrettes

If you want all the Instagram-ready candy colors, look no further. You can easily find a $40 version, but here, you get ten for $10.

The Fancy (Looking) Claw Clip

France Luxe Couture Jaw - Flake White

This opalescent clip almost looks like it could be a vintage find.

If You Can’t Decide

Fani 20 Piece Pearl, Acrylic, and Hollow geometic Hair Clips

A variety pack of statement-making barrettes — you get pearls, gold, and colorful acrylics.

If You Know What You Like

12 Piece Pearl Hair Clips

You’re probably either a pearl person or you’re not. If you are, you’ll need a variety pack of barrettes to choose from.

The Jade-Like Ones

5 Piece Green Acrylic Hair Clips

We love the natural look of these bright green barrettes.

For the Colorful Sophisticate

Souarts 9 Piece Resin Hair Clips

A rectangle barrette is a bit more refined than the playful triangle shape.

The Statement Claw Clip

Ankha Hair Claw Clips With Pearls

In general, claw clips aren’t quite as eye-catching as barrettes — unless you add pearls and make them gold.

If You’re Feeling Preppy

Aileam 2 Piece Hair Claw Clip in Leopard Print

It doesn’t get more East Coast prep than a tortoiseshell hair accessory — and that’s not a bad thing!

For the Beach Babe

Shake Beauty Shell Pearl Starfish Hair Clip Set

Wear them now to the beach, or wear them in February as a reminder of warmer times.

If You Just Like Color

10 Piece Acrylic Resin Hair Barrettes

These have a sweet, school-picture-day vibe, but the jade, mustard, and lilac hues make them a bit more elevated.

For the Extrovert

15 Piece Words hair Clips with Rhinestones

Say it with barrettes. This cheeky style has become a big fashion week trend.

If You’d Rather Have Lots of Tiny Pearls

Women's Pearl Hair Claw Clips - 2 Pieces

Instead of a few larger ones, like on the claw clip above.

If You’re Not Afraid of Neon

Fani 12 Piece Colorful Snap Hair Clip

A slime-green barrette is a double trend. The other colors are double trends in the making.

If You Want Something Simple

AKOAK Hollow Hoop Round Hair Clip

This elegant circle doesn’t draw attention to itself like, say, neon barrettes.

The Subtle Barrette

France Luxe Rectangle Barrette, Alba

A pearly white barrette is different enough to be noticed, but classic as well.

The Sculptural Option

KCHIES Gold Metal hair Claw Clip

It gives off seashell vibes, without being too obvious.

The Classic

Parcelona French Twin Set of Skinny Hair Clip

If you’re looking for barrettes to actually keep your hair out of your face, these are for you. The chic factor is just a happy by-product.

The Boho Barrette

France Luxe Small Couture Jaw Clip

A barrette for the free-spirited among us exists!

The Dainty Ones

Minimalist Pearl Gold Hairpins

Simple barrettes that aren’t just a gold bar.

For Long-Haired People

Pack of Five Women's Hair Clips

If you have a lot of hair to hold back, a dainty little thing probably won’t do the trick. These have a bit more heft to them.

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21 Cute Hair Accessories Under $50