19 Best *Adult-Worthy* Hair Clips And Barrettes Your Kids Will Try To Snag For Themselves

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by Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson
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The return of the hair barrette for adults isn’t exactly a trend many of us saw coming. But here we are in 2020 and barrettes, hair clips, and other hair treatments we haven’t used since the ’90s are back in full, fashionable effect–and perhaps even more surprising, they’ve stuck around. Whether you’ve been on board for a while and want to add to your hair clips collection or you’ve been resistant to embrace the trend but are ready to give it a try, we’ve found a slew of fun options that won’t have you looking like you raided your kids’ wardrobe or went on a shopping spree at Justice.

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The modern-day hair barrette options come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. There are snap clips, alligator clips, barrettes meant for fine hair and others that accommodate thick tresses. Hair clips embellished with faux pearls, rhinestones, and even customizable nameplates abound, but you can also opt for sleek, understated options like a slim tortoiseshell barrette or minimalist gold-tone metal clips.

Perhaps one of the best parts of this trend is how you can work it for a variety of needs. Looking to up your work-from-home web-meeting style with some above-the-neck accessories? Try a simple metallic circle hair clip or a marbled resin barrette for a little extra polish. Hitting up a virtual birthday party or wine night with the girls? Add some oomph with sparkly crystal hair clips. Many of the options available come in sets or multi-packs, so you can play around with stacking them or just split them up between you and your kiddos. Ahead, we’ve combed the internet (lol) for the best barrettes and hair clips for every mama!

Best Resin Barrettes

Best Hair Barrette for Fine Strands

Best Barrettes for Thick Hair

Best Minimalist Hair Clips

Best Pearl Hair Clips

Best Rhinestone Hair Clips

Best Hair Clips for the Value

Best Flair-for-Your-Hair Clips

Best Customizable Hair Clips

Best Metal Hair Clips

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