Diamante hair clips are back from the ’90s & all over your Instagram

It's like Kirakira for your hair.

’90s hair trends have been going through a revival as of late, much to our delight might we add. But if we’re being honest, there was still one more ’90s hair accessory we were secretly hoping would make a comeback – diamante hair clips. With the exception of some wedding hairstyles, these poor sparkly clips had been sent to the land that time forgot, but now they’re back.

Whatever your thoughts were towards rhinestones the first time around, this new reincarnation is surprisingly understated and wearable but (you’ll be glad to hear), still just as sparkly as ever. Here’s how to style this season’s It accessory.

Diamante hair trend: Back side view photo of a street styler with dark hair in a low bun with four diamante encrusted hair slides
Slides are great for those who like to keep it simple. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

For every day, style it out with a simple low bun and a few statement slides – you’ll be an instant hit in the office.

Diamante hair trend: Back view of a blonde woman with long curled hair in a half-up half-down hairstyle with diamante hair clips
Rhinestone hair clips and half-up half-downs are the pairing of the season. Credit: Instagram.com/zuzubeauty

Half-up half-downs always look amazing but add some rhinestone clips into the mix and you’ve got yourself a look. Credit: @zuzubeauty

Diamante hair trend: Close-up street style photo of a blonde woman with short hair wearing a diamante damn slogan hair clip
Say it with your hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Forget slogan tees, slogan hair slides are the new way to express yourself. Choose a word that best describes your mood or makes you feel empowered. Indecisive? Up the ante by decorating your hair with a selection of your favourites like they did at the Ashley Williams show.

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Diamante hair trend: Instagram photo of Katy Perry with a platinum blonde side-swept pixie cut with two dimante hair slides, wearing a black, white and pink daisy print top
Katy Perry has been seen wearing diamante hair slides on Instagram. Credit: Instagram.com/patrickta

Katy Perry adorned her platinum pixie with two diamante-encrusted bobby pins, showing that this is a trend that works for all hair lengths. Credit: @patrickta

Diamante hair trend: Chloe Moretz with '90s inspired straight layered dark blonde hair, styled with a diamante hair slide
The ’90s trend is back. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Committing to the ’90s theme, Chloë Moretz wore a single sparkly slide with poker straight layers for major Cher Horowitz vibes.

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Diamante hair trend: Side photo of a woman with a pink bob wearing a dangling diamante hair slide
The sparklier, the better. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Don’t save your accessories for best. There’s something about the contrast of wearing elaborate hair clips and statement earrings with a more relaxed outfit – like this street styler’s casual knitted cardi – that just works.


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