Pretty pearl hair accessories: Summer style inspo for your mane

Leona | 26 July 2017

Mother of pearl! 


Lately, it seems like everywhere we look, we find a piece of clothing or accessory adorned with pearls. So much so that they’ve filtered into some of our fave beauty trends; we’re talking pearl-encrusted nails and hair serums with pearlescent formulas.

With all the hype, we just had to do some digging to see how we could rock the trend in our hair. And as it turns out, we’re not the first to lust after a pearly mane! Take a look how you could trial the trend, below!

Pearl hair accessories will be your favourite trend this summer


blonde model with twisted low ponytail with pearl accessories placed in hair from back side view
There is no denying just how gorgeous pearl accessories can make your hair look. Credit:

Twisted updo

While this look is totally acceptable to rock on a daily basis, we think it would look even better at a formal occasion.

Consider this accessorised updo for your summer wedding, or even as a wedding guest looking to upstage the bride (not that we condone such behaviour!). Credit: @allenthomaswood

VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Complete your look with a generous spritz of VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray, which will give you 24-hour humidity protection and an all-day hold – jackpot!

blonde girl with pearl headband blowing chewing gum bubbles from side angle
Upgrade your style with a pretty pearl headband. Credit:

Headband chic

If you’re more of a wash-and-go kind of gal in the mornings, don’t fret, as you can still dabble in the pearl hair accessories trend by adding a pearl-encrusted headband to any hairstyle.

We love this look for a summer party or even a picnic in the park, helping you make every day a pearl day! Credit: @katandthedog

Guxxi 2018 - long brown hair model with pearls placed through the length of hair
Steal the Gucci look at home. Credit:

Braids and pearls

Sparking off the pearl hair accessories trend was none other than Italian fashion house, Gucci. To finish of the models’ looks, small braided sections were added throughout the hair, which were then threaded through small pearls.

As you can see, the outcome is simply stunning and gives a more ethereal feel than a headband. Brides-to-be and festival-goers should take note!

VO5 Give Me Texture Effortless Wave Creation Foam

Editor’s tip: Recreate those effortless waves at home by using a few pumps of the VO5 Wave Creation Foam through your lengths, before blow-drying your hair to finish.

lond dark brown hair in high ponytail with pearl hairband and loose waves
Be party ready with a pearly ponytail. Credit:

Half-up, half-down waves

Love the idea of having pearl-adorned tresses, but not one for bold styles? Well you can still rock this trend in a more discreet way, by getting yourself a pearl hairband.

Instantly upgrading any hairstyle, this is accessory should definitely be the next thing on your wishlist! Credit: @hershmoneykiss

dark blonde lob with grey pearl headband at Chanel 2017 show
Chanel nails the pearl hair trend with an embellished headband. Credit:

Pearl headband

We all know fashion house Chanel is a lover of a pearl detail, but while pearl encrusted bags and jackets might not be attainable to us just yet *triple checks lottery numbers*, this pearl headband is certainly something we can jump on board with.


Do you have a special occasion coming up and need a hairstyle to mark the occasion? Then swing on over to our Party Hairstyles page for all the need-to-know looks, from festival ready accessories to party season styles.


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