Fun Accessories for Curly Hairstyles

Hair accessories for your curly locks.

Featuring a variation of fun sizes, shapes and materials, hair accessories are a functional yet fun way to decorate your hair and showcase some of your personality. These days, hair accessories go beyond being worn for a particular aesthetic and have become a fun way to mix up our everyday style. Fun hair accessories can also elevate even the simplest curly looks.

Check out some of our fave recommendations for curly hair:

Best Hair Accessories to Try On Curly Hairstyles

hair accessories for curly hair headwrap
A scarf or headwrap looks fab on curly updos.

Fabric Headwrap or Scarf

Both protective and stylish, a headwrap or scarf takes curly hairstyles, especially updos like the above, to the next level for both casual and formal looks alike.

hair accessories for curly hair fabric headband
Floral crown headbands aren’t just for festivals. Give your wavy or curly hairstyle an update with this cute accessory. Photo credit:

Fancy Headband

Dating back to ancient times, headbands were used to hold hair in place. Today, it serves both a functional and decorative purpose. Channel the Flapper movement from the ’20s (or revisit that festival look) and glam up your hairstyle with an adorable headband, or go bohemian chic with a floral headpiece for your crown.

hair accessories for curly hair barrette
Trendy hair accessories, like this pearl-encrusted barrette, are a chic way to update curly looks for the new season.

Pins and Barrettes

Gone are the days when pins and clips were only used to keep your style in place. This accessory is a functional prop that adds a simple yet statement-making update to your hairstyle. 

hair accessories for curly hair scrunchie
A scrunchie takes that ’90s vibe of curly high ponies to the next level.


The scrunchie has been a mainstay in modern hair history. Take your updo to new heights with a jazzy hair tie or ponytail holder and allow your curls to hang down. These elastic bands come in handy for hairstyles both short and long. With so many styles and options, the opportunity to add some character to your curly pony is endless!

hair accessories for curly hair beads
Beads and charms glitz up braids, twists and other protective hairstyles on curly hair.


Normally used to adorn braids or dreads—as shown by African cultures for hundreds of years—charms are also great accessories for curly hairstyles. Snap these pliable clips onto your strands. The key here is strategic placement: try to spread them out evenly across your braids for a uniform look.

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