Hair jewellery to covet and collect

Today’s hair jewellery is both practical and pretty. We're pinning our hopes on these simple and elegant accessories

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Georg Jensen hair jewellery
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Hair jewellery goes from functional accessory to chic adornment in the hands of jewellery designers, who imbue even the most practical pieces with an easy elegance. Barrettes, hair clips and jewelled pins in sleek shapes are a relaxed way to upgrade your look, spelling the end of bad hair days once and for all.


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For Rosh Mahtani, founder of jewellery brand Alighieri, the company’s tenth anniversary is a significant milestone – a chance to pause and look back, celebrate everything the brand has achieved so far, and cement core values. Mahtani has translated this emotion into a collection of ten pieces that encapsulate the brand. ‘This anthology feels like a capsule of memories for me: ten classics – objects that have defined the last decade of Alighieri. Designs include the ‘Armour Unlocked’ screw bangle, and the ‘Spellbinding Amphora’ necklace - and a beautiful flawed swirl of gold, making for a romantic accessory in the ‘Over-Thinker‘ hair tie.


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We love the way Spanish brand Leandra subverts classic styles. In this gold hair band, minimalism reigns, with sculptural proportions and the gleam of the gold doing all the work, making for effortless style.


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Creative director Claire Choisne brings a bold playfulness to a collection which subverts traditional methods and materials for the new Boucheron high jewellery collection. In her hands, floating hairbows are crafted in weightless bio acetate and magnesium.

Georg Jensen x Stine Goya

green jewellery

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Classic and contemporary Danish design collides in a collaboration between Georg Jensen and Stine Goya. Building on last year’s initial partnership, the brands have again considered the daisy motif, a staple of Georg Jensen design since the Forties, here drawn in a summery vivid green and adorning collarbones, wrists and hair.

Kara Yoo

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Minimalist codes reign in Kara Yoo's elegantly-formed half moon hair slide, with a hammered finish bringing a pleasing tactility to its simple form.


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Goossens have unveiled their first collection of hair jewellery in a new bridal range, encompassing oversized rock crystal silhouettes and textured gold in a gloriously baroque take on the trend.

Georg Jensen

silver clip

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Sculptural silhouettes in sterling silver rule in Georg Jensen's Arc collection. Hair jewellery, whether curving barrettes or elegant clips, are just the ticket for nailing minimalist chic.

Khaite x Elhanati

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Khaite and Elhanati's latest collaboration is rich in Art Deco references. The bold geometric silhouette of this hair clip will pop when holding up a classic chignon.

Deborah Blyth

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Deborah Blyth brings her signature textured gold aesthetic to hair jewellery with the Oceanus hair slide. Eschewing a smooth form, it is delightfully tactile, making it the perfect piece for everyday wear.

Bar Jewellery

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Bar Jewellery's new bridal collection imbues wedding day attire with a welcome elegance, with necklaces and earrings cutting distinctive swirling, sculptural silhouettes. We love this Triple Twist hair pin which will bring a touch of cool to a classic chignon.


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Pearl jewellery brand Assael play with sculptural silhouettes in the Bubbles by Sean Gilson collection, with this hair jewellery piece making an offbeat way to bring a pearly luminescence to your look.


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Sculptural forms unite with sensual references in the hands of New York-based jewellery brand Agmes, who draw on surreal motifs in their offbeat collection of hair jewellery, perfectly encapsulated in the Dali hair clip in sterling silver.

Elhanati x Khaite

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Elahanti have collaborated with fashion brand Khaite on a six-piece collection which infuses minimalist forms with a Scandi cool. Pieces, which encompass belts, brooches, a barette and a pair of earrings, are crafted from 24-carat gold-coated silver and playfully rethink traditional latticework in a nod to chic Art Deco design codes.

EN Studio

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EN Studio make their delicate hair jewellery pieces in New York, hand-carving unique slabs of rock quartz and teetering them on sterling silver pins for ethereal and romantic accessories. Add to a contemporary chignon for an easy understated elegance.


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Julietta use upcycled vintage fabrics for hair jewellery both sustainable and fun, with materials including Celine scarves and vivid cabochons. Available in a plethora of bright colours and cast in playfully oversized silhouettes, this is jewellery to get your head around.

Rosy Collective

Back of a woman's head wearing a gold hair clip

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Rosy Colllective's hair jewellery encompass simple design codes, drawing simple lines in gold-plated brass. This piece comes in a set of three, differently sized so you can choose whether to hold back an errant strand or a whole ponytail.

Misho hair jewellery

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Misho brings a bold joy to functional items – its earrings for AirPods are useful and fun – and it applies the same philosophy to hair jewellery. Whether winding around neat knots or clipping into casual plaits, the brand’s hair jewellery in vibrant gold is just as playful as its more traditional adornments.

Ariana Boussard-Reifel

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New York-based jeweller Ariana Boussard-Reifel crafts undulating hair jewels in brass or sterling silver. Designed to coil around a neat bun at the nape of the neck, pin back loose waves or slip into a half-up half-down style, her pieces will bring an elegance to everyday style.

Deborah Pagani

Simple large gold hair clip

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Hair pins have come a long way since the bobby pins of old, disguised in the hair – no longer something to hide, they are now carefully considered and made to be shown off. Deborah Pagani’s Dp Pin comes in gold, rose, silver or black. Strong enough to hold a thick head of hair and chic enough for an evening chignon, these gleaming pieces are as pretty as they are practical.


Gold wavy hair clip with an emerald

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Patcharavipa Bodiratnangkura’s fine jewellery celebrates the sensuality of gold and her hand-crafted design, a philosophy she carries through to hair jewellery. The scalloped edges of the Rose hairclip in brass rethink an everyday essential, which is given a pop with a subtle emerald.

Hannah Silver is the Art, Culture, Watches & Jewellery Editor of Wallpaper*. Since joining in 2019, she has overseen offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, and written extensively across the worlds of culture and luxury. She enjoys meeting artists and designers, viewing exhibitions and conducting interviews on her frequent travels.