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9 Accessories Under $25 to Keep Your Hair Out of Your Face This Summer

9 Accessories Under $25 To Keep Your Hair Out of Your Face This Summer
Design: theSkimm | Image: Alo Yoga, Urban Outfitters
July 14, 2022

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Long hair, don’t care…until the temperature rises and you’re desperate to pull your strands away from your face and neck. We gotchu. We’ve rounded up some hair accessories to refresh your stash — from butterfly hair clips (yup, they’re back) to hair ties, claw hair clips, and more. And they’re all under $25, too. 

Looking for more summer accessories? Check out our fave hats for the season, shoes and sandals that’ll keep ya comfy, and sunnies under $100

Workout headband
Alo Yoga

A mesh tie headband perfect for keeping you comfy during workouts…

This one’s an HQ’r fave thanks to its super-soft fabric and rubber grips. The breathable micro mesh keeps sweat at bay without feeling damp, and the long tie-string detail adds a bit of style. It comes in black and white, plus four limited-edition colors. Psst…instead of throwing it in the wash after an intense workout, just take it into the shower with you and hang it up to dry. ($24, Alo Yoga)

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Velvet headband

Ruffled velvet headbands that’ll stay in place…

They come in earth-toned green and cream colorways, which shine in the light thanks to the velvet fabric, so they’ll go with almost any look — and elevate your OOTD while you’re at it. The band measures 2 inches wide and customers note it’s a statement piece that’s puffy in a chic way. Blair Waldorf vibes, coming at ya. ($14.95, Anthropologie)

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Free People hair claw
Free People

A hair claw perfect for finer strands…

It’s the classic claw clip with a thinner design, available in 11 colors. While an OG claw clip holds most of your hair in its cage, this one’s claws reach the root of your hair and hold from there — so customers note it’s a great option for fine or medium-fine hair. ($24, Free People)  

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No crease hair clips

No-crease hair clips that won’t mess up your ’do…

These come in a pack of eight colorful clips or 12 black ones. Since they don’t have claws, they won’t leave an indent in your hair no matter how long you wear ’em. Use them when you’re applying makeup, washing your face, or keeping your style intact while you sleep. They’re also a great option for keeping bangs out of your face. ($4.59+, Amazon)

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Butterfly clips

Realistic-looking butterfly hair clips your kiddo will love… 

They’re made of fabric, with alloy bodies for durability and claws to help ’em stay put. Plus, there are three varying sizes in each pack of 18. They come in 11 vibrant patterns and are perfect for your little one to accessorize with. ($8.99, Amazon)

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Retro hair clips

A pack of four retro hair clips in varying sizes…

For all kinds of updos and quick summer styles. Each set comes with one traditional claw, a see-through claw, an egg-shaped claw, and a short claw. We love the monochrome color palettes (there are four available) and the geometric designs. Claws out. ($24, Anthropologie)

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butterfly hair clips
Urban Outfitters

Throwback butterfly hair clips if you’re feeling nostalgic…

Remember those tiny clips we were all obsessed with in the ’90s and early aughts? They’re back. And if you didn’t hold on to yours after all these years, these iridescent, USA-sourced vintage clips via the Urban Renewal brand are straight outta the past in their original form. They come in 12 pastel colors and are a fun way to keep the front strands of your hair from falling into your face — or for rocking to a theme party. ($10, Urban Outfitters)

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Banana hair clips

Banana clips you can wear for every occasion…

Going for an easy, full ponytail vibe? Banana clips to the rescue. They’re softer on your hair than hair ties, and these ones are perfect for special occasions thanks to their pearl and rhinestone details. If you’re looking for something more casual, this pack of six comes with all the solid colors you’ll need. Clip it up. ($9.99, Amazon)

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Knot headbands

A 10 pack of all the knot headbands you’ll ever need…

This bunch of basic twisted headbands will pretty much go with every summer outfit. Dress ’em up with a pair of heels and a summer skirt, or dress ’em down with your fave athleisure look. Customers say they’re flexible, comfy, and stay in place without any pinching. They’re also available in a four pack of velvet designs if that’s more your speed9. ($9.29, Amazon)

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