If You Need Further Proof Hair Slides Are Here to Stay, This Is It

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This year has undoubtedly been the year of the hair accessory. From the resurgence of Alice bands to an abundance of bows, we've well and truly welcomed any kind of hair accessory back into our lives with open arms—and we're not complaining. But the one hair accessory that has reigned supreme—and will continue to do so well into 2019—is the hair slide. From glitzy diamanté word slides to plastic barrette-style clips, we want them and we want them all in our hair all at once.

Think about it: They look great with your hair up, they look great with your hair down. You can have a casual day, throw a clip in and instantly elevate your look or you can ramp up a going-out look by sliding multiple clips in your hair. Whatever the occasion, there's practically nothing a hair slide can't solve, so we decided to do some research and find the best on the internet right now. Keep scrolling to see how three of our favourite influencers style them, and then shop some of our favourite hair slides.


We're obsessed with Copenhagen-based blogger Franny Ekstrand's take on slides: the more the merrier. Mix and match pearls with plastics for a similar vibe. Don't be afraid to wear more than one—they look great layered.

Accessorize Six Pearl & Diamante Hair Slides
Icing Rhinestone & Pearl, 6-Pack $13
Accessorize 4x Basic Barette Hair Clips
Funtopia Basic 4-Inch Barette Clips, 8-Pack $13

diamanté words

Apparently, we're not the only ones obsessed with word slides, as they're currently all over our feed. From the original Ashley Williams's "girls" clips (she's now extended the line to include an array of words) to Holly Willoughby's "jungle is massive" clips to mark the end of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, we're hooked.

River Island Silver Tone Ciao Diamante Hair Clips
Cussing Cups Rhinestone Word Barrettes $9
Ashley Williams Heaven Hair Pin
Loom Rack Heaven Statement Hair Barrette $15


How cute is Maren Schia's star slide? We'll be teaming ours with crystal earrings and a bold lip for NYE or using it to sweep our fringes off our faces when we're hungover the day after.

Oliver Bonus Oversized Star Barrette Hair Clip
Oliver Bonas Oversized Sar Barette Hair Clip $15
Oliver Bonus Rhinestone Cluster Star Hair Clip
Claire's Gemstone Hair Barrette $8

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