Hot weather hairstyles are all well and good, but most of us with long hair tend to wear it all of two ways: All down, or all up. The former is great as long as we’re indoors, but the moment we step outside, the unforgiving heat and sticky humidity forces us to throw our hair up into ponytails.
We often default to plain-though-functional hair ties, so we thought it would be a breath of fresh air to round up some fun, gorgeous, and funky alternatives to jazz things up a little.
Click through the gallery for a look at these hair accessories!
Bee motifs make gorgeous brooches or accessories like this one, though seeing a living one in reality is a completely different story. This one doubles up as a buzzworthy bracelet too! Shop this at net-a-porter.com.
Hair donuts were all the rage last year, and since the wrapped bun trend is still holding out, this heart-shaped version you can stick into your real hair makes for a really lovely romantic alternative. Shop this at asos.com.
Unlike most of the rest of the hair ties on this list, this one is more of a clip, but is still large enough to hold a ponytail. If you’re worried it isn’t strong enough to do the job on its own, you can always use a thin black elastic to put your hair up and then clip this over the ponytail. Shop this at asos.com.
This one stole my heart at first sight. There’s something wonderfully childlike about pompoms, with the exception that this one costs a pretty penny. I would wear this on my wrist any day. Shop this at net-a-porter.com.
Butterflies accents made a comeback in fashion this year, so it’s no surprise we found this fun and not-so-little hair tie. It might be harder to see on really dark hair, but at least the bright butterfly will be visible! Shop this at asos.com.
Keeping on with the metallic trend, though with a different result, this set of hair ties look almost like charm bracelets with the small embellishments. Shop this at net-a-porter.com.
This has an elegant classic vibe to it that reminds me of the crystal hair slides my mum used to have. It comes with a simple elastic band that makes it easy to slip on your wrist as well. Shop this at net-a-porter.com.
The delicate bow is simple and sweet, though I feel like it would look best on straight or slightly wavy hair. It’s even got a simple elastic band so you can wear it on your wrist. Shop this at asos.com.