hairstyle trends 8 Bridal Hair Accessories That Aren’t Flowers

Let these creative accessories complement your wedding day ‘do.

May 13, 2022
Wedding Hair Accessories

If you’re prepping for your wedding day, you’ve likely started planning out every detail — including your wedding day hairstyle. There’s no shortage of accessories, cuts and ‘hairdos to consider, but allow us to give you one piece of advice: pick a style that makes you feel like your best self. 

So, if you’re not a fan of the traditional (or simply are looking for something a little more unexpected), keep reading, because ahead, we’re sharing eight bridal hair accessories that aren’t flowers or veils. 

Floating Pearls

Meet one of the latest trends in bridal hair: Floating pearls. According to the Pinterest Predicts Trend Report, pearls are shaping up to be one of the standout jewel embellishments of the year. The simple addition of pearls elevates a basic ponytail or blowout, which is perfect for brides who want a low maintenance ‘do.

Hair Comb

Another great way to embellish your wedding hair is to add a hair comb. They come in all different shapes, sizes and styles, but each one features teeth that make it easy to secure your hair. Hair combs work particularly well with half-up half-down hairstyles and updos so the comb has a place to rest. 

Sparkle Chain

Weaving a sparkly metal chain through a bohemian braid makes for a modern twist on a classic bridal hair look. It’s glam yet simultaneously edgy, and romantic.

Tinsel Hair 

For those brides in search of a little glitz, consider tinsel hair extensions. These accessories are exactly what they sound like: tiny strands of tinsel that can be clipped into your hair. When the tinsel catches the light, it’ll look like your hair is sparkling — who wouldn’t want that on their wedding day?

Hair Clips 

Hair clips have come a long way as of late. We’re seeing them just about everywhere — from the runway and red carpet to our For You Pages on TikTok. Try adorning your hair with trendy hair clips to really make a statement as you walk down the aisle. For a sleek look, lock flyaways in place with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Light Hairspray, Unscented before clipping the pieces in.


The classic hair accessory, a headband can easily play up your bridal hairstyle. If you prefer a more blinged out style, pick one with lots of gems or rhinestones. If you like to keep things simple, pick one with a satin effect. Either way, you’ll love the way it looks, especially when you wear your hair down.


Small ribbons, which weave in and out of view, are ideal for a low bun, braided hairstyles, French twist and updos. The best part? You can add a colored ribbon to accent the colors of your bridesmaids’ dresses or table linens for a cohesive look. 

Forehead Piece

Take our word for it: Head chains are totally chic. Head chains drape around your whole head and rest on your forehead, offering quite the statement. These types of accessories are typically adorned with pearls or crystals, so you can cater the style to match your wedding day vibe. 

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Written By: Caitlyn Martyn, Photo Credit: Crystal Simone