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Winter’s Hottest Hair Accessories Are Not Your Grandma’s Pearls

Megan Decker

There's a good chance that your relationship with pearls is best described as nostalgic. Maybe it started with a string of them draped across your grandma's turtleneck sweater, or perhaps it was your first pair of earrings after graduating beyond stick-ons. Now, the glossy white beads are taking on a fresh form — and designed to be sprinkled throughout your hair.

It's hard to miss the budding hair trend, what with every one of your go-to stores — from Target and Zara to Urban Outfitters and Revolve — lining their shelves and webpages with chic iterations of the iconic material. It doesn't matter if you're styling a blunt bob or long, bouncy curls, a bobby pin accented with a pearl makes any hairstyle feel elegant. Ahead, find all the prettiest pearl-lined hair pins to grab (and gift) this season.

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Petit Moments Chelsea Clip


Indie L.A. brand Petit Moments has tapped into the trend with pearl-encrusted headbands and bobby pins, but it's this practical barrette that we keep reaching for time and time again.

petit moments petit moments Chelsea Clip in Gold, $, available at Revolve

Sincerely Jules x Scunci Pearl Barette and Bobby Pins


You have to admit that this two-pack of pins looks way more luxe than the $8 price tag.

Sincerely Jules by Scunci. Scunci Pearl Barette and Bobby Pins - 2pk, $, available at Target

R+Co Pearl Hair Pins


Celebrity hairstylist Ashley Streicher created this holiday accessory set in collaboration with trendy hair-care brand R+Co. Seeing as Streicher is Mandy Moore's go-to stylist, it's only a matter of time until we see this gold pearl snap clip in the star's brunette bob on the red carpet.

R+Co R+Co Pearl Hair Pins, $, available at R+Co

Jennifer Behr Valerie Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Hair Clip


PSA: Jennifer Behr's extra-large pearl clip is on sale for an unprecedented 40% off on Net-A-Porter right now.

Jennifer Behr Valerie gold-tone faux pearl hair clip, $, available at Net-A-Porter

BaubleBar Scarlett Set of 2 Hair Clips


Baublebar's pearl clips are also on sale for the holiday season. Plus, if white or ivory feels too classic, you can try rose gold, purple, or red pearls instead.

BaubleBar Scarlett Pearl Set of Two Hair Clips, $, available at BaubleBar

Urban Outfitters Perfection Pearl Flip Clip


Not only does this fully-embellished snap clip have a perfect five-star customer rating on Urban Outfitter's site — mostly for its durability — it's a steal at $6 right now.

Urban Outfitters Perfection Pearl Flip Clip, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Zara Pack of Faux Pearl Hair Clips


While you're at Zara grabbing a new pair of heels or a sequin skirt for your holiday party, track down this four-pack of delicate pearl pins (which you definitely will not return).

Zara PACK OF FAUX PEARL HAIR CLIPS, $, available at Zara

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