Butterfly clips, barrettes, scrunchies, fierce headbands: These were the essential accessories of our youth. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
While butterflies were the main trendsetters, many variations followed in their wake: Flowers, rhinestones, even squiggly shapes.
Snap clips made it easy to keep hair in place with flair. They came in a rainbow of colors, with embellishments, and hand painted to personalize your style.
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Some say you have to suffer for beauty, and spiked headbands made that abundantly clear. These pointy, pokey bands were tough to sport, and even harder to keep in place if worn with straight hair.
We were always so excited (so excited!) and not at all scared to wear scrunchies as often as possible in as many hues and patterns as we could find.
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Giant Hair Clips
Usually hidden under large swaths of hair, giant clips allowed for not-quite ponytails and also sorta messy buns. They were seen with delicate hair wisps (are those bangs or…?) framing the face.
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Which of these accessories were strewn about your room as a kid or teen?