Summer Fashion: Chic Vegan and Eco-Friendly Hair Accessories

July 28, 2015

Trying to stay chic in the summertime is often no easy task.  Humidity, heat, and unexpected thunderstorms can quickly turn a lovely hairdo into a hot (literally!) mess.  What’s the  best way to combat mother nature’s heat waves while still preserving your own waves? Hair barrettes, headbands and other styling trinkets!

Here are my favorite chic vegan and eco-friendly hair accessories that are perfect for the summertime!


1. Pink Organic Beaded Hair Barrette Clip by Terri Jean’s Adornments (Available on Etsy, $10.50 for one barrette and $15 for two)Terri Jean's Adornments Pink Organic Vegan Hair BarretteWhy I love it: Perfect for holding back unruly side bangs or polishing off a fun, flirty updo, this silver and pink hair barrette is a must-have for summer.  Made with organic acai seed beads (so cool, right?!), you can not only look good wearing this hair moment, but also feel good about your eco-friendly purchase.


2. Tiny Tulip Organic Cotton Turban Headband by Djuna Shay (available online, $24)Djuna Shay Tiny Tulips Organic Cotton Turban Headband

Why I love it: If you love wearing your hair in buns or top knots, this quirky, bright headband is the perfect way to jazz up your everyday hairstyle!  This chic hair moment is made with certified 100% organic cotton and water-based pigment inks and without any chemicals in the printing and preparation processes.

3.  Handmade Wooden Hair Clips (set of 5) by Modeling Hairstyles (available on Etsy, $7.46)Modeling_Hairstyles_Wooden_Hair_Clips

Why I love it: Definitely the most unique of my finds, these handmade wooden hair clips are sure to turn heads this summer! Handmade in the Ukraine (don’t worry, they ship worldwide!) from either apple-tree or walnut wood (depending on availability), these earthy clips will turn any ponytail into a bold style statement!

4. Recycled Eco-Friendly Vintage/Reclaimed Fabric Braided Headband (Customizable!) by Great Migration (available on Etsy, $8.00)



Why I love it: Wearing a plain plastic or cloth headband can get boring after awhile, so why not up your headband game with a multi-colored braided piece? The best part of these particular braided bands is that the you can choose from a wide range of reclaimed fabrics, which means finally having the perfect hair accessory for some of your most daring and bold outfits!

5. Lemon Yellow Crochet Flower Clip (fair trade & made from eco-friendly Buriti palm fiber) by Dsenyo (available on Etsy, $9.99) Also available in other colors!Dsenyo_crochet_flower_clip_lemon_yellow


Why I love it: Add this darling hair clip to a chic chignon or to your classic half-up half-down look to add a little flair! Available in several colors (this lemon yellow just screams summer to me!), these hair clips are 100% handmade in Northeastern Brazil using Buriti palm fiber (similar to raffia).  Each purchase helps these artisans work their way out of poverty as Dsenyo works to create economic opportunity for these artisans and the women of Malawi, Africa, and Brazil.


What’s your favorite style accessory to help you beat the heat this summer?

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Photo: respective brands; (cover photo) Djuna Shay

Becky Curl is a freelance wig and make-up artisan based in Chicago and a recent graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. When she’s not working in the theatre, Becky enjoys exploring new vegan and eco-friendly beauty products and watching copious amounts of Saturday Night Live. Check out her portfolio here and follow her on Instagram @becky_curl and Pinterest @beckycurl!


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