Most brides want the main focus of their bridal look to be their wedding dress. That’s totally fair. But your other big-day accessories need some love, too! It would be a shame to put so much energy into the dress that you end up with capital-B-basic accessories, especially when it comes to your hair. With so many bridal beauty shots on the horizon, you'll want a wedding hair accessory that can measure up to your dress and one that compliments your oh-so unique style. Luckily, whether you decide to wear your hair natural, straight, braided, or in an updo, there are unique wedding hair accessories to fit you to a tee.
Think beyond the traditional veil, flower crowns, and bedazzled barrettes, and opt for a chic and modern option your guests won’t see coming. From a tasseled headband to crystal hair slides and bold ponytail holders, here are 15 unique wedding hair accessories you haven’t seen before.
Dreamcatcher Fringe Halo Headpiece
What a dream! This headpiece features dreamcatcher tassels for the ultimate in boho bridal style.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $158
Gigi Burris Millinery Bandana Veiling
Forget everything that comes to mind when hear the word bandana (i.e. that paisley red cowboy scarf) and replace it with this. This mask-like headband is made to sit at the top of your hairline and drape over your forehead. The double-layered French veiling is embellished with opalescent Swarovski crystals, and a silk ribbon literally ties it all together.
SHOP NOW: Gigi Burris, $295
Beaded Fringe Halo Headband
We're all about those fringe benefits! From the front, this is just pretty gold headband. But on the back, it totes staggering fringe that your guests won't be able to look away from as you say your I dos.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $158
Sylvain Le Hen Gold Ponytail 044 Barrette
If a slicked back and understated style is what you are going for, there are still ways to jazz it up. Instead of leaving the traditional elastic band exposed on your wedding-day ponytail, use a fancy barrette to conceal it. This handcrafted gold-tone clip curves around the pony for a modern and clean finish.
SHOP NOW: Ssense, $70
Lelet Trek Metal Halo
If you’re looking for a way to decorate your updo that doesn’t involve kitschy rhinestone pins, this metal halo is a significant upgrade. This V-shaped clip acts as a cool, futuristic armor around the hair. Available in gold, rose gold, and rhodium plate, it can fit in seamlessly with all of your other accessories.
SHOP NOW: Lelet, $478
Gold Crown Headpiece
This geometric headpiece puts a unique, art deco spin on your standard bridal tiara.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $95
Jennifer Behr Sirene Pearl Turban
With a bridal hair accessory like this, you won’t need any other jewels. Hand beaded with pearls and Swarovski crystals, this art-deco-inspired turban will definitely turn heads. It’s the perfect regal and retro alternative to a princess tiara.
SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $575
Gladys Tamez Hunter Felt Hat
The bridal hat is definitely having a moment, and we hope it's here to stay. Paired with a slicked-back ponytail, this wide-brimmed beauty is the perfect hair accessory for a fashion-forward bride who isn’t afraid to take a risk.
SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $395
Lele Sadoughi Imitation Pearl Headband
Use this thick headband to hold back your tresses during your ceremony. The velvet fabric makes this perfect for fall or winter weddings, and the pearl embellishments give it that classic bridal feel.
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $150
Gold Leaf Hair Accessory
Who needs a flower crown when you've got leaves like these? This hairpiece, featuring twisted wire and stunning gold leaves, delivers some serious boho glam.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $37.50
Gucci Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Hair Slide
There are hair accessories and then there are hair accessories. Made from gold-plated brass, what starts out as a small hair slide expands into an entire constellation of stars, creating a halo effect around the one-of-a-kind bride. Although this daring design is clearly for bold brides only, it’s perfect for those after a celestial-inspired look.
SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $3,300
BHLDN Ocean Pearl Ring Barrette
You don't have to go big and bold to be different. This simple circular barrette, accented with pretty pearls, manages to be both refined and totally unique.
SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $168