While animal print, cowboy boots and shell-embellished jewellery dominated mass-market trends in 2018, there was another, more subtle accessory gently decorating some of the world’s chicest dressers that you may not have spotted.

Once the staple uniform of five-year-olds arriving at the school gates, the humble hair clip has had somewhat of a renaissance over the last six months.

And if our Instagram feeds are anything to go by, then we predict that they’re going nowhere soon.

Whether adorned with pearls, littered with beads, or a simple acrylic hair pincher, hair clips, grips and slides are one of the most pleasantly nostalgic hair trends to have resurfaced over the last few seasons.

Making serious waves for AW18, they were first re-ignited on the runways at Chanel – a blindingly-blingy double C hair pin, no less – Max Mara, Ashish, Faustine Steinmetz, Alexander Wang, Simone Rocha and Zadig & Voltaire.

Luckily for those of you unsure how to embark on the trend, there are strictly no rules. Whether you fancy a solo slide with a single pearl, or endless clips adorned with punchy slogans and diamanté – fill your boots. And your locks…

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