This Instagram-famous hair accessory isn't actually an accessory (but it IS seriously chic)

Mariah Carey, Ashley Graham and Kaia Gerber are all fans...

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(Image credit: Harry Josh)

Call us basic, but we do love ourselves a celebrity-approved accessory. Sometimes there's just no better place to get your style inspiration than from an A-lister or two, you know?

While this is set to be the hottest hair colour trend for 2021, one of the most popular hair accessories you'll have spotted recently while scrolling through Instagram are these mint green clips, designed by top hairstylist Harry Josh. The man has styled the locks of Gisele, Olivia Wilde, Cindy Crawford and Ellen Pompeo – to name but a few of his very famous clients.

The clips are technically not designed to be worn as a hair accessory, but they're so chic that celebs have been wearing them as such anyway. Hey, it looks great and we love a multi use product!

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Used to set waves in place and keep hair away from the face while applying make-up, you'll spot these clips everywhere backstage at Fashion Week and on the set of shoots. 

Harry Josh first launched his eponymous line of hair styling tools back in 2013, which includes hair dryers, curling tongs, hair dryers, brushes and more.

Fun fact: it was actually Hollywood's very own Gwyneth Paltrow who helped decide on the signature mint green colour. “The very last email that came in just as I was about to get on the call with manufacturers was from Gwyneth," the hair stylist explained in a recent interview with Grazia US. "She said, ‘Oh my god, do the mint green, it looks the most expensive.

“I said ‘f**k it,’ that was my gut instinct from the get-go. I was just like ‘GP spoke; we’re doing the mint green.'” Thank goodness he listened to Gwynnie, hey.

Will you be investing in your own set of wave setting clips for 2021?

Lucy Abbersteen
Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, InStyle and Woman & Home, and regularly contributes to My Imperfect Life. Most recently she was Junior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. Covering skincare, haircare, make-up and wellbeing, her job involves anything from picking the brains of the world's top dermatologists to swatching the latest and greatest foundations. When she's not got beauty on the brain, you're most likely to find her spending time with dogs (her sister owns one very sassy cockapoo), reading or sleeping. She's also a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, rosé and and house plants that stay alive.