Bring The Sea Into Your Hairstyle With The Ultimate Mermaidcore Accessory

There is something magical about being underwater. Whether it's the beautiful ocean, the vibrant wildlife, or the mysterious unknown, we are constantly finding inspiration from the water around us. If you love summer and anticipate taking a dip in the ocean, you might be excited to know the year is bringing in a new trend known as mermaidcore. The aesthetic, in a few short months, has already permeated makeup trends in 2023 while beginning to impact fashion. With its rising popularity, it's no surprise that some would want to incorporate mermaidcore into their latest hairstyle, too.


One thing that mermaids are known for is their amazing hair. Not only does their hair look beautiful, but they have elements of the sea around them incorporated into their style. While this might feel impossible to do for us everyday folks, TikTok has proven that it's quite easy to pull off with a handful of seashells. With a few simple steps, you too can channel your inner Ariel on an everyday basis.

What is mermaidcore?

In order to incorporate mermaidcore into your hair, it's important to understand what it is exactly. According to Indian Express, mermaidcore is described as a trend that's inspired by the fictional sea creatures that give it its name. The style includes ocean motifs, shimmer, iridescent colors, and accessories. While the aesthetic is new, mermaids have been an inspiring style for years. According to Fashion Magazine, designer Marcel Rochas created what is known as the "mermaid silhouette" in the 1930s.


Since Rochas, many have incorporated mermaidcore into their daily fashion and collections. Brands like Versace, Burberry, and more have taken inspiration from the underwater creature to create a beautiful look. But it doesn't just have to be the realm of high fashion — anyone can incorporate mermaidcore into their daily style. This can be done by creatingg sheer outfits to create a "wet look" or having outfits that flow similarly to how they would if you were under the sea.

How to wear seashells in your hair

While it's most common to incorporate mermaidcore into your outfits, this can easily be added to your hair with seashells. Seashells can be seen as a staple attraction when going to the beach or around the sea. When looking at seashells it might seem impossible to add them to your hair, but with a few simple steps — as demonstrated by RellzRellz on TikTok — you'll see why shells are the hair accessory trend that will be everywhere this summer.


The first step is getting a normal plastic seashell that you can find at your local beauty supply or fashion shop. Then put it through a hair crochet needle and attach a small rubber band to the end of the needle. (Please note that the rubber band should be the circumference of your finger.) From there, push the seashell from the needle so the rubber band is attached to the shell. After that, double-knot the shell with the rubber band for stability. When everything is secure, tie the seashell to your hair for an effortless look. Repeat as many times as you like.