Meet Machete: Luxury Italian Acetate Hair Accessories

Many cultures across the annals of human history have revered hair accessories as symbols of royalty, prestige, divinity, and valor. Even in the contemporary world, hair clips and pins continue to exude a sense of opulence and refinement for women worldwide.

While numerous hair accessories primarily serve the function of keeping hair away from the face, hair clips and pins effortlessly transform into fashion accessories that can enhance any look. At MACHETE, our handmade pieces are versatile and can complement a wide array of hairstyles, from the classic ponytail to an artfully disheveled half-do.

So, what are the most sought-after hair accessories? While there’s a vast array of names for these adornments, the timeless claw clip, barrette clips, French hair pins, and hair combs remain perennial favorites.

Whether you’re using mini clips to tame baby hairs or opting for jumbo clips to secure larger hair sections, understanding the techniques for using various hair accessories is crucial. The following hair accessories list provides insights into styling different MACHETE products and offers inspiration for styles that you might not have previously considered.


Fully metal clips may stand the test of time, but they’re often uncomfortable and not as stylish as one might hope. Plastic clips, while they may come in a variety of colors and patterns that suit any outfit style, tend to be very brittle and break easily. Rest assured with MACHETE’s handmade acetate accessories, your claw clip, barrette, or hair pin will last you for years to come. 


While you might traditionally view the purchase of a hair comb as merely a practical necessity, there’s no reason it can’t also serve as an equally aesthetically pleasing addition. MACHETE’s exquisite hair combs, available in timeless Classic Tortoise, bold Malachite, or gentle Ivory patterns, offer a touch of luxury to your hair accessory collection.

These MACHETE combs are not only of high quality but also completely waterproof, making them suitable for bathroom or shower use, as well as an elegant addition to your vanity. With a selection of four different sizes, you can easily find combs tailored for fine, straight hair, as well as those designed with curly hair and afros in mind, and everything in between.


MACHETE’s French hair pins consistently enjoy immense popularity, and they also make perfect gifts for the approaching holiday season. These accessories, with their sturdy design featuring no delicate moving parts, are ideal for tossing into your bag and carrying with you on the move.

The classic way to wear French hair pins is by crafting a stylish twisted bun or a charming half-up twist. Imagine those middle school days when some girls effortlessly secured their hair with a pencil – now imagine a more refined version. With a bit of practice, and perhaps a touch of teasing, you can effortlessly achieve a chic, runway-worthy look that exudes sophistication.


The barrette clip stands as a distinct type of hair accessory, secured with a metallic base clip that holds the hair firmly between a metal arm and a tension bar. What sets MACHETE’s barrette clips apart is their exquisite finish with a durable and eco-friendly acetate topper, a superior alternative to the plastic or resin commonly found in such accessories.

MACHETE’s array of barrette clips encompasses various sizes, shapes, and color patterns, making them perfect for enhancing any look or special occasion. Here are some creative ways to wear and style our diverse barrette collection.

For a subtle touch, opt for small barrettes like our No. 3 clips from the Heirloom Collection. These are designed to keep hair away from the eyes or secure small sections of hair. A chic recommendation: experiment by stacking multiple clips on top of each other to create a unique twist on a classic look.

Just like claw clips, larger barrette clips, such as the Jumbo Box Clip, excel at securing French twists in place. Easily fasten the clip just below the thickest part of the twist for a secure hold.

The Jumbo clip comes in both Box and Oval shapes, allowing you to play with an array of shapes and colors. Use them to accessorize your braids or ponytails with multiple barrettes, or employ them in lieu of hair elastics for low ponytails. The style possibilities are virtually limitless!


Claw clips rank among the most versatile options in the realm of hair accessories. Whether you’re preparing for a night out on the town or enjoying a cozy evening in loungewear, claw clips effortlessly and stylishly enhance your hair. Furthermore, they offer a heat-friendly alternative that helps minimize potential hair damage. Here are several ways to don MACHETE claw clips, each catering to different hair types and styles.

The Mini Heirloom claw excels at pulling small hair sections away from your face or adding a touch of flair to already styled portions of your hair.

When it comes to styling larger sections of hair into an elegant hanging ponytail or a modified French twist, the Midi Heirloom and Grande Heirloom claws are your go-to accessories. These styles exude sophistication and class while saving you both time and effort compared to traditional updos. The key is to select a clip that complements the thickness and texture of your hair. For those with thin to medium hair, the Midi Heirloom clip provides ample hold. If your hair is thick, curly, textured, or you simply desire a more secure grip, opt for the Grande Heirloom claw.

Rather than relying on a hair elastic to secure a low bun, consider using the Midi or Twin Heirloom claws to maintain the bun’s position, creating a chic and contemporary twist on the classic messy bun.

Find something you love for yourself or your clients. Shop MACHETE hair accessories for the easiest, most versatile way to elevate any hairstyle.