Hair accessories have taken centre stage in the last few years. From bobby pins, barrettes and hairpins to scarves and scrunchies, we have seen them grow from being just a tool to keep your hair in place to becoming a major style statement.

One such hair accessory that was huge in the 80s and 90s, and has once again made a comeback is the claw clip. Generally used to secure your hair in a bun, this trendy hair accessory has recently gained popularity. It not only is an effective way to keep long hair in place but can also be used as a statement piece to amp up your hairstyle.

Ahead, five super stylish ways to use claw clips to give your regular hairstyle a spanking update…

 

01. Half-up half-down

01. Half-up half-down

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Half-up half-down hairstyles look super fun and trendy for a day-time look. But if you want to alleviate your look, adding a statement claw clip is the way to go. This adds a lot more character to a basic half-up half-down hairstyle and makes it look instantly stylish.

 

02. Messy bun

02. Messy bun

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Give your regular messy bun a fun update by securing it with the trendy claw clip. Play around with fun prints and colours to go match your outfit.

 

03. Twisted updo

03. Twisted updo

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If you are looking to update your usual bun or prefer a no-fuss hairstyle on a day-to-day basis, this twisted updo with a big claw clip is just perfect. This is the ideal hairstyle for girls with long hair and looks oh-so-stylish!

 

04. Faux ponytail

04. Faux ponytail

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This is the perfect hairstyle for girls with thick hair. Simply hold up your hair in a ponytail at the back of your head and twist the base until you reach halfway. Using a big claw clip, secure it in place, leave the rest of your hair open (as shown in the picture) and voila! you’ve got yourself a voluminous faux ponytail.

 

05. Loose braid

05. Loose braid

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Braids are such a fun hairstyle, but here’s a way to make them look a lot more stylish and appealing. Tie your hair in a braid style of your choice and then secure the end using a claw clip. It’s really that simple!

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