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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 04, 2021
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!