The TikTok Hair Trend You Should Try For A Vintage '90s Look

If you've already missed the PSA, claw clips are back with a vintage-inspired vengeance. After teaching the masses how to create the perfect 1970s-inspired bombshell waves, TikTok is yet again inspiring resuscitations of long-forgotten hair trends. As Grazia reported, TikTok user @taylor_pfeffer took to the platform to display the stylish power of claw clips, twisting her hair into multiple styles with colorful clips. These clips first became popular in the 1990s and became a relatively low maintenance way to add a stylish accessory into the mix. Recently, celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid have been seen sporting the claw clip. "I think the big, exaggerated claw clip is on trend because fashion and hair dictate each other and we're all just reminiscing about another time right now," Ted Gibson, celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of STARRING by Ted Gibson, told InStyle. "The clip can bring out a fun hairdo, and I love that it's versatile in the way that you can use it."


Aside from indulging in one of the most popular hairstyle trends of 2021, Gibson also pointed out the fact that you will be doing your locks a favor by opting for a clip to create that updo instead of a hair tie or scrunchie. "Especially when used on wet hair, elastics can cause breakage over time," Gibson told InStyle. "A claw clip is an alternative to putting your hair up without the risk of damaging it."

There are multiple ways to rock the claw clip trend

Before pulling your hair up with a claw clip, it's important to keep in mind that the trend actually looks a bit more fashionable when every hair is not in its place, according to InStyle. While there are plenty of '90s-inspired claw clips available, many are also opting to rock a more updated version of the vintage trend. "Claw clips have been bubbling since the 2018 runway shows, but the quintessentially '90s trend has been distilled into a more refined look to fit 2021," Who What Wear reported." Nowadays, you can expect to see more dainty takes on claw clips with delicate details and in pretty golden finishes."


No matter what sort of claw clip style you gravitate towards, Madison Sullivan, a New York City-based hairstylist, told TODAY that the hair accessory can help facilitate a number of hairstyles. "Use the claw clip to secure a twisted bun, dress up a half down or half up-style or traditionally clipped in a parted low-back hairstyle!" Sullivan told TODAY. Obviously, those with thicker hair will need to invest in a larger, more durable claw clip.

Grab that claw clip now to embrace your inner Rachel Green.