Cute Hairstyles To Replicate With Just A Claw Clip

As evident by social media, glossy magazines, and fashion events, the claw clip is back. In the 1990s, it was a go-to hair accessory, and now, more and more people are returning to it, once again, in order to create cool and cute hairstyles.


Thankfully, this is a pretty simple tool to use, meaning even those who are not great at fixing hair can effortlessly join in on the trend. Stars like Jessica Alba have been seen wearing claw clips recently, as well. Alba even summarized all of the benefits perfectly in People, saying, "I used to wear these back in the day, and I love that they made a come back. They are so easy to use, and they are perfect for keeping my hair out of my face whether I am running errands or unwinding in the bathtub after a long day."

That being said, here are three fun hairstyles to try, which all feature this nostalgic hair accessory.

The French twist is oh so easy and elegant

First up, there is the French twist. To start, gather your hair like you are going to put it into a low ponytail. Wrap your fingers around the gathered hair and twist it around and around until just the ends of your hair are poking out. That's when you clip up this entire twisted section, as explained by Shape, with your claw clip.


This is one of the easiest hairstyles out there, as anyone can achieve this look and do so without the use of any other products or tools. All you need is just a simple and stylish claw clip. Plus, it adds a touch of elegance, making it a more dressed-up choice than, say, a ponytail or a messy bun.

It is also a style that is regularly seen on celebrities, such as Elizabeth Banks, Eva Longoria Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Gwen Stefani, and Jessica Biel, according to Hairstyles Weekly.

A messy bun can be enhanced with this nostalgic accessory

Recently, Yahoo! Life rounded up hairstyles that are trending on social media, and they all happen to be inspired by the 1990s. One of these is a messy bun taken to the next level with a claw clip.

The instructions are, once again, quite simple: Put your hair up into a messy bun and clip it all up. That is it! This can even be done with just a section of your hair, making for a cute half-up, half-down style.


The comeback of claw clips is nostalgic for kids of the '90s, and it is pretty helpful as well since it is a great way to get ready faster in the morning and when heading out. Hairstylist Carly Zanoni discussed this with HuffPost, saying, "[Claw clips] are great if you want to twist your hair up in the back, put one of those clips and keep it out of your face."

The new way to do a ponytail is with a claw clip

Finally, the last cute look on this list is a ponytail done with a claw clip, and it is another hairstyle that is beyond easy to achieve. Instead of twisting all your hair up, create a normal ponytail that is held with one of these trendy accessories, rather than a rubber band. The final product will leave long strands hanging down in the back but in a whole new and fresh way.


This can be done when running out the door for errands, when wearing a new outfit on date night, or when lounging around the house, as it keeps locks out of your face in an effortless and put-together way. And, like the other styles listed, it is very trendy and very much inspired by stars such as Bella Hadid, as pointed out by celebrity hairstylist Liam Curran in Stylist.