Not all trends get a second chance, but luckily claw clips aren’t one of them! The 90s hairstyle is back and as versatile as ever. Great for casual styles as well as easy up-do’s for dinners or nights out, there’s no limit to what the mighty claw clip can do.
The versatility of the claw clip
The styling possibilities of a claw clip are endless--it can be used to create a variety of looks ranging from chic to sporty. Not only that, but you can decide which type of claw clip to use for which style, there is a wide range of styles to choose from. Opt for a large claw clip embellished with rhinestones if you want to create an elegant evening look. For a sporty look you could use small tortoiseshell claw clips, and if you want to keep it casual choose a funky-colored claw clip to add a statement pop of color to your look. The best thing about claw clip hairstyles is that they are so easy to create. Here, we’ve put together our favorites claw clip styles for you to try.
This is probably the first style you think of when ‘claw clip hairstyles’ come to mind. It simply requires you to gather your hair at the nape of your neck as if you were doing a ponytail, then twist the hair on itself and upwards onto the back of your head. You may have to fold the ‘ponytail’ in half if you have long hair. Place the claw clip over it and ensure all the hair is contained. Effortless! For extra volume at the roots to make sure this style really pops, give göt2b® Volumaniac™ Bodifying Spray Powder a try.
Half Up Hairstyle
Can’t decide whether to have your hair up or down? Why not both? Separate your hair into a top and bottom section and clip the top part together with the claw clip, leaving the rest loose. Pull out some strands at the sides to fame your face or leave them be if you’d rather keep hair off your face. This style works on any kind of hair although if yours is curly, you can ensure the curls stay bouncy with göt2b® Be Twisted Curl Reviver Cream, which nourishes your hair as well as banishing frizz for 96 hours.
Upgrade Your Bun
After you’ve perfected your bun, whether it’s a high bun, low bun, space buns, etc. instead of securing it in place with tons of bobby pins, why not use a claw clip instead? Either one large one strategically placed at the top or on the side, or lots of mini ones surrounding the whole bun. To slick down the sides and keep pesky flyaways at bay, we recommend göt2b® Chillin’ Light Hold Gel, which offers hold and shine without leaving your hair feeling hard or sticky.
This style was all the rage in the 90s, but usually with butterfly clips instead. For a more, dare we say, grown up version of the style, why not use two small claw clips instead? Part your hair and grab several strands from the front and twist them to the back on both sides, securing them in place with the clip. Then simply leave the rest of your hair loose. If your hair is naturally wavy, let göt2b® Beach Trippin’ Texturizing Finishing Spray help you make the most of these stunning waves by highlighting them while at the same time providing flexible hold.
Can’t find your hair tie? Grab a claw clip instead! Did you know they’re actually gentler on your hair than a hair tie? Bonus! Simply gather up all your hair and place the clip where you would normally tie your hair tie. Use a clip similar to your hair color for a sophisticated look or grab a sparkly one for a playful touch. Finish with some göt2b® Defiant Shine Pomade to help give your ponytail high shine and a bit of hold.
And there you have it, five super easy claw clip hairstyles for you to experiment with. Just don’t blame us if your claw clip collection gets out of hand!