15 Quick and Easy Claw-Clip Hairstyles That Instantly Elevate Any Look

Claw clips are having a big moment. From Bella Hadid to Hailey Bieber, celebrities and supermodels have brought back the '90s accessory trend, and we're seeing it all over our feeds right now. This time around, it's giving less Claire's Accessories and more supermodel vibes. And we're seeing claw clip hairstyles all over our feeds right now.


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It's perhaps unsurprising that the hair accessory has made such a big comeback. They look good on every hair texture and are a saving grace for when your hair just isn't behaving as it should, or if you're pushing your hair washday back. We've even spotted people applying a hair mask and twisting their hair up with a claw clip while it sinks in—chic and practical. 

There are so many claw-clip hairstyles to try. Why not take a look below for some claw-clip inspiration?

1. Half-Up, Half-Down


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If you have a lot of hair, you might find that a claw clip won't hold all of your hair up, but you can still get in on the claw-clip fun. Try putting half your hair up and securing it with a smaller claw clip.

2. Claw Clip With Tendrils


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If you've got face-framing layers, show them off by pulling a couple of strands free and curling them with a hair tong.

3. Sleek Claw-Clip Bun


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A claw clip can look chic and polished. Use a hair serum to add gloss to this slick claw-clip updo.

4. Classic Claw-Clip Twist-Up


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A classic claw-clip look—simply twist your hair around your index finger and secure it with a clip. Extra points for coordinating with your outfit.

5. Claw Clip With Coils


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Textured hair looks incredible with a claw clip. Opt for a larger clip size to secure thick hair in place.

6. Side-Parted Claw-Clip Updo


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For a twist on the style, side-part your hair and secure it with a claw clip. We love this sweeping side fringe.

7. Mini Claw Clip


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A smaller claw clip is ideal for securing smaller sections of hair like this half up, half down hairstyle.

8. Claw Clip With Curtain Fringe


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A curtain fringe looks amazing styled with a claw clip. Use a round hairbrush to dry the fringe to help keep the shape.

9. Claw Clip and Hair Mask


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Much like the cool-girl Olaplex bun, make your claw clip style work even harder by applying a hair mask or oil through the lengths and securing it in place. Hair conditioning and styling? Double win. 

10. Claw Clip With Waves


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Add an undone wave into the hair before putting your claw clip in. Wait for curls to cool before brushing out for a polished and long-lasting finish. 

11. Messy Claw-Clip Bun


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For bad hair days, a messy claw clip always looks intentional. 

12. Half-up Claw Clip Twist


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Take half of your lengths up, twist and secure with a claw clip. Easy peasy for off-duty days.

13. Claw Clip Beach Bun


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A claw clip is a must for your beach bag if you're headed on holiday to easily throw your hair up.

14. Statement Claw Clip


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Accessorise with a clip that contrasts in colour with your hair to finish off an outfit.

15. Casual Claw Clip


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Perfect for saving hair on windy days, keep a claw clip in your handbag—throwing your hair up in a casual twist is totally effortless. 

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This story was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.