Claw clips are having just as big of a moment now as they did in the ‘90s when the nifty hair accessory first debuted. Perhaps some of the craze surrounding the claw clip comes from its versatility. So, how do you style your hair with a claw clip? The styling options are endless!
In fact, you might be so overwhelmed with claw clip hair inspo that you don’t know where to start. Or you might be having trouble finding a claw clip hairstyle that suits your hair type. So we’ve rounded up our favorite tried and true tutorials (yes, we tried them ourselves!) for whatever hair texture, length, and occasion you want to try a claw clip hairstyle.
Thick Hair Claw Clip Hairstyle Hack
We understand gathering your thick hair into a claw clip can seem impossible. You might have even broken a claw clip or two in the process. If that sounds like you, this thick-hair claw clip hack is for you.
XXL Claw Clip Hairstyle
Want to take the effort out of styling your thick hair altogether? Invest in a jumbo-sized claw clip, which will do all the hard work for you!
Short Hair Claw Clip Hairstyle Hack
Another claw clip struggle? Short hair! We made getting your cute cut into a trendy claw clip hairstyle easy.
Fake Fringe Claw Clip Hairstyle Hack
If cutting bangs is not in your future, but you adore the look, try this updo reminiscent of fringe without any commitment. Add Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Original Hair Oil to your loose lengths to keep them smooth and frizz-free.
Side-Swept Claw Clip Style and Bohemian Half-Up Claw Clip Style
Use a small claw clip to break out of your daily styling routine by creating this effortless side-sweep or bohemian braided mini bun.
Easy Half-Up Claw Clip Hairstyle Hack
Avoid spiky or messy-looking ends with our fool-proof trick to the perfect half-up half-down hairstyle.
Long Hair Claw Clip Hairstyle Hack
Long hair is no excuse not to join in on the claw clip craze! This hack requires the help of a hair elastic, but believe us, it’s oh-so-worth-it.
Knotted Claw Clip Hairstyle
Normally, knots and hair are a recipe for disaster, but not this time. In the first tutorial in this claw clip compilation (the others we mention here!), you’ll see our model separate her hair into two sections and knot, then pull it up into a classy claw creation. Watch carefully to get it down pact!
Rosebud Half-Up Hairstyle and Tulip Half-Up Hairstyle
Florals for spring might not sound groundbreaking, but it is when it’s done like this. Here we walk you through two flower-inspired claw clip hairstyles for the ultimate spring and summer ‘do. Keep your hair origami intact by spraying Matrix Fixer Hairspray on your design.
Classic ‘90s Claw Clip Hairstyle
Consider this tutorial an ode to the classic style that made waves in the 1990s. Basic never looked this good!
Spiky Claw Clip Hairstyle on Silk-Pressed Hair
Silk-pressed locks pulled into a claw clip make for the perfect spiky ‘do. We suggest prepping hair with Mizani Press Agent Thermal Smoothing Raincoat Styling Serum before you throw it into your clip to keep flyaways at bay.
Loose Curls Claw Clip Hairstyle
Another simple way to switch up your claw clip styling is to use a curling iron to create romantic waves that add dimension to your style.
Rom-Com-Core Inspired Claw Clip Hairstyle
Taking the extra time to create this romcom-worthy claw clip style will make you feel like a leading lady. We suggest a few spritzes of Redken Root Tease Backcombing Texture Spray to get a teased crown—a staple addition to any rom-com queen’s look.
Messy Bun Dupe Claw Clip Hairstyle
Finally, a dupe that doesn’t cost a penny! Just whip out your trusty claw clip and follow the tutorial above to get a messy bun with minimal tension.
Roll and Tuck Claw Clip Hairstyle
This claw clip hairstyle is all about technique, but once you get it down, we promise it’ll quickly become a go-to look when you want to feel pulled together quickly.
Spiky Side-Part Claw Clip Hairstyle
#TeamMiddlePart can switch things up by crafting a spiky claw clip look with a side part. You’ll be surprised how much of an impact swapping your part can make.
Ballerina Bun Claw Clip Hairstyle
Any pilates princesses in the house? Add this ballerina bun held together by a claw clip instead of an elastic to your rotation of pilates-friendly hairstyles.
Bun Twist Claw Clip Hairstyle
We’re beginning to think that creating a bun with a claw clip is a 2023 flex. Follow the tutorial above for yet another version of a bun did à la claw clip.
Middle-Part Half-Up Claw Clip Hairstyle
Maybe you want to stay true to your middle-part ways. Don’t overthink it, and use this hack to save you time.
Hair Headband Claw Clip Hairstyle
Keep things sleek and totally ‘90s by creating the hair headband shown here. Instead of releasing the claw clip to reveal tousled strands like our model did here, keep it in! You can wear your hair down and throw in a claw clip midday to keep your hair from causing chaos. Matrix Controller Gel provides a (flak-free) strong hold, so your hair headband stays locked in place.
Half-Up Mini Pigtails With Claw Clip and Half-Up Curls with Claw Clip Hairstyle
Curly haired-cuties should try these fun claw clip styles that can be worn for a special occasion like a wedding or a fun night out. Use L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Expression 10-in-1 Mousse to add touchable definition to curls before pulling them up in your claw clip.
High and Teased Claw Clip Hairstyle
For extra volume, use a fine-toothed comb to tease the crown of your hair before throwing it into your updo. Leave your side bangs to hang free if you want an extra flirty finish.
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