As we’re nearing the end of summer, finding simple and effortless hairstyles can help significantly reduce your daily beauty regimen. With the fall season right around the corner, we’re currently paying close attention to claw clip hairstyles this August and into the next few months.
Claw clips are a decades-beloved trend, and are a simple and effective way to transcend any hair texture and add a sense of soft elegance no matter what you decide to wear with them. Whether it’s a flowy dress or a pair of denim jeans, claw clip hairstyles are timeless and extremely versatile, not to mention they’re perfect for those pesky bad hair days when you may not have the energy to style your hair. From modified French twists to relaxed updos, ahead are a few ways to wear claw clips for straight to curly hair.
French Twist Up-do
Known as a classic way to style claw clips, the French twist is a simple way to elevate an outfit.
The Steps: Start with dry and styled hair by gathering the hair at the nape of your neck as if you’re creating a low ponytail. Begin twisting the hair upwards, tucking the ends under as you go. The twist should be tight and secure against the back of your head. To finish the look off, hold the twisted hair against your head with one hand and use the other hand to insert the French twist hair clip vertically into the twist. Lastly, the comb-like teeth of the clip should slide in horizontally, securing the twist in place.
An effortless way to showcase those curly tresses, styling a claw clip with straight hair isn’t the only way.
The Steps: Start with clean, dry, and curled hair. You can either use a curling iron, rollers, or your natural curls depending on your preference. Next, part your hair where you typically part it. Then, create a horizontal part from ear to ear, dividing your hair into two sections, the top and the bottom. Once you’ve created a horizontal part, take the top section of your hair, which includes the hair from your crown to the front of your head. Lastly, gently twist this section to create a bit of texture and volume and hold the twisted top section in place and use a claw clip to secure it at the back of your head. The claw clip clip should hold the twisted hair securely while allowing the curls to cascade over it.
If you’re going on a date, or simply running errands, this style is for you.
The Steps: Start with clean, dry, and curled hair. Next, create a horizontal part from ear to ear, dividing your hair into two sections. Then gather the top section, which includes the hair from your crown to the front of your head, and hold the top section by gently twisting it to create a bit of texture and volume. Lastly, lift the twisted section slightly, pulling it away from your face.
This style is extremely simple to achieve and is great for both indoor and outdoor gatherings.
The Steps: Start by parting your hair in the center or on your preferred side, depending on your usual style and take a section of hair from one side of your head, starting from above your ear and extending towards the back. Gently twist the selected section of hair to create a bit of texture and volume. Lastly, lift the twisted section slightly to the back of your head and finish.
Twists are a beloved protective style that adds a bit of edge to any and every outfit. Trying clipped-up twists not only makes the style even more low maintenance but adds an appealing flair.
The Steps: Start with clean, dry, and styled hair. This style works well with straight, wavy, or curly hair. Next, part your hair in the center or on one side, depending on your preference. Divide the section into two smaller sections and twist these sections around each other, continuing until you reach the end of the section. Once the twists are complete, use a hair clip or bobby pins to secure the twisted section at the back of your head. The clip should hold the twist in place.
No matter what your hair texture is, claw clips are versatile hair accessories that can be used to create various hairstyles. Known for their effortless and simple appeal, claw clips are great for holding hair in place and adding a stylish touch to your look.