11 Easy Claw Clip Hairstyles to Upgrade Your Casual Looks

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Look, scrunchies are all good and dandy, but there’s another '90s hair accessory making a comeback. Enter: claw clips, the latest answer to all your casual updos and messy buns. Friends (specifically Rachel Green) was always hair inspo, but now popular influencers (like Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber) are bringing back the everyday statement clip. So whether you're prepping for a Zoom call or going on an outdoor lunch date, we have 11 easy claw clip hairstyles to make your go-to looks extra chic.

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1. Tousled 'do

Nothing says casual but chic like this tousled ‘do. Just brush, twist and clip all your hair at the crown of your head. It’ll go from an elegant updo to a laid-back look just by leaving a few strands out in the front and back. You’ll be ready for any last minute call with your boss.

Shop the clip: Amazon ($15); Anthropologie ($24); Shopbop ($75)

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2. Top Knot

Forgo the bobby pins and extra hair ties for a hair clip instead. After you perfect your top knot (aka a good ole twist and wrap around ponytail), clip the ends with mini claws and viola, your top knot got an upgrade.

Shop the clip: ASOS ($14); CoEditions ($18); Nordstrom ($65)

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3. Loose Braid

A braid is already elaborate, but how about adding some bold hair decor? Whether you're going for the two-twist, french or dutch braid, replace the hair ties for claw clips to really keep them secure.

Shop the clip: Etsy ($5); Amazon ($7); ASOS ($9);

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4. Messy Bun

No more hair sticking at the back of your neck while you’re working out. Gather your hair on the top of your head and grab a large claw to hold it all together. Problem solved and now you’re can exercise without any distraction.

Shop the clip: Etsy ($6); Ulta ($10); Nordstrom ($18)

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5. Twisted Bun

If top knots (or messy buns) aren’t your thing, consider this twisted bun. Create a ponytail at the very back of your head, twist it around and secure it with your go-to claw clip.

Shop the clip: SheIn ($2); Anthropologie ($24); Revolve ($28)

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6. Side Twists

Remember showing off this look (along with some fun butterfly clips)? Well, we found a grown-up version that’ll bring back the nostalgia. Grab a few front strands, twist to the side and clip. This is great for all hair lengths.

Shop the clip: Urban Outfitters ($10); Lulus ($14); Amazon ($15)

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7. Half Up 'do

Whether you have long, short, fine or curly hair, this half-up 'do is great for everyone. Just separate your hair into two sections, gather the top half and clip together. And leave some front strands out to elevate the look.

Shop the clip: Etsy ($8); Nordstrom ($42); Free People ($48)

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8. Twisted Up Do

This is the popular claw clip style that you can see Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner rocking. It’s all about twisting up and tucking your ponytail ends inside the claw clip. The intentional yet effortless look you’ve been waiting for.

Shop the clip: Etsy ($3); SheIn ($10); Free People ($16)

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9. Low Ponytail

No hair tie? No problem. For a low pony, grab all your hair and clip. One step and you’re ready to start your day. Bonus points if it’s a colorful or bedazzled claw clip.

Shop the clip: Urban Outfitters ($12); ASOS ($12); Wolf & Badger ($14)

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10. Double Clip

What’s better than one claw clip? Two. Small or big, have fun adding as many claw clips as your hearts desire. Plus, this technique is really helpful for curly gals or people with thick or long hair.

Shop the clip: ASOS ($11); Amazon ($13); Urban Outfitters ($12)

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11. Half Top Knot

You did the regular ole half up combo, now upgrade it to a half up top knot. Just wrap the top section in a bun and secure it with a mini claw clip.

Shop the clip: Etsy ($5); Anthropologie ($24); Nordstrom ($32)

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