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The Friday morning conundrum: You need to look semi-put-together, but ugh, the effort. You need a hairstyle that takes minimal energy but looks like you didn’t just roll out of bed. Enter: the claw clip. (Oh yeah, it’s back.) Here, seven ways to rock this plastic-banana lifesaver.

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A Fluffy Half-Up

Separate hair into two sections (one that starts above your ears and one that starts below) and clip the top half of your hair near the crown of your head to create volume up top.

Free People ($12)

An Exaggerated Bang

Curly-haired ladies, this one’s for you. Section your hair for a half-up ’do, but twist it so that the ends rest on top of your head. Clip it in place, and let the extra curls give your bangs some volume.

Tasha ($28)

A Messy Topknot

Perfect for post-Saturday spin class: Just gather all your hair on top and clip with an extra-large claw, leaving a few strands sticking out at the bottom.

Free People ($24)

A Pulled-Back Twist

Welcome to the grown-up version of your elementary school go-to. Grab a section of strands and twist away from your face toward the back of your head, then secure with a smaller clip. 

Urban Outfitters ($10)

A Loose Braid

For added intrigue, loosely gather hair to the back and begin braiding lower than you normally would. After securing with an elastic, grab fallen strands from either side around the middle and pull back into a decorative clip.

ASOS ($8)

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A Low Twisted Bun

Or gather your entire mane into a low ponytail, then twist the hair around itself into a bun. Then clip it in place, leaving a few strands loose. Effortless goals: achieved.

Karina ($10)

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