Now that the sun’s out to play, we’re all reaching out for our trusty hair ties to get our locks up and out of the way. But we have to admit—it's tiring to see hair being pulled out along with our hair ties. Yes, it's normal, but hair ties can actually break your strands apart if you wear them too often and too tightly! While there are some variants of hair ties that are safer for your hair, why not go for a trendy, super cute alternative—like the claw clip—instead?
Claw clips have made a big comeback, with models such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner rocking them with their off-duty looks. With tons of styles, sizes, and ways to use them, claw clips can save you from that extra layer of heat brought by your locks, while also adding some oomph to your look and outfit. Below, you’ll find 10 hairstyle inspirations for rocking claw clips in the summer heat!
10 Claw Clip Hairstyles to Try This Summer
1. The Pony
This is probably the easiest way of styling claw clips. Just grab all your hair and secure it as you would with a hair tie! Wear this with your most eye-catching clip to refresh such a classic hairstyle.
2. The Classic Twist
This hairstyle is chic and perfect for the minimalist. However, keep in mind that this works best on long hair, since you’ll be twisting from the middle of the strands! Using a bigger-sized claw clip is also key to keep this hairstyle looking clean.
3. The Half and Half
Section off the upper half of your hair, secure with a flower-shaped claw clip, and you’re ready to rock that Y2K look in a snap! We especially love this style because it brings out extra dimension, especially on short hair.
4. The Loose Half-up Bun
For a look that’s casual but still put together, section the hair near the crown of your head to leave some face-framing strands, form a half bun, and clip it. This works especially great on thin, fine hair because it doesn’t require sectioning off all your strands.
5. The Twisted Ponytail
When you think of claw clips, this is probably the style that comes to mind first. But don’t be fooled—a style like this is elegant enough to go with most looks! We recommend adding some waves into your hair for some texture and drama.
6. The Grunge
Yes, claw clips can totally look edgy if you want them to. For this style, make sure to leave out the very ends of your hair from the twist when clipping it up to create that spiky, edgy look. Use gel or hairspray to smooth out the rest of your hair to keep the look sleek.
7. The Ponytail Bun
Want to have your hair up while still showing off its length? Twist everything up in a bun without completely tucking the ends in, and then secure the half-finished knot with a claw clip to let the rest of your hair flow out.
8. The Dutch Braid
For a more intricate style, section your hair into two halves and Dutch braid them. Once the braids reach the nape of your neck, gather both sections, twist into a bun, and secure it with a claw clip. This style is great to wear in between your shampoo days to hide unwanted grease!
9. The Micro Pigtails
Live up the throwback essence of a claw clip by taking mini-sized clips and using them to create pigtails! Use clips with a butterfly or flower design to make the look extra nostalgic and whimsical. Doesn’t this style take you back to the good old days?
10. The Space Buns
This hairstyle is pretty self-explanatory. Twist two large sections of your hair up into buns and secure them with mini claw clips! This is also a great hairstyle to create heatless waves for your nights out.
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