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How to wear hair clips like a cool girl!

How to wear hair clips like a cool girl!

Hair clips are the hottest trend in fashion and cosmetics right now, and they're functional, inexpensive, and flattering on everyone.

Hair accessories are the go-to trend this season, according to some of the most well-known designers, like Alexander Wang and Donatella Versace, who sent their models down the runway with clips, pins, barrettes, and headbands during fashion week. The versatility of this appearance, as well as the nostalgia of the 1990s, when snap clips took over hairstyles and got scattered around our backpacks, are the best parts of it.

Cute hair clip Speckle Accessories

Hair clips, however, have grown up since then, with more designs and options than just clipping two on either side of your part. It’s also a trend that’s no longer reserved for our little sisters, with women sporting the hair trend during their 9 to 5 or for a night out

There are several ways to incorporate the hair clip trend into your look. Whether you are using them to keep your hair out of your face when you’re working, to add a pop or colour to a monochrome outfit, or to glam up your hair for a night out, hair clips don’t have to cost a fortune or require any heavy styling. Here are some easy ways to wear hair clips like a cool girl, without looking like you're still in grade school. 

Business casual

Take it from the king of accessory designers himself, Michael Kors. “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit,” he said. No matter what your 9 to 5 is, we all have a go-to hairstyle that gets us up and out of the house as soon as possible. Whether it’s simple waves, a run-through with a straightening iron, or a topknot, sometimes it’s all about speed over style from Monday to Friday. The beauty of the hair clip trend is you don’t need much time to incorporate it into your look.

Hair Clips for Business Style

Use a metallic bobby pin or barrette where your hair parts if you’re wearing it down, wavy, straight, or curly. For straight hair, add a clip to both sides, or just one at the side of your part. Placing a few smaller or thinner clips or bobby pins just above the ear is also a simple and subtle option. For those with curly or more voluminous hair, choose bigger or more intricate clips or barrettes so they stand out from your curls. This little detail adds some pizzazz to your everyday look.

Chic and girly

Headed to brunch? A day of shopping? Or just grabbing a coffee with your girls? Hair clips can add a simple touch of personality to an otherwise casual look, making it totally Instragram-worthy.

Have fun with it and try out the layered look. Gather your hair to one side and secure a couple clips, one under the other. You can also mix and match with colors or textures for a bolder look.

Hair Clips for Chic and Girly Looks

Add a twist or a braid and pin it back with a jumbo clip or several small ones.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match accessories and break traditional style rules. Tie your hair back with a scarf and pin any loose hairs with clips or bobby pins that will compliment your look. The trick is to avoid over-styling your hair itself and let the hair clips be the star of the show.

Edgy and cool

Hair Clips for a cool look

Statement clips or slogan barrettes are perfect for an edgier look. Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve, put your feels on your hair. British designer Ashley Williams is famous for putting statement clips (made with crystals, no less) on the map, adorning her models during fashion week with clips with crystallized words on them. While Ashley Williams’ clips can run you upwards of $100, there are several more affordable dupes that can easily fit any budget. 

Sport these crystal-adorned clips with your LBD or motto jacket. They can be pinned into sleek, straight hair, or at the side of a bun or ponytail. Slogan barrettes and branded clips enable you to create playful looks easily. 

Want to dial up the drama and have even more fun with your look? Try out hair extension for more volume and length or to play with colors and texture without commitment or damage. Try creating a long, thick braid, and adding multiple pins throughout!

Branded clips are right in line with the slogan barrettes at the haute couture houses, and we are all over it. From pearl clips at the Chanel show to crystal encrusted Gucci barrettes, we can now cover ourselves in luxury from head to toe.

Romantic date

For a date night out, we think simple is sexy. Whether this is a metallic clip or a barrette pinning soft waves to one side of your face, your hair accessory should compliment your entire OOTN. Depending on your plans for the night, a little glitter or metallic pin just above the ear can add a nice feminine touch. If the occasion is more on the fancy side, opt for a clip that’s a little heavier on the embellishment.

Hair Clips

To get the look, twist your hair away from your face and securing it with a metallic clip.

Hair clips for wedding

Decorative clips and pins have long been used in bridal fashion, and while usually reserved for the bride and her maids, we think guests can rock them too.

For the bride, clips with added details like florals or feathers help compliment the veil, or can sometimes replace it entirely  for a more modern look. Brides can also opt to change their hair after the ceremony into something more modern and dance-appropriate. In this case, a hair clip switch is an easy way to transform your look from classic to edgy.  

Hair clip tips

When it comes to hair clips, placement is everything. Be sure to insert your clip in a manner that can help highlight your eyes or cheekbones, such as just above the ear with a low side-part.

Don’t be afraid to use more than one clip and align them to secure more hair, instead of trying to jam and close a bunch of hair into just one clip.

Hair Clips

While hair clips can add to your look, they don’t have to be the center of the show. Scatter one or two clips (especially more decorative or larger ones) behind your head for an equally stylish look.

Like any trend, be kind to your hair. There are so many options for hair clips available in terms of materials and the type of clasps or closures. Look for clips that won’t tug or break your hair. Also, try to find sizes and shapes that suit your hair texture, so they won’t get lost in your mane.

Have fun with it! The hair clip trend has a youthful image attached to it and pairing it with denim overalls, for example, may amplify a nostalgic look and feel – and if that’s what you’re going for, rock it! Otherwise, pair the trend with modern looks and styles to give it a more mature feel.

What do you think of the hair clip trend? Are you for it or against it?



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