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Put aside your scrunchies, the claw clip has made its way back into the spotlight! Once viewed as outdated and even grandmotherly, trendsetters like international supermodels Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie made this basic accessory stylish once again.


Practical, easy-to-use, yet stylish all at the same time, claw clips are the must-have hair accessory this year. We show you how to add a little effortless glam into your daily looks with a few seconds of your time every morning.



How to create the claw clip styles seen above

What you’ll need

  • Comb (or fingers!)
  • Claw clip
  • Hairspray (optional)


  • Using a comb or your fingers, part your hair. While this look is usually worn with a middle part, it’s known to be particularly flattering on round, square, heart, and oval faces. Oblong and diamond face shapes may prefer an off-centre, or side part to shorten the face.
  • Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck, then slowly twist your hair while pulling it upwards to the crown of your head. Individuals with longer hair may need to fold the remaining length downwards beside the coiled section.
  • Clip your hair in place using the claw clip. You may need a larger or smaller clip depending on your hair thickness and length!
  • Finish off with hairspray to lock the style in place, and tease out a few strands of hair around your face for the effortless look. Or, for a super slick look à la Bella Hadid, use a strong hold hair gel to smooth hair flat against your scalp.

A bonus perk to this office-friendly look is that you’ll have defined, natural waves ready for a night out once you release the clip. Ready to try this one out? Here are a few of our favourite ones to add to your shopping cart too!

Other claw clip styles to try

Secure a ponytail


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Half up, half down

The half up, half down style looks good whether you have long or short hair.


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Twist bun

Secure a twist bun with the claw clip for a polished look.


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Accessorise French braid

Make your French braid more interesting with a statement claw clip.


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Claw clips you can buy online

Metal claw clip

Claw Clips Trend Metal Claw Clip

Add a bit of glitz to your look without looking like you tried to hard with a simple gold claw clip like this one. Since these clips are a little smaller in size, short to medium hair lengths will work best.

From $3.40 on Shopee.

Tortoiseshell pattern hair claw

Claw Clips Trend Tortoiseshell Clip

Refrain from basic shades like black and navy as they can make your look dated instead of trendy. Instead, for a chicer option that’s still work-ready, opt for a subtle tortoiseshell pattern like in this one. Note: this looks similar to the one BLACKPINK’s Jennie wore.

Retails on SHEIN for S$6.

Clear hair claws

Claw Clips Trend Clear Claw Clips

Try this clear one for a more unique look! The larger size allows it to hold more hair out of your face while still looking stylish.

Available for S$5 for two on SHEIN.

Studded couture jaw clip

Claw Clips Trend France Luxe Claw Clip

Want to invest in something of better quality? We don’t blame you. Here’s a well-made acetate one that’s easy to go with any getup. Its black body is embellished with tiny gold studs around its border for an interesting touch.

S$68 on Nordstrom.

Pearl claw clip

Pearl Claw Clip

These dainty pearl claw clips are great even for a formal occasion.

From S$3.15 on Shopee.