Claw Clip Hair Hack

Melissa Radford
by Melissa Radford
2 Minutes

Claw clips have been resurging in popularity again with Y2K fashion trends coming back. You've probably been seeing these cute clips everywhere, so I thought I would share my hack for the perfect claw slip hairstyle every time! This works best for at least shoulder length hair.

Begin by collecting all of the hair you want to secure near the nape of your neck with one hand. You do not need to use a ponytail to secure this as the following steps will keep it in place without any ties. Leave any bang pieces out that you don't want to be pulled back.

Next, create a loop with all of your hair around your pointer finger.

Start twisting the finger with the hair loop and create a twirl. Move your finger upwards while twisting so that as more hair collects your finger moves toward the crown of your head.

Keep twisting your hair until the ends are just about fully secured in the twist. Depending on your hair thickness, you likely will not be able to twist anymore after the ends have reached the bottom of the twist.

Now that the twisting is complete, use your claw clip to secure the bulk of the twist near the top. You can play around with the height of the clip to give different final looks.

Here is the finished look! It's super easy to do this style and after practicing a few times you won't even need a mirror. You can tuck the end pieces in with bobby pins if they hang out or just leave them as I have.

Here are a few of my favourite claw clips lately: flowers, butterflies, regular variety pack, metallic, plumeria

If you would like to see a video version of this tutorial then come follow me over on TikTok where I have posted a video tutorial for this hair style!

These tips can be used to style pieces you already own or you can shop similar products to what I've used using the links in the text.

Make sure to follow me on instagram @melissaradford for more styling tips!

Here is another view of the hairstyle from the side.

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  • Lalee Lalee on Jun 06, 2022

    I luv luv luv doing this with long looks so elegant at the thing I’d do is tuck that end spikey piece under..I just don’t like that it’s not attractive ✌🏼


    Love this idea! Where do you get the flower clips