How to Wear a Hair Clip

Hair clips were once an accessory of choice for young girls and teenagers, adding a layer of fun to their styles. These days, hair clips have achieved massive popularity, showing up on runways and in magazines, adding whimsy and class to any woman’s look. There are so many different hair clip styles and types to choose from, including simple bobby pins, alligator clips, claw clips, and pretty themed clips for all occasions. So, if you ever wanted to try styling your hair with hair clips, the time is now. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got a few ideas.

Wedding Style Adornment

wedding style hair clips

Whether your wedding is going to be a larger-than-life affair or a small gathering of friends, you should be the star of the show, with all eyes on you. A decorative floral hair clip can add an air of elegance to your style without overshadowing it. Recreate this look by doing a single braid, wrapping the braid around the base to create a bun, and finishing it off with a beautiful flower clip on the side.

Twisted Half Up Half Down with a Single Clip

hair clip twisted back

Though you can’t secure a lot of hair in mini claw clips, you can still use these clips for simple styles. For this twisted do’, take a small section of hair from above your ear and give it a twirl. Then repeat this on the other side. Pull the two pieces back until they meet behind your head. Secure the twisted sections with your mini claw clip and go!

Clipped Up Sides

clip on side of hair

Clipping up the sides of your hair is one of the easiest ways to use your favorite hair clip, since it takes only a few seconds to do. Once you’ve chosen the perfect clip that compliments your look, you’re ready to style. Just slide the open clip up from the front of your ear until it’s at the height you want and secure it in place.

Low Side Bun with Clip

Low side bun with clip

A bun is a versatile style that’s perfect for a shopping trip, a girls’ night out, or a classy event where you dress to impress. A low side bun is easy to create – just be sure to hold it in place with a few hidden bobby pins to keep loose hairs from popping out. A large flower hair clip can then be added above the bun to add interest. 

Life-like Butterfly Clip with a Braid

Butterfly braid clip

Realistic clips like this butterfly piece are a fantastic choice for outdoor events or just for adding a whimsical element to your style. To rock this gorgeous look, create a low, loose braid on one side, leaving some loose strands out to frame your face. Then add your butterfly clip near the crown of your head. The clip isn’t meant to hold the hair in place; it just adds a bit of eye-catching flair.

Who knew that hair clip styles could look so good? We did, and now you do! Using the above styles as inspiration, you’ve got all you need to use hair clips to elevate your styles and showcase your unique personality.


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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