15 Easy, Adorable Hairstyles You Can Do With a Hair Clip

Hair clips have been on the rise for a while now, but the trend has recently reached a fever pitch. Thanks to celebs like Bella Hadid and Megan Thee Stallion wearing hair accessories, I’m now wishing I held on to my Y2K-era butterfly clips and claw clips from Limited Too. (Gone, but never forgotten.) The good news is that tons of brands you love are re-creating the magic with utilitarian and super-stylish hair clips of all styles that work for all hair types and lengths.

Another trend worth checking out? The designer hair clip. It may be an investment, but hair accessories from Gucci, Prada, and more of the biggest labels continue to sell out, so it’s one you’ll likely be thrilled you made years down the road. Keep scrolling for 15 hairstyles featuring claw clips, butterfly clips, banana clips, and more. And shop the accessories that will help you re-create the looks.

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When in doubt, the LBC (little black clip) is a fail-safe solution for a daytime updo.

Everyone—I mean everyone—needs this drugstore duo of black and tortoiseshell clips that work for almost every occasion.

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Or go for a fun pop of color like Bella Hadid, who wore a coral hair clip with an otherwise neutral outfit. 

Machete’s swirly acetate clips have gained a cult following, and it’s easy to see why.

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A metallic jaw clip is a little more unexpected than black or tortoiseshell, but it’s just as easy to throw in your hair for a last-minute night out.

A pretty hair update for under $10? Sold.

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A tortoiseshell claw clip is perfectly retro and goes with every hair color. 

It’s not a real French twist unless it’s made with a jaw clip from France. Everyone knows that.

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Adding one or two of these on-trend Prada logo pins instantly elevates even the simplest style.

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Top off a simple braid with a logo hair clip for a little extra zhuzh

Worth the investment. (Just think of the cost per wear!)

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Spice up a low pony with a few clips (extra credit if they’re Dior).

Using simple gold barrettes is just as chic and way easier on your bank account.

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Butterfly clips are officially Hot Girl–approved. Just ask Megan Thee Stallion, who wore the trend with her sleek pigtail style.

For those of us who didn’t save our original butterfly clips, this set of 10 is a click away.

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Addison Rae may have been a baby when the butterfly-clip trend came around the first time, but you’d never know with this expert-level placement.

Not into butterflies? Try whimsical star clips instead.

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Dua Lipa basically has a PhD in early-aughts trends, and butterfly clips are no exception. If you’re going for larger butterflies, stick to one or two like Lipa did here.

This multicolor clip would be so pretty for a half-up hairstyle, too.

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Sparkly star pins add a dreamy, romantic touch to a loose braid, a ponytail, an updo—basically anything.

Great to have on hand long after the holiday season.

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Offset a topknot with an oversize gold hair clip like this pretty one from Lelet NY.

I’m willing to bet this pretty gold clip is unlike anything else in your collection.

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Or clip on pearl-adorned barrettes à la Lucy Hale, who also paired hers with matching pearl hoops.

The freshwater pearls have an organic, easy quality.

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Janelle Monae makes the case for pearl-topped bobby pins, which would be gorgeous for weddings or other evening events.

Wear the matching pearls, mix and match sizes, or pin them all into an updo—the options are endless.

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Adding two small tortoiseshell barrettes on otherwise undone hair? Asymmetrical perfection.

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