Claws On The 90s Hair Trend Making A Major Comeback

Twist ‘n’ snap!


By Rosie Dann | 4th May 2021

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to styling my hair, I’m generally pretty hopeless (aka, lazy).

My standard morning grooming routine usually consists of a rushed once-over with whatever hairbrush I can find. Other days, I’ll frantically hunt for some bobby pins and sweep my third-day hair into a questionable attempt at a sleek and sophisticated ponytail. If I’m feeling extra inspired, I might spend a solid five minutes quickly running a straightener over my locks, but I’m not gonna lie, that’s about as technical as it gets.

Lucky for me and all the other low-maintenance ladies out there, the latest hair trend to emerge in 2021 is the definition of no-fuss. The rumours are true: the 90s claw clip is officially cool again.

That’s right, folks; Rachel Green’s favourite accessory is back, which means creating an effortlessly chic up-do is now as simple as twist ‘n’ snap! Easy, quick, practical, and affordable? Sign us up!

Many celebrity it-girls have been spotted sporting the throwback trend in recent months, looking impossibly cool and casually glamorous while they’re at it. Meanwhile, Instagram fashionistas have leapt on the bandwagon, serving some serious looks and styling inspo. The result? Ultimate hair envy, of course.

One of the biggest perks of this retro accessory is undoubtedly its versatility. The large traditional tortoiseshell claw is a tried-and-true classic that pairs seamlessly with just about any outfit, whereas sleek metallics, pearlescent prints, and pops of colour are a sure-fire way to elevate your ‘do.

For a sleek and polished look, pull your hair back into a Bella Hadid-style up-do, or keep things romantic and relaxed with a soft sweep-up and let those tendrils hang loose.

For an elegantly feminine feel, opt for a half-up style with a smaller statement claw, or channel your inner 90s kid and section out your locks with some adorable butterfly clips.

Below are our top picks of the must-have claws and cutest clips to add to your cart. Happy shopping!

Lead image: @emmaleger, @lovisajewellery, @sophiebatzloff