Pearl barrettes and hair clips that screamed “WERK” or “QUEEN” have had their time in the social media limelight. But if what the fash pack comprising Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber are wearing is anything to go by, claw clips, also known as butterfly clips, are making a comeback. While these claw clips have long been synonymous with the Karens (a.k.a. your friendly, neighbourhood aunties) of Singapore, we reckon that it is time this ‘90s hair accessory made its comeback, alongside the scrunchie and headband.
Besides their retro impact, there’s another reason why we love claw clips. Unlike a hair tie, these clips don’t leave us with a tension headache while they work effectively to hold hair away from our faces. If you are finding it difficult for the clip to hold the hair in place, you can a) switch to a bigger claw clip or b) give your ponytail a couple of twists before clipping it in place. Here are some you can consider adding to your hair accessories stash.