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    31 Hair Clips So Cute You'll Want To Put Your Hair Up Every Day

    Keep every single strand on lock with the ultimate accessory that's both stylish and functional.

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    1. A large square claw clip whose colorful stripes, '90s nostalgia, and sturdy gripping power make for an unbeatable combination.

    Buzzfeed editor wearing the candy stripe square claw at back of head
    product image of the two square claw clips
    Rachel Dunkel / Buzzfeed, Chunks

    Chunks is an Asian woman–owned small business based in Seattle that makes recycled acetate hair clips and sunglasses in a ton of delightful colors and prints!

    "My coworker Melanie Aman wrote a review of some clips from Chunks and I instantly knew I needed to have one (the brand's excellent name did also contribute to this decision, I can't lie). I'm growing my hair out from a bob and have finally been able to return to putting it up in a claw, the only '90s trend I'm really putting my weight behind. My sad, weak, boring go-to claw I got from a drugstore recently snapped in half when I smushed all of my hair into it — traumatic! But this large claw from Chunks is SO strong, I have no fear of breaking it. It's the perfect size for my shoulder-length medium-thick hair, but I know I'll be able to keep wearing it as my hair grows. I also simply want everything I put on my body to be in a loud print, so this fits the bill!" —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Chunks for $16.50 (available in two designs).

    2. A set of metal claw clips with a minimalist wire look that will actually hold all your hair for once.

    reviewer selfie with the rose gold clip holding up a bun
    model with the gold clip in hair / product image of the gold clip

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about these clips. They are a nice sturdy metal and seriously hold my long, thin hair up and back without issue. I’ve really struggled to find a hair clip that doesn’t leave strands of hair falling out of it within a half hour but these hold for hours, even when I’m laying down! I love them. LOVE." —piagg

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A pack of sectioning clips for the amateur hairstylist who's always trying out a new bang look — these babies have a rubber grip that'll make sure no strands get in the way while you work.

    reviewer photo of the black salon clip holding up a bun
    reviewer photo showing the black clip

    Promising review: "These clips are fantastic!!! I’m in beauty school and these are definitely the best sectioning clips I’ve used so far. They really lock onto the hair like no other! I also love that they sent extra rubber pieces in case they snap or wear down. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend." —Julie Rosado

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. A blinged-out, personalized name hair clip so you can wear your appellation (or whatever else you want) loud and proud.

    model wearing a name hair clip that says
    assorted shiny personalized name hair clips
    Queens Reign / Etsy

    Queens Reign is a Black woman–owned Etsy shop based in the UK that sells hair clips and jewelry.

    Promising review: "Had a customized clip made in the name 'Carter' for my baby shower. The clip was high quality and durable. Quick shipping! The clip was very beautiful and impressive. Was exactly what I wanted and I received so many compliments on it. Highly recommend purchasing!" —Erica Racquel

    Get it from Queens Reign on Etsy for $4.37+ (choose from left or right side and up to nine letters).

    5. A Big Effin Claw Clip (literally) that was made to be the most Instagram-worthy part of your outfit.

    model wearing sparkly blue claw clip and butterfly clip to hold updo
    product image of assorted claw clips on white marble background
    Emi Jay, Emi Jay / Via

    Emi Jay is a small business started by founders Julianne Goldmark and Emily Matson when they were in eighth grade(!!!). 

    Get it from Emi Jay for $34 (available in a lot of other colors)!

    6. A minimalist claw clip that'll have you planning out what color clip you'll wear to go with your outfit (because there's 23 to choose from).

    mannequin head wearing two of the minimalist claw clips
    product image of three dusty pink / mauve claw clips of increasing size
    Alex K Boutique / Etsy

    Alex K Boutique is an Etsy shop that sells cute face masks, hair accessories, jewelry, and more.

    Promising review: "Loveeee it! I have such thick hair, it’s shoulder length and I can still never get claw clips to hold in my hair without snapping, until this one! Works wonders and it's so cute on." —holly olivia

    Get it from Alex K Boutique on Etsy for $5.99+ (available in 23 colors and a milky, glossy, or matte finish).

    7. A ribbon hair clip exuding elegance and sophistication, that'll also cinch all your strands in place.

    model wearing the ribbon hair clip in an updo
    product image of the gold hair clip, opened
    Gleeful Land / Etsy, Gleeful Land/ Etsy

    Gleeful Land is an Etsy shop that sells cute cases, tech accessories, and office accessories.

    Promising review: "Bought both silver and gold and I must say they are great. I have very thick, long, curly hair and it holds terrific without pulling, very comfortable in fact. Would recommend. It's a far cry to what's being sold at any local store. The quality is outstanding." —Sandra

    Get it from Gleeful Land on Etsy for $9.98+ (available in gold or silver and in two sizes).

    8. A pack of colorful tiny hair clips so you can hop on the trend and transport your style back to the early 2000s (and for under $3)!

    reviewer selfie with clear butterfly clips in hair, holding up peace sign
    reviewer photo with butterfly clips in hair

    Promising review: "These were smaller than I expected, which is actually what I like about them. They hold my six-year-old’s straight, long, fine hair perfectly and stay in place much better than clips! No slipping! They are also super cute because they are tiny. Even though they are tiny they seem durable. Great purchase especially for the price!" —FitDaddy

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.77.

    9. A Pattern beauty hair clip for curly or textured hair reviewers say actually manages to holds their curly hair, unlike many others! 

    model hand holding the claw clip
    product image of the clip standing upright, yellow background
    Pattern Beauty, Patttern Beauty

    Pattern Beauty is a haircare small business founded by actress Tracee Ellis Ross to celebrate and empower people with curly, coily, and tight hair textures. Check out all their products here!

    Promising review: "So my hair is thick and down to my knees, and this clip can ACTUALLY hold it all in place without having to readjust or even think about the fact I have a clip in. Whattttttt! Amazing! I can't even count how many other basic clips I've purchased and snapped in half trying to get them to clip in better to actually hold my hair in place. Don't have to worry about hair ties damaging my hair either, which was happening often as I didn't have anything to tie it back with that worked. I will say at first glance, this clip doesn't necessarily look like I can hold that much but, yes, yes it can, don't even underestimate it haha. And the clip is extremely lightweight too, which is perfect because no one wants to add even more weight to their hair! Bravo PATTERN!" —Lindsay F.

    Get it from Pattern for $10.

    10. A circle hair clip so dainty and cute you'll barely notice it's there — except when you feel the cool breeze on your face from your hair being clipped out of the way.

    reviewer photo with the gold circle clip at the back of hair
    reviewer photo of the gold and silver circle clips in palm

    Promising review: "I thought this would only hold a small amount of hair, more like a clip. But it actually secures my hair back surprisingly well!" —Ariella

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A set of geometric hair clips that comes with four adorable designs, so you can be both fashion-forward and functional.

    reviewer with moon clip in hair
    product image collage of the four hair clip designs

    Promising review: "These barrettes are wonderful! They hold hair tightly because of the metal teeth that help to keep the barrette secure, even in my very soft and silky hair. They also are big enough to hold a lot of hair. I've gotten a lot of compliments with these. Love the different designs and that each one comes in silver and gold! Great quality and really pretty!" —PattyCakes

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A set of salon-quality Drybar hair clips for those days when your blowout just can't afford to be creased or tugged at. These use an alligator jaw design so you can deftly clip, hold, or section as you need.

    product image of the box of Drybar Hold Me hair clips

    Promising review: "These are the best clips I've ever used for putting up my hair (I don't use them for blow drying). The great thing about them is that they securely hold a lot of hair, as well as small sections (e.g., bangs, when washing the face). In addition, these clips never snag or pull your hair — whether you're putting them in or taking them out. They're ideal for keeping hair off the neck when doing chores around the house and in hot weather." —Bronto

    Get a pack of four from Nordstrom for $16.

    13. A super-aesthetic teddy jumbo hair clip if you want something that holds up your hair and that's also fuzzier and softer than a corgi's butt.

    model wearing pink teddy hair clip at back of head, sipping a cup of coffee
    product image of five different colored teddy hair clips
    Pretty At Sam / Etsy

    Pretty At Sam is an Asian woman–owned Etsy shop based in California that sells Korean-style hair accessories and jewelry. Check out these fuzzy pom-pom hair clips, or these gorgeous cherry and pearl ones! 

    Promising review: "I absolutely adored the feel of these fuzzy hair clips, and they were also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. In addition, they were made well too. Out of the three ordered, there was not one that I liked over the other. All of them were winners in my book. 🥰" —Skyelark

    Get it from Pretty At Sam on Etsy for $10.50 (available in seven colors).

    14. A Puffcuff designed to clamp thick, textured hair and create an effortless puff without pulling or damage.

    model wearing the PuffCuff, blowing bubbles
    product image of multiple different-sized clear PuffCuffs, against purple and blue sky background
    PuffCuff / Via, PuffCuff / Via

    Puffcuff was founded by Ceata E. Lash in 2013 after she realized most hair accessories were made for people with straight hair. They also have mini and micro clips available!

    Promising review: "I love my Puffcuff and I use it practically every day. I don’t know why I hadn’t heard of it sooner because it is a lifesaver and it provides no tension or pulling on my hair, which is so important. I get an effortless puff without any stress!" —A. Belaire

    Get it from Puffcuff for $17.99 (available in 2.5-, 3-, and 5-inch sizes).

    15. A pack of adorable hair clips for babies small enough to look proportionate on your offspring's head and actually latch onto their tiny wispy hairs.

    reviewer photo of baby with pink bow in hair
    reviewer photo holding box of hair clips

    Promising review: "EXACTLY what I was looking for. My little girl (almost 2) doesn’t have a lot of hair and what she does have is super fine. I tried so many different clips and bows but nothing would hold. These clips are amazing. They stay put and keep her bangs out of her eyes. Another benefit is how many colors you get in the pack!! I can match practically every outfit. I highly recommend these!" —DTSmith

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. A trendy pearl hair clip providing a pop of sophistication for your daily routine (aka, using these to royally clip your bangs to the side as you wash your face).

    reviewer selfie wearing pearl barettes
    reviewer wearing clips

    Promising review: "I have thick hair and have purchased many 'failed' hair accessories over time...headbands that slip off, clips that slide downward, hair ties that stretch out too quickly, snap, or don't hold my hair in place. So when these pearl clips began trending, I was smitten, though I was initially hesitant that they would work. I am happy to report the large snap clip feature is sturdy enough to keep these pretty babies in place! These instantly boost my mood... it's like jewelry for my hair." —penname1234

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99 (available in gold or silver).

    17. An extra-hold thick hair clip made for you if other hair clips have proved too brittle to create the poof or ponytail of your dreams.

    reviewer photo holding the Cantu extra thick hair clip in hand
    product image of the hair clip in packaging

    Promising review: "I love this thing!! I’ve had it for weeks now and mine hasn’t broken. I have thick type 4a/b hair. It’s easy to use and makes getting a puff so very easy!" —Tasia Woods

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    18. A pack of classic bobby pins you'll inevitably use up and find strewn everywhere around your house — but that's OK, because these come in a 50-pack, and, bonus: they also come in different colors to match your hair color!

    reviewer photo wearing the blond bobby pins in black hair
    product image of the bobby pins in packaging, light and dark brown

    Promising review: "These are the best-quality bobby pins that I have ever had. They last forever or, well, until I lose them! Not to mention the they do not bother my head and match my blonde hair well!" —Trisha

    Get a box of 50 from Amazon for $6.01+ (available in black, brown, or blonde colors).

    19. An amethyst loc clip you can twist right into your dreads for a beautiful pop of copper and purple that will definitely jazz up your look.

    model wearing the amethyst loc charm
    fake braids modeling the amethyst loc charms
    Jazz Inspires / Etsy

    Jazz Inspires is a Black woman–owned Etsy shop making loc jewelry and accessories. 

    Promising review: "This set is so beautifully and carefully made! The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, down to the pink metallic bubble mailer. I also received a couple other sets, but this one exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be back for gifts with others as well as myself." —Jazzi Hanley

    Get it from Jazz Inspires on Etsy for $25+ (available in 12 loc sizes and three wire colors).

    20. A jumbo clip comb if you need something heavy-duty. The double comb action here is made to make any bun you create more impenetrable than the Pentagon.

    reviewer photo of back of head, wearing the turquoise clip comb
    reviewer photo of the opened clip comb in navy blue and brown beads

    Promising review: "I have to say— these are the BEST hair clips I have ever used! I have extremely thick hair and these clips HOLD! They are absolutely wonderful!!! I LOVE THEM!!! I have never found anything like this in the stores that do such a great job! I can even wear these to bed and they don't hurt! WONDERFUL PRODUCT! AWESOME!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!" —Katherine

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A Scunci octopus clip you'll reach for day after day, just because of its sheer no-frills functionality.

    reviewer mirror selfie of back of head wearing dark brown octopus clip in bun
    reviewer photo of the two tortoiseshell clips

    Promising review: "I can’t rave about this clip enough!!! I’m in the military and found out I was deploying...I knew my hair would have to be in a bun every single day but didn’t want to cause too much breakage so I ordered these clips. I wore that clip for 176 DAYS STRAIGHT. Every single day while in a combat zone. My job isn’t 'down and dirty' but I am active during it, and this clip held up through it all, till almost the end. It broke just a few days before I was set to go home. Maybe even a few days longer before I got out there. Yes the paint chipped off, yes some of the rubber strips on the inside came off, but it didn’t give up after almost SIX STRAIGHT MONTHS of use. 12/10 would recommend." —Sydney

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.29.

    22. An heirloom claw clip made with durable Italian acetate and hand-screwed to evoke maximum European summertime vibes.

    model wearing the malachite claw clip in updo
    product image of assorted claw clips, Malachite one at the center

    Machete is a small jewelry business based in Atlanta dedicated to making eco-conscious acetate jewelry.

    Promising review: "This hair clip is gorgeous. I love the shades of green and I love wearing it with my matching square hoops. It so well-made and will last forever. There is no comparison with the cheaper ones you find everywhere. I now have seven of them and a bunch of the smaller ones, too." —Rosemarie M.

    Get it from Machete for $35.

    23. A set of printed acrylic hair clips that are the definition of whimsy, with their multicolored design and small shape.

    reviewer photo of the set of 12 multicolor clips on a white carpet
    model with red hair wearing the red acrylic clip in a half-up, half-down style

    Promising review: "I CANNOT stop talking about how amazing these clips are for the price!!! The fact that the design has dimension, gradient, the perfect not-overdone amount of shimmer, without any of it being cheaply painted on...for THIS PRICE?! After searching the web for at least two hours, the only clips I saw that had this kind of depth in design were priced at $40–80 PER CLIP (large clip). I love that they are pretty and have a bit of shimmer without being kiddy, cutesy, and over the top, and at the same time not as plain as a solid color." —Wanderer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A bestselling big hair clip with almost 9,000 five-star ratings on Amazon from people who came from the viral trend, and stayed for the sheer functionality of these clips.

    reviewer photo of back of head wearing the blue clip in updo
    reviewer photo of the four colorful claw clips lined up on the floor

    Promising review: "I didn't even think they made these clips anymore! I haven't been able to find them in stores and didn't even think about looking online, then I just happened across these and I am SOOOO HAPPY!! I can twist my hair up and snap one of these babies on in seconds and BAM! Instant relief from the heat and it keeps my hair out of my face. All without giving me a tension headache like most clips and ponytail holders do. There are four of these in the pack and the colors are beautiful. The spring is strong and snaps tight, so it holds your hair without sliding out easily. Definitely recommend and will be buying more!!" —melanie hawkins

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.99.

    25. A gold clip designed for anyone with kinky hair to celebrate their hair texture and look bomb as hell doing so.

    model wearing
    product image of the
    For My Kinks / Via, For My Kinks

    For My Kinks is a Black woman–owned small business founded by YouTuber Alexia Frith, better known as Kandidkinks on YouTube.

    Get it from For My Kinks for $9.

    26. A set of extra-large snap clips for days when you just need, well, a big-ass clip to get your hair out of your face. Plus, just imagine how satisfying it would be to clip your hair back with one of these — they're 3.5 inches long.

    model with bun wearing variety of hair clips, including the XL snap clip
    product image of the two XL snap clips

    Promising review: "I have fine hair that is also smooth, so smaller barrettes and headbands slip off easily. Other heavier hair clips gave me headaches from the pressure. And my hair is too short it tie all back in a ponytail and long enough that it would get in my face, cause pimples, and get in the way when washing my face. These barrettes are a dream come true for me. Easy to put on, keep the hair off, don't slip off, and don't cause headaches." —Stella

    Get them from Kitsch for $6.

    27. A pack of hair rings for dreadlocks, braids, or any other textured hairstyle you can adorn with jewelry like you're royalty and your hair is your crown.

    reviewer with braids with silver rings in hair
    lifestyle image of the box of gold and silver hair rings

    Promising review: "These are perfect accessories for the hair. Easy to put on. They just slightly open to attach onto the braid and just squeeze to stay in place. Great price and super cute." —Htown Girl

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $5.99.

    28. A pack of butterfly clips radiating ethereal '90s magic; these little clips will spice up your hairstyle, whether you use a whole bunch or just one.

    reviewer selfie with butterfly clips throughout afro
    reviewer photo with butterfly clips in vertical line down hair

    Promising review: "These hair clips looks exactly like the picture shown! They are so cute and perfect. I love that they are plastic, so they are easy to put in your hair. These clips would be considered mini hair clips but they are big enough that people from a distance can see the clips in your hair!! I highly recommend this product!" —mia

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $5.99.