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Bad Hair Day? The Answer To An Instant Quick Fix For Your Hair

26 September 2019
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Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

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An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair.

Have you seen the latest trend that’s taking over the ‘gram as well as all major fashion weeks? They’re small but pack a punch (after all, what is it they say about dynamite coming in small packages?), eye-catching and oh-so-glam: we’ve got to be talking about hair clips! This is the solution your styling game needs to tackle everything from bad hair days to finding the best accessory to add that extra something to your perfectly styled ‘do. Here are all the ins and outs you need to know about the hair clips trend and why they are making a buzz- let’s give it up for the most hardworking accessory in the haircare world.

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Nostalgia: Why The Hair Clips Trend Is Blowing Up

We’re talking hair clips... and not the average pins you wore in school. We’ve cancelled on bad hair days from here on out, because with hair clips, no matter what style you’re rocking, you’re guaranteed to look #goals. When it comes to vintage trends, it doesn't get any better than hair clips. A feminine touch that adds a stroke of retro to any ‘do, we’re seeing them everywhere. Bolder, brighter and bigger, hair clips are back and we're all for it. And don't worry, for the ladies who prefer something a little more subtle and simple, we've got you covered- sleek hair clips are also a thing. Another major look we’re crushing on when it comes to hair accessories are word hair clips, spelling out what you’ve always wanted to say. Worn alone, or into a clever design, hair clips of different materials like decorative bobby pins with pearls and animal print are taking over- from the catwalk to the streets. Scroll down for some major hair clip inspo!

Our Fave Ways To Wear Hair Clips

Go for gold by doubling up on the number of hair clips you use or keep it simple with just one, remember - how you accessorise depends on your style. Now’s the time to play around and get creative with all the coolest ways to wear them to turn any bad hair day into a killer one. Scroll down for our five favourite combos with hair clips and what products you need to create these looks at home.

Hair Clips Look 1: Smack Down The Middle (Parting)

Keeping the front pieces of your hair secure (a bonus if you have a fringe) while adding serious style points, you can make this look stand out even more by opting for sleek, straight locks- pros recommend L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fix Design Styling Spray. This fab spray helps locks in your style with a little spritz to ensure your locks are perfectly sleek and your hair clips stay sharp all day. Go for multiple hair clips to make a bold statement, or opt for just one for a pretty pop of colour and minimalist aesthetic. 

Hair Clips Look 2: Several Clips Tucked Behind The Ear

A great way to show off your jewellery (that’s been collecting dust for ages) whilst creating dimension within your mane, this lewk pairs really well with tousled and natural-looking waves (L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Beach Waves Styling Spray is ideal for creating this look) artfully brushed to the side. Keep the beachy theme going by opting for pearl clips to really set the tone of your sun goddess style.

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Hair Clips Look 3: On The Side Paired With A Low Pony

The best way to glam up a low pony is by adding eye-catching accessories like statement-making hair clips, drawing attention to your sleek style. This look, paired with word hair clips is a favourite on social media. We love L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fix Anti-Frizz Hairspray to keep frizz away, which has a nasty habit of showing up during the summer months. Frizz-free locks and reusing stylish accessories? Yes please.

Hair Clips Look 4: Holding Your Hair At The Back

Think ‘70s with a little less volume, and you’ve got the vibe of this style. It’s a beautiful way to keep your hair out of your face (convenient too) and works really well to show off a gorgeous colour- like your fresh balayage. Try L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art PLI Styling Spray to create the right amount of body, volume and grip to achieve this retro look that’s sure to have an impact, wherever you go.

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Hair Clips Look 5: Slicked Back Hair With Clips On Each Side

Hair clips look edgiest when paired with slicked back hair, to create that beloved wet effect. Apply L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Transformer Gel to your locks from the front, leaving the rest of your hair natural for a stylish look. Secure two clips on each side and you’re ready to rock this cooler-than-cool style.

Never have a bad hair day again with hair clips- the trend that’s (thankfully) come back to life.
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