The Retro Hair Accessory Sweeping Summer 2020

If your hair hasn't seen a pair of scissors in the year 2020, you probably have a few extra inches to deal with this summer. Now, that could be great — maybe you're fully leaning into the longest hair of your life and loving it. But in the heat, when you're looking to pull it up, back, and off your neck, you might already be feeling fatigued from styling the same high ponytail on repeat.

Here's where the humble claw clip comes into play. No matter your curl pattern or texture, it's an instant accessory upgrade: You just wrap all your hair into a knot, secure it with a gold-plated or tortoiseshell acrylic clip, and you have a sleek updo that looks 10 times chicer than your twice-wrapped scrunchie.


If you're influenced to try the '90s trend that's made a full comeback this summer, shop the gallery, ahead.

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Jane Dottie Vintage Wave Claw Clip

Jane Dottie Vintage is a Black-owned accessories label that describes itself as "a sustainable, small batch, slow fashion brand for the modern day renaissance woman." Everything from the organza scrunchies to the satin headbands are special — and affordable, too — but this pearlescent baby-blue claw clip is one of our favorite pieces of all.
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J.Crew Large Hair Clip In Italian Tortoise

One of J.Crew's best-selling accessories is this tortoiseshell claw clip. At $20, it's not the cheapest option out there, but reviewers give it five shining stars for its chic shape and throw-in-your-beach-bag durability.
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Glamsquad Gold Half Moon Claw Clip

The next time you're at CVS, head to the hair-accessories aisle and grab this gold-plated clip by Glamsquad. It's a steal at $7 and has a tightly-coiled spring that keeps even the longest, thickest hair set in place.
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Riviera Jumbo Claw Clips

If you know yourself well enough to know that you'll lose a clip in your car or at the bottom of your purse, then this two-for-one buy is a no-brainer.
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MAST Simple Metal Claw

This rose-gold clip has a cool vintage feel, while still being lightweight and non-bulky. You'll almost forget you're wearing it — until someone compliments your sleek updo.
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Sincerely Jules x Scunci Jaw Clip

A new addition to the Sincerely Jules x Scrunci summer collection, this clip has a unique cut-out design that looks like summer's second biggest comeback trend: butterflies
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