Hair Clips for Women: 27 Looks to Try Now

Bored with your hair? Adorn it with hair clips! Here are pretty hairstyle ideas to inspire you.

A hair clip is one of the easiest things to accessorize your hair with. Just literally clip it into your hair, and you’re done! Hair clips also come in different shapes and sizes, and there’s bound to be a design that suits your personality.

Hair clips for women are also super hot right now. In fact, mixing hair accessories is one of hair trends that are so in. You might have a bunch from when you were a teen, and you kept them in your drawer when they went out of fashion. Now, it’s time to bring them out! You can even use bobby pins to whip up crazy looks. Check out these hairstyles to know the different ways you can wear these hair accessories.

1. Curly Center Part Hairstyle

Hair clip hairstyles: Asian woman with long dark brown hair with hair clips wearing a blue cardigan outdoors
Look extra girly with a long, bouncy down ‘do and cute hair clips.

Flaunt your long hair in a down ‘do together with hair clips by sporting the curly center part hairstyle. Just curl the tips of your hair, then put a couple of hair clips to form an X on both sides of your head. Very easy, right?

Editor’s tip: Finish this ‘do by applying TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair. This hair serum has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one amazing system. It calms frizz, detangles knots, adds shine, makes hair soft, and tames flyaways. It leaves your hair silky, smooth, and full of movement. 

2. One-Sided Hair Clip on Layered Hair

Asian woman with mahogany hair and hair clip hairstyle smiling
Put your clip on the side with less hair and scrunch your tresses. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Got a side part? Put a hair clip on one side, and if you have layered hair, scrunch your locks to help define your layers. It’s a great way to make a casual ‘do more chic.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair healthy and nourished by washing it with Dove Botanical Silicone Free Shampoo for Damaged Hair Restore every day. It is made with 100% botanical oil with pink Moroccan rose extract that restores dry and damaged hair. It nourishes your hair and leaves it lightweight and beautiful. This shampoo also has a gentle, silicone-free formula, so you can use it as you transition to a clean beauty routine.

3. One-Sided Hair Clip on Straight Hair

Asian woman with short hair wearing a single hair clip
This simple hairstyle makes for a chic, everyday look. Credit: Cottonbro from Pexels

If you’re into minimalist hairstyles, try wearing your long bob straight and jazzing it up with a single hair clip. It’s a cute hairstyle for school or for quick errands at the mall.

4. Round Clip on Long, Wavy Hair

Side view of an Asian woman with long wavy hair wearing a hair accessories
Keep your long hairstyle for from looking plain by wearing a hair clip with an eye-catching design. Credit: All Things Hair

A hair clip that’s the same shape and color as your earrings helps create a cohesive look. Showcase them by curling your hair to create soft waves and texture and putting it all on one side.

5. Twin Braids with Colored Bobby Pins

Asian woman with two braids and colored bobby pins wearing a white top
Adding clips to your braids helps keep tiny hair in place. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Add more personality to your two braid hairstyles by jazzing them up with hair clips. You can also go for colored bobby pins and arrange them in a criss-cross fashion above your braids. Cute, right?

6. Mix and Match Hair Clips with Bangs

Asian girl is sitting outside and is smiling with a nice hairstyle
Bangs and clips on a straight hair are gorgeous. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Can’t choose from a myriad of clips on your dresser? Why not mix and match them to create your own statement? Simply set your bangs and put three to four different hair clips on one side of your hair. Don’t worry if they don’t have the same color and design because there is beauty in variety.

7. Wavy Short Hair

Asian woman with cute hairstyle for short hair wearing a printed jacket and smiling
Hair clips make for an instant cute hairstyle for short hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also create a wavy hairstyle with hair clips to spice up your everyday look. Just curl your hair outwards from your face using a curling iron to make big curls, add cute hair clips, and you’re done!

Editor’s tip: It’s easier to let your hair down if it looks healthy and free from damage. Use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo, which contains the newest triple action formula that combines the power of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. This shampoo also has Keratin Repair Actives that repair damaged hair from its core up to its surface, helping your hair get back to its healthy-looking state. 

8. Word Clip

Side view of an Asian woman wearing a word hair accessory
Make a statement (quite literally) when you wear a word clip. Credit: All Things Hair

If you want to spread some positivity, go for hair clips that are embellished inspiring words. Wear one on your hair and let it be the focal point in your ‘do. If you want to mix and match, complement it with simple hair clips.

9. Bobby Pin Crown

Asian woman with shoulder-length hair with a bobby pin crown hairstyle wearing a sleeveless top outdoors
This trendy hairstyle can be your day to night ‘do for your medium hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Elevate your humble bobby pin. Gather as many as you want and create a bobby pin crown. You can form several triangles or squares that go from one side of your head to the other, or you can just place the pins randomly on your hair. Nail this look by choosing bobby pins that contrast with your natural hair color.

Editor’s tip: Get extra straight, smooth, and shiny hair by washing it with Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. Aside from keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that repair damage, deeply protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful, this shampoo also has Amino Essence which boosts hair health and nourishes up to the core of your hair fibers.

10. Ponytail With Bobby Pins

Asian woman with hair in a ponytail with bobby pons
Commuting? This hairstyle will surely keep even stray strands in place. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Jazz up a regular ponytail by adorning one side of your hair with metallic bobby pins. These hair accessories keep tutsang at bay, too.

Editor’s tip: Frequent brushing and styling your hair using heated tools can make your strands brittle and may lead to breakage. Use Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Ultra Conditioner, which has revolutionary fiber actives that work at a cellular level to strengthen your hair and prevent hair fall.

11. Half Up Space Buns With Hair Clips

Pig tails on woman with make up

Put your clips just above or below your buns to make your ‘do more exciting! To keep your hairstyle from looking over-the-top, choose smaller hair clips or those with minimalist designs to complement your buns.

12. White Clips on Black Hair

Woman with black hair wearing white clips wearing a coat outdoors
Jazz up your black hair with plain, white clips. Credit: Arianna Sharfman

Want a stark contrast on your hair? If you have naturally black or dark hair, wear white clips. The result is a look that’s part girly, part edgy, and 100% chic.

13. Symmetrical Clips

Hair clip hairstyles: Closeup shot of a woman with long dark brown hair wearing hair clips
Exude a regal vibe with gold hair clips. Credit:

If your hair naturally parts at the center and you don’t want to change it, you can simple comb your hair neatly and add matching clips on either side. Go for this ‘do if you love timeless looks. Make sure you have a bunch of matching hair clips so you can wear different pairs every day.

14. Hair Clips and Beret Combo

Woman with short hair wearing a beret and pearl hair accessories
This look oozes major fashion week vibes. Credit: All Things Hair

Even when you’re wearing a beret, you can still wear hair clips for a unique, head-turning look. Just position your beret a little further from your hairline so you have space to put your clips on.

15. Mix of Pearl Clips

Woman with brown hair wearing hair accessories
Accessorize your long bob with pearl hair clips to create an elegant look. Credit: Rupert Laycock

Gunning for a more elegant look? You can do that with hair clips, too! Clips that are decorated with small pearl studs make for great hair accessories for special occasions. You can place just one clip on your hair or wear a few to add more oomph to your look.

16. Pearl Clip Medley on Purple Hair

Asian woman with white pearl clips on purple hair
The stark contrast between the clips and your hair color draws attention to both. Credit: All Things Hair

For a more adventurous look, combine different types of pearl clips on one side of your tousled hair. Let them contrast with purple hair (or any color you like) for an eye-catching ‘do.

17. Hair Studs

Asian woman with hair studs
Adorn your hair with sparkly studs to create a simple, day-to-night hairstyle. Credit: All Things Hair

Add sparkle to your ‘do by parting your hair deeply on one side and adding hair studs on the side with less hair. It’s a quick way to upgrade a casual ‘do without looking gaudy.

18. Bob With Bangs

Hair clip hairstyles: Closeup shot of a woman with short dark hair with bangs wearing golden hair accessories on the sides
Go for regular trims every three weeks so your blunt bangs fall just above your eyebrows. Credit:

A symmetrical look also goes with a bob, especially if you have blunt bangs. Just place the hair clips near your ears so they won’t compete with your fringe, and all elements on your hair are given equal attention. Don’t forget to blow dry your bangs down and straight so they keep to their shape.

19. Floral Hair Accessories

Hair clip hairstyles: Closeup shot of a woman wearing a blue coat with dark hair and floral hair accessories
Flower accessories can add a colorful and quirky touch to your look. Credit:

Love spring and summer? Let your hair show it by wearing floral accessories. When you sport this ‘do, make sure that the shapes and colors of your floral hair accessories complement each other. Also, keep your hair sleek, shiny, and straight to give balance to your whole look.

20. One-Sided Clip on Tousled Hair

Hair clip hairstyles: Closeup street style shot of a woman with medium-length dark hair with one hair accessory
Jazz up your lob by wearing a cute barrette on one side. Credit:

A one-sided barrette makes for a simple romantic short hairstyle, especially when you add some waves or texture to your hair. It’s also a quick and easy way to look extra pretty on a regular day, even if you’re just wearing a shirt-and-jeans combo.

21. Short Blunt Haircut

Hair clip hairstyles: Closeup shot of a woman with dark hair in a bob wearing hair acccessories
Brush the tips of your bob inwards to prevent fly aways. Credit:

When you think you look plain in your simple blunt bob, add hair clips! You can wear plain ones, or choose barrettes with different shapes for a more playful look.

22. Claw Clip Updo

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Use two claw clips on top of each other to secure extra long hair and extra cool style. Credit:

Level up your ‘do with an updo by using claw clips as your hair accessory. Crazy? We say high fashion! Use the black ones so it blends well with your black hair, perfect for an all-black ensemble.

23. Slicked Back

Wet hair look pegs: woman with a side part wet hairstyle
Add a chic touch to your look with stylish hair clips. Credit: Shutterstock

When it comes to glam looks, our personal favorite slicked-back hairstyle can use hair clips as an accent. A perfect ‘do for date nights and special events, it goes well with any pretty dress or ensemble you have laid out for the occasion. You can even wear the clips in geometric forms to create an edgier ‘do!

24. Pixie Cut

Woman with brown pixie cut with accessories
Look chic and youthful with trendy hair clips on short hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Yup, even the shortest of hair lengths can wear hair clips! It’s also a great trick for taming your growing short hair, especially when it’s at its awkward stage. Just wear them on the side to neatly tuck your hair behind your ear for a sleek, chic hair clip hairstyle.

25. Low Messy Bun

 a woman with mixed and matched hair accessories
Your hair clips can also serve as the jewelry perfect for your outfit. Credit: Shutterstock

When you’re having a lazy day, hair clips can effortlessly elevate your ‘do. If you’re due for a formal affair but got no energy to glam up, you can just wear elegant accessories on your underdressed hair—say a messy low bun—to match your outfit.

26. Wavy and Long with Metallic Clip

girl is facing sideways and has a metallic clip on her hair
Simple but elegant is this hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

A low ‘do looks great with a hair clip. Give body to your hair by adding huge waves using a wide-barreled curling wand, then part it in the middle or at the side, depending on how you want it.

27. Half Updo with Studded Barrette

back view of model is shown to reveal her metallic barrette on a half updo
Do a half updo and clip your hair with a metallic pin. Credit; Shutterstock

Wavy hair is nice to flaunt and wear in a low ‘do. But if you don’t like the feeling of your hair falling all over your face, then, this half updo is the best hairstyle for you. This style looks really cute and feminine because only the hair on your crown is gathered into a half updo, making it look unique yet stylish.

There are actually no hard and fast rules when it comes to wearing these accessories. Whatever works for you is fine, so go ahead and mix and match your favorite pins, clips, and barrettes. Have fun!


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