If you follow even just one hairstylist on Instagram or have flipped through a single fashion magazine lately, you know that hair clips are everywhere this season. They’ve been gracing the runways, flooding our social media news feeds and, of course, appearing on the ever-so-stylish heads of our favourite celebrities as of late, and the trend is only just gearing up. We expect that by summer, you’ll see nary a head without some sort of stylish hair clip adorning it. Not that we’re complaining. The chic hair accessories are the easiest, fastest way to amp up your look.
And, believe it or not, these fashion hair clips aren’t meant to be reserved for special occasions. Sure, they’re a great addition to an evening look and can add sparkle to your outfit for a big event, but they can also be worn with your everyday outfits, whether you’re looking to amp up your day-to-day look or keep things super-casual.
Here are three different hairstyles with clips that you can create at home.
- SIDE STEP
This edgy look requires a deep part and tons of attitude. Load up on your favourite hair clips and pile them all on one side, accentuating the gorgeous, sleek part you’ve created.
Spray damp hair liberally with L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Beachwaves and then either blow-dry using a diffuser or let it air-dry. You can create more structured waves with a curling iron, if desired.
Next, create an ultra-deep side part and spray with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray to set the part and make sure you maintain that beachy texture.
Then, you can use whatever pins or clips you’re into, even mixing and matching. Start by pinning from your hairline up, creating any desired design with your selection of pins and using as few or as many as you’d like.
- MADE TO BRAID
Who doesn’t love a stunning, classic braid? But sometimes you want a little oomph. Add that “wow” factor by pinning stunning clips along the braid.
Work one pump of L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Blowdry Heat Protective Primer into damp hair and blow-dry smooth.
Once hair is dried, use a flat iron to remove any flyaways or bends, ensuring that it’s sleek and smooth.
Gather all of your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure it with an elastic.
Braid your hair into a simple three-strand braid, securing the ends with an elastic.
Place your favourite hair clips and pins anywhere you like. Feel free to play around with placement, and don’t worry too much about precision or symmetry. This look has a casual, carefree feel to it, which is what makes it so easy to replicate at home.
Finish with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray to keep hair shiny and in place.
- SLEEK AND CHIC
Update gorgeous, loose waves by placing your favourite stylish hair clips throughout, concentrating on the bends of the waves. The end result is nothing short of breathtaking.
Work one pump of L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek evenly through damp hair.
Use a curling iron/wand that is the right size for your hair length (keep in mind that smaller wands create tighter curls, best for shorter hair, while bigger wands can hold the length of really long hair) to create soft waves.
Work about half a pump of L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek into your hair to remove any flyaways and add extra shine.
Clip your favourite stylish hairpins or accessories into the bends of your hair to create a beautiful and elevated version of loose waves. Once again, don’t worry about placing the pins too perfectly.
Finish with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray for extra control and shine.