Fashion Girls Keep Wearing This Super-'90s Hair Accessory, and I Have Questions

Courtney Higgs
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When it comes to '90s style, there are a few quintessential pieces like tube tops, teeny handbags, and flatform footwear that make it so easy to identify a look from the era. And, not surprisingly, the same is true on the beauty front.

Considering it was a time when razor-thin eyebrows, frosty eye shadow, and tinsel hair extensions reigned supreme (woof), it's hard to believe that any of the beauty markers from the '90s have managed to re-emerge in the modern zeitgeist. But, surprise, claw hair clips have done just that, and I need answers as to why.

Actually, Alexander Wang's F/W 18 New York Fashion Week show, in which custom and impossibly chic claw hair clips adorned the heads of many of the models on the runway, is widely accepted as patient zero of the recent claw hair clip resurgence. (Leave it to the fashion industry to totally shake up everything in its periphery, including the beauty space!)

But fashion girls have grabbed hold of this aggressively '90s trend, and it doesn't look like they'll be letting up on it any time soon. Ahead, check out the members of the fashion set who love claw hair clips, and enjoy our edit of the chicest clips to add to your hair accessory wardrobe.

Bella Hadid's Solid Claw Hair Clip

Hadid is one of the women we see most consistently snapped wearing the claw hair clip. She appears to love adding the easy piece to her signature slicked-back hairstyles.

Balmain Medium Acetate Hair Clip ($93)

Goody Slideproof XL Claw Clip ($10)

Scunci Covered Hinge No Slip Jaw Clips 2 Pack ($6)

France Luxe Studded Couture Jaw Clip ($68)

Hailey Bieber's Small Claw Hair Clip

Mrs. Bieber prefers a claw hair clip of a smaller and wider variety. It fits seamlessly with her laid-back, cool-girl style.

BeautyChen Tortoise Shell Cellulose Acetate Hair Claw Clips - 5 Piece ($11)

ASOS 2-Pack Claw Hair Clips in Flower Shape ($7)

Kitsch Claw Clip ($25)

Machete Set of 2 Mini Claw Hair Clips ($30)

Matsuura Co. Octopus Hair Claw ($10)

Kaia Gerber's Patterned Claw Hair Clip

As for Gerber, a more dimensional claw hair clip with a pattern and varying colors is the move.

Get the look:

Urban Outfitters Callie Claw Clip ($12)

Prettyou Tortoise Shell Hair Claw ($9)

Rouge Caramel Zebra Printed Hair Crab Claw ($8)

Frace Luxe Small Couture Jaw Clip ($28)

Shashi Bengali Jaw Clip ($48)

Unband Claw Clips ($10)

Meilliwish Hair Claw Clip ($14)

Free People Watercolor Claw ($10)

Free People Fine Hair Claw ($24)

Fenna and Fei French Hair Claw in Blonde Tortoise Shell ($16)

Unband Claw Clips ($10)

Bella Hadid's Metallic Claw Hair Clip

Hadid doesn't shy away from a statement piece, so it's no surprise that she's been spotted in metallic claw hair clips.

Get the look:

& Other Stories Hair Claw ($15)

ASOS Hair Clip in Chain Design ($10)

Kitsch Mini Rose Gold Claw Clips ($12)

ASOS London Hair Claw Clip Half Moon ($10)

Sunshine Design Arts Metal Hair Claw Clips ($7)

Abody Metal Grip Hair Claw Clips ($10)

After you've grabbed your favorite hair clip, see which outfits make the '90s look the coolest.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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