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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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