Your hair from the '90s is alive and well in 2018. On the autumn/winter runways, the claw clip had a comeback at Alexander Wang, while the comb-headband was resurrected at Prabal Gurung. The latest throwback hair accessory starting to bubble up on Instagram, where all old trends boomerang, is the snap barrette (also called the contour clip or snap clip). One look at the triangular hair pin will hit you with some major high school nostalgia.
While the clips never disappeared completely, they've just been worn by children (as a quick search on Instagram for #snapclips shows). Now, more and more influencers are steadily bringing them back with a Cool Girl seal of approval.
Solange actually paved the way for snap clips' return when she wore several to accessorise her hair at the CFDA Awards back in 2016; likely a reference to her album cover for A Seat at the Table:
She was an anomaly then. Now, you can't seem to scroll down Instagram without seeing snap clips—typically worn on either side of a very '90s centre part:
Another way to style the hair using snap clips is to wear them all on one side:
Even Miley Cyrus wore a pearl-bedazzled snap clip on her appearance on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke.
From Harper's Bazaar UK