7 Best Claw Clips of 2024 to Elevate Your Updos with Minimal Effort, Tested & Reviewed

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Material: Plastic | Size: Large | Who It’s For: People with long hair

Best Jumbo Claw Clip: FP Movement Jumbo Claw Clip

FP Movement

FP Movement Jumbo Claw Clip

Associate editor Annie Blay wearing the FP Movement Jumbo Claw Clip in Navy Blue

Annie Blay

Why It’s Worth It: People with long, thick hair deserve as much love from a claw clip as our short-hair sisters. It turns out Free People agrees, with the FP Movement Jumbo Claw Clip as proof. This chicly boxy XL clip gathers all of your strands with ease and keeps them secure throughout the day—whether you’re in the office, sweating your butt off at spin class, or running a quick errand. It comes in three sweet colors and features the gold FP Movement logo.

Tester Feedback: “I love wearing claw clips when I have braids in to create a cute half-up style look, but it’s hard to find clips that are long and wide enough to fit my braids…until I tried the FP Movement Jumbo Claw Clip,” says associate beauty editor Annie Blay. “This clip is truly jumbo. It does a great job at gathering my braids without hurting my head, not to mention the matte finish is sleek and stylish.”

Material: Plastic | Size: Large | Who It’s For: People with plentiful hair

Best Metal Claw Clip: Kitsch Open Shape Claw Clip

Kitsch

Kitsch Open Shape Claw Clip

Executive beauty director Jenny Bailly wearing the Kitsch Open Shape Claw Clip in Gold

Jenny Bailly

Why It’s Worth It: We love a gold moment, and the Kitsch Open Shape Claw Clip meets that moment with style. The metal build allows for an extra dense back-of-the-head gather, and the super-strong springs mean no budging. It’s a good fit for all hair textures and types (curly hair and fine hair included) and is your newest best-case scenario.

Tester Feedback: Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, is a claw clip devotee, but this one from Kitsch stands out. “The claw clip has had me in its grip since the early ’90s. This Kitsch version is the most elegant evolution from the hunks of plastic I wore back then. The minimal silhouette lets your hair color and texture take center stage, and it complements my other (usually gold) accessories—without competing.”

Material: Metal | Size: Medium | Who It’s For: People who want serious hold

Best Splurgey Claw Clip: Jennifer Behr Agatha Jaw Clip

Jennifer Behr

Jennifer Behr Agatha Jaw Clip

Commerce editor Sarah Han wearing the Jennifer Behr Agatha Jaw Clip in Dusty Rose

Sarah Han

Why It’s Worth It: Balletcore, meet the Jennifer Behr Agatha Jaw Clip. This silky, luxe, statement-maker features a generously sized satin bow made by hand in the brand’s Brooklyn studio. But the bow is more than just a pretty face—the grippy clip beneath the satin stays put, holding plenty of hair up for simple, sophisticated styling. It comes with a dust bag for safe storage between wears.

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