Six months ago I chopped off my hair. I went for that chin-length, a-symmetrical bob that made my bangs on the left side of my face the longest part of my hair. It was the kind of hair style that made me feel different from everyone else and I loved it.

But here’s the deal, now my hair is growing into the “long bob” category and I am indecisive as to whether I should trim it or let it grow out a bit longer. My hair is not quite a mullet, yet not exactly a long bob. It’s currently in the in-between state and I’m living with it.

However, if you’re a woman like me you don’t do a whole lot with your hair. Wear it down and straighten it, step out of the shower and spray it for those nice curls, or just throw it up in a ponytail. But since I’m in my mid-twenties and it’s a new year, I have convinced myself to put a little more effort into my personal style. The best investment I’ve made so far?

The clip.

I have discovered that I can easily dress it up or down. I can wear the clip to the movies with my black booties, denim dress, and camouflage jacket for a sophisticated-chic look, or I can wear it at home in my yoga pants and my husbands oversized workout tee and not feel like a grease ball. Talk about versatility!

Secure the Hair Clip in 4 Easy Steps

The best clips I recommend are the scrunci no-slip grip clips. The teeth are longer and curve underneath to give the clip a cave-like look. The teeth really secure the clip in my hair longer. When my hair used to be long, the clips I used would only last for two minutes before slipping out. Talk about annoying!

If you are out and about looking for a versatile hair clip, make sure you get the right size. I bought three different clips since my hair is short and thick. Two small and one big. The smaller clips work better for my hair but I will still hold onto the big clip in case I ever decide to grow out my hair again. While the no-slip grip clips do stay in my hair longer, they still have a slight tendency to slip every once in a while, especially if you have long bangs. Here is a four-step process to get that effortlessly chic look.

  1. Pull your hair into a low ponytail (especially if you have thick hair). I like to put my ponytail into a half bun so that it is easier to secure the clip.
  2. Secure the clip around your bun. Make sure your clip has a strong grip around the area of your bun.
  3. Loosen the front ends of your bangs to add volume to your hair and to frame your face. If you have long bangs, pull some out to make your hair relaxed and loose.
  4. Spritz on that hairspray and you are good to go!

No matter what style you’re wearing, the clip will never fail to give you a sophisticated and effortless look. Secure that clip and go conquer the world one project at a time!

Trina Harger

Trina Harger identifies herself as a millennial trying to find meaning behind creative discoveries. She loves to explore local boutiques and restaurants in her home of St. Louis. She also enjoys reading a good book, writing for her blog and weaving wall hangings in her spare time. Trina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, with emphases in vocal performance and worship arts from Greenville College and is continuously fascinated by the arts and spirituality. Though raised in Nebraska, she now calls St. Louis home with her husband, Lucas Harger, and their beloved husky named Sasha. Follow @trinacherie on Twitter and Instagram to see what she's up to at the moment.