Brooches for hair: varieties and how to use them

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Brooches for hair: varieties and how to use them

The fashion of the 90s is back with hair clips! Best of all, these are not simple hooks; The variety of designs is as wide as the way to combine them.

They make them in any type of material and sizes, allowing them to adapt to styles ranging from relaxed and casual, to the most formal. These pins, also called hair clips, are the salvation when complementing an outfit. We teach you how to take advantage of them.

What are hair clips?

A hair brooch is an article without much science. It consists of a clip to fix the hair or mold a hairstyle.

In a Google Patents post they describe them as an “automatic” hook that opens when you release a latch; The frame is composed of a base and a generally decorated top. The manufacture of hair clips is with metal or plastic, adorned with other materials such as fabrics, stones and paint, for example.

In addition to keeping the hair intact, they also serve to keep strands away from the face or to ensure additional accessories. You find them in different dimensions, so the choice of the brooch depends on the objective: if you want to spice up the styling, just one without so much strength, but when you want great support, you need a larger clasp or grip capacity.

In what ways to use hair clips?

Hair clips are so versatile, you can combine them with accessories such as visors, scarves and buckles. If they are small, they are usually displayed on the front of the head; The medium ones look good on the sides and the larger ones act as bras.

But this is not a rule. Everyone is free to put on the hair clips in any way they want.

They adapt to all types of arrangement. The difference is marked by the creativity of the user and by the clamp model.

Here are some ways you can wear brooches:

  • Full tail: if you have superfine hair and little abundant, perhaps an extra-large brooch will serve to tie a “ponytail”.
  • In impeller: it is the simplest and moldable bun with brooches. Just make a low impeller, making sure that the ends of the hair are towards the top side of the thread and there you adjust the large clip.
  • Half-collected with impeller: very similar to the impeller, but you do it with half of the hair and, therefore, with a smaller brooch. Twist your hair, turn the strand and hold with the tweezers.
  • To settle the wet effect: this hairstyle is more structured and formal. You bring the entire hair back, fixing with gel or spray and, on the sides, near the ears, you wear the hooks.
  • With loose hair: put one or more brooches assembling a kind of bow or headband from one temple to another. They also work by tying braids with the same bow style and leaving the rest loose.
  • Half-tail: with a garter you tie half tail, ensuring that the turns are almost imperceptible; To do this, surround the elastic with a lock of hair. Then hold the brooch or several of them, to the sides or at the top base of the bun.

Brooches are useful for grooming in galas, even at weddings, as long as you choose the most delicate ones.

Variety and style: different models of hair clips

The most elementary pins are the “invisible” ones, that is, those of flexible and black hairpin type, capable of camouflaging themselves in the hair. But there are other types of brooches characterized by design. We present them shortly.

Coloured, transparent and printed

In solid or textured materials, colored brooches abound. Similarly, you get transparent pins.

An idea? Customize them with spray to get the tone of your preference.

To this classification are added the prints in animal print, flowered or with drawings in trend. They tend to be acrylic and go with neutral outfits.

Figures and wall lamps

There are geometric brooches, with the appearance of heart, clouds or other free forms. Nature is reflected in this kind of tweezers, as manufacturers assemble pieces with figures such as the following:

  • Leaves.
  • Flowers.
  • Spikes.
  • Animals.
  • Pearly branches.

Hair clips that evoke the natural are commonly made of metal and in silver and gold tones, which gives sophistication. Sometimes, they dressed the clip with appliques like feathers.


Pearls give a romantic touch to the hairstyle. Whether tiny or of different diameters, wearing brooches with these pearly ornaments highlight the image. The tweezers with pearls elevate a casual look of jeans and button-down shirts, although they also bring their own when you look dressed.

Precious stones and other materials

The glassware and rhinestones in the brooches is ideal if you are looking for a relaxed style. They do not always manufacture the hair clips properly with the material, but they work the plastic to make it look like it. Let’s see, below, some of the most popular elements in this classification:

  • Tortoiseshell.
  • Agate.
  • Opal.
  • Crystal.
  • Quartz.
  • Wood.
  • Marble.

The use of these materials is associated with good vibes and bohemian and summer outfits.


The oversize tweezers span the back of the head. They do not require a very armed hairstyle; They only need half a tail and the rest loose, to stand out. In basic or creative ways, with these brooches you do not need other flashy accessories.

Hair clip to hold an extension.
Professional stylists can use snaps to bind and disguise a hair extension.


In gold, bronze or silver, metallic brooches are favorites to decorate the hair without looking overloaded. Shades such as black and white, with metal finish, add to this variety.

With lyrics

A single letter or a word is another brooch alternative. In the first option there is room for several tiny sizes, to form a sentence. In the second, you find hair clips with an expression: lovecool and dream, for example.

The letters of a brooch are molded and filled with bright and captivating inlays.

Precautions when using hair clips

Putting on these accessories is not complicated, but it involves certain precautions, such as distancing the frequency of use for capillary well-being. What do we mean? If the hair gets used to the pressure or the hairstyle you do with snaps is too tight, you risk breaking the strands or suffering from traction alopecia.

The magazine Coiffure Professionnelle clarifies that combing in this way on specific days does not cause damage. But the permanent execution and prolonged use of tweezers could generate tension on the scalp, so it does not hurt to take precautions.

Now that you know the variety of hair clips and how to use them, are you ready to wear them?

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