When it comes to hairstyles in the 80s, the accessories really took most of the glory. A recent report is pointing to the return of the 80s hair claw, but we have to ask, have they ever really left? Don’t think so. After all, it is a necessary pieces for those who want to keep the hair in place for a long period of time.
Is the 80s Hair Claw Making A Comeback?
“I’m personally never without a claw clip. I keep one clamped on the strap of every bag I carry so that I can hike up my strands at a moment’s notice—because who can get any work done when your hair is in your face?” writes Lisa Desantis of Health.
“Now, the fashion world is giving the green light on my lazy-girl hair staple, and I’m all about it.”
It seems that the return of this clip is more than just bringing an 80s style back. It’s about the message that something as simple as a hair claw sent. It’s a small but noticeable nod to female empowerment.
“At the recent Alexander Wang runway show during New York Fashion Week, models were sent down the runway with slicked-back hair twisted into a clip with the tail ends sticking out,” according to the report.
“‘This is Alex Wang’s take on the 80’s power woman, when we first saw female empowerment in the office,’ Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau said this about the look.”
We have also associated the looked of pronounced shoulder pads on women’s blazer to show a sense of power in the office. The hair claw is a smaller but still strong symbol of empowerment. Thankfully for 80s fans who just needed and excuse to pull out these accessories, they look to be on their way back!