1980s-style banana hair clips are making a comeback


September 24, 2020 | 4:54pm | Up to date September 24, 2020 | 5:23pm

Be aware to nostalgia hounds: The banana clip is again.

Fashionistas and hypebeasts have tunneled their manner via early aughts and ’90s vogue developments over the previous few years— suppose low-rise denims, Paul Frank tees and platform slides. However now they’re beginning to borrow from an earlier period: the 1980s. Shoulder pads, acid-wash denim — as seen on the latest American Woman Doll “historic character“ born in 1986 — and chunky jewellery are all a wink to that decade.

However throwin’ it again goes past duds, and into ‘dos.

The banana clip, a skinny, curved double comb that hinges on the backside and locks in a faux-hawk-meets-pony look has returned.

“Banana clip” has seen a pointy search curiosity improve up to now 12 months based on Google Tendencies, and clips typically are getting extra curiosity on-line. On Pinterest, there’s been a 105% search improve within the phrase “find out how to type hair clips” in comparison with this time final yr.

On social media, stans of the retro clip rejoiced because the accent started trending once more, as observed by Southern Dwelling.

“I by no means gave up on you, banana clip! Some folks stated you’d by no means come again however I by no means doubted for a minute,” wrote @sarahbessey on Twitter.

The banana clip, a drugstore hair accessory-aisle staple, works by scooping up hair to create a cascading, waterfall impact that hides the clip itself in textured or curly hair.

Anticipate to see the tress-tamer make an look throughout Zoom conferences and grocery runs, breaking apart a cycle of low ponies and excessive buns — the favored appears of working from residence.

Let’s name it a hair accent revolution, becoming a member of the ranks of Insta-age revived barrettes, the headscarf, and her dramatic, padded-out cousin, the hatband, credited to Kate Middleton. The pandemic noticed vibrant, flashy hair items take a again seat behind smart wares akin to pony holders and claw clips — a ’90s-era, low-maintenance, no-damage staple popularized by Jennifer Aniston in “Buddies,” and noticed on the heads of classy supermodels together with Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

On the very least, a banana clip can hold the outcomes of botched at-home haircuts again of thoughts.

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