Dude! Get ready to pull that gray-streaked hair back because banana hair clips from the 80s are back! The elusive clip has been seen in action on the runways at Fashion Week this year, but we don’t need a bunch of fashion-forward pros to tell us what we already know––that the curved clip is, like, all we need in a hair accessory.

The banana hair clip (which gets its name from the contoured shape that resembles a banana. No duh.) made its debut in the 80s and was hailed as a fashion-forward way to pull hair back off the face but still give ladies length and style. It paired perfectly with those feathered bangs and major shoulder pads, and pretty much gave us the mullet-style without committing to a full-on “business in the front, party in the back” haircut. Totally radical.


Banana Clips

Image Courtesy of Walmart.


Shockingly, you don’t have to pay vintage collector prices to snag your own banana hair clips. A quick search yielded tons of budget-friendly options from pretty much every drugstore and Amazon. The good news is, you don’t have to pair your banana hair clip with the fashion choices from the 80s to relive your glory days. The contoured hair clip is a great way to say bye to the mom bun, but hello to some righteous style.



Be honest, are you running out to buy a pack of banana clips now? Let us know in the comments below!

––Karly Wood



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