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Whether your clip is actually shaped like a butterfly or is the thick, gripped version of the butterfly hair clip used in salons, you can wear it the same way as long as you do it right. If you're looking for a few cute ways to wear a butterfly clip in your hair, there are several options from which to choose.
Put your hair up into a high ponytail, at the crown of your head. Tease the hair around your crown first if you want to get some extra lift in that area. Clip in your butterfly clip around the base of your ponytail for a cute, not-so-plain ponytail style. It holds your ponytail in place and isn't as lackluster as an ordinary hair elastic.
Pull your hair back with your fingers -- it doesn't have to be perfect; you want a slightly messy, tousled look for this style, so you look chic, not stuffy -- into a ponytail, and twist the hair around to create a bun shape. Holding the bun against the back of your head, slip the butterfly clip in over the bun, where the ends of your hair are sticking out. This holds your bun in place by clipping the hair of the bun where the ends are and the hair against your head together. A butterfly clip is more decorative and pretty than using bobby pins or a plain clip, and it keeps your bun super secure.
A half-up style is simple and casual, but adding in a butterfly clip creates a bit of flair for your look. Pull back the top section of your hair to get rid of any part -- you can include just a section of hair that's just a few inches wide, or include the whole section of top hair from the top of one ear to the other -- back to just below the crown of your head. Holding the hair together against your head, twist it a few times and put the butterfly clip over your hair with the clip perpendicular to the ground. Make sure the clip goes over top of the hair, clipping the sectioned hair with the hair at the back of your head to hold your style in place. This style is ideal if you want to get your hair out of your face but still want some hair hanging down for a feminine, pretty look.
One cute way to wear a butterfly clip is to add it in when your hair is down loose. Part your hair down the center or off to one side, however you like it, and slide the butterfly clip in on one side, perpendicular to the ground, pulling the hair back a bit as you slide the clip in for a fancy look.