Hairstylist Olivia Smalley shared the hack on Instagram overnight.
Face masks have become de rigueuer since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Fashion brands across Canada are creating masks for consumers in various colours, textures and styles, and in addition to being a protective measure, the masks are also becoming a way for people to express their individual style. And now, hairstylist Olivia Smalley – who goes by the name OMG Artistry on Instagram – has served up quite the nifty little hair clip hack to help alleviate pressure on the ears from the elasticized loops on a face mask.
Sharing two short videos on Instagram, Smalley (who went viral back in April when she shared a video of a hair hack that leaves you with a professional-looking blowout without using a hairdryer) used a chic hair clip to secure the elastic loop on the mask to the hair. “Ears hurt? Grab a clip to hold back mask. And not to mention it looks so cute,” she wrote in the caption – and she’s not wrong.
If you’re feeling inspired, here’s a round-up of 10 cool hair clips to buy in Canada to try the hack the next time you’re wearing a face mask: