Prediction: Kristen Bell Just Sparked the Comeback of the Banana Clip

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What a time to be alive! Just when we think we can’t be surprised, a retro trend makes a comeback. This time around it’s the banana clip made relevant once more by none other than Kristen Bell!

The Bad Moms: Christmas star reinvented the voluminous ponytail for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Christime Symonds, who documented Bell’s whole glam experience. Symmonds posted a snapshot of the epic look from the side to her Instagram account, showcasing the wavy and luscious pony with the caption, “Yes, that’s a banana clip making @kristenanniebell’s pony tail game strong to very strong. Check her out on @jimmykimmellivetonight for the @RED charity show. 🍌clip #bananaclip.”

The key to making the whole banana clip look work is to start with a voluminous and bouncy blowout to give the hair dimension when it is swept up.  Also crucial: height at the crown and the front to give the ‘do balance.

Turns out, Bell really did give the banana clip everything it needed for a comeback. Commenters on the post remarked that they were inspired by the look to go out and purchase banana clips of their own. “Saw this post while at Target. I am now the proud owner of the Scunci 3 pack. #perfecttiming#thanksteenie,” wrote one follower.

If you are feeling inspired to give the banana clip a second chance, there are many great options available. One to check out: Goody Classic Clincher Combs ($6, amazon.com). Bonus: They are super affordable.

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Could 2018 be the year of the banana clip? If Bell is any indication, we’ll all be rocking perky ponytails of our own come January.

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