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The Genius Hair Clip Hack for Face Masks to Help Alleviate Pressure on Your Ears

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: