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Simple Styles with Bobby Pins

By December 6, 2013No Comments
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Oh, the possibilities!

Oh, the possibilities!

So if you know me, you’ve probably noticed that I have a bobby pin tattoo on my wrist. Yes, it’s a fact that a practically shed bobby pins. They are everywhere I go (hence the reason for my tattoo).

As a professional hairstylist, I constantly rely on this simple tool so it’s really no wonder that it’s one of my favorites. I admit they can be a bit pesky if you have to pull them out from a complicated wedding or prom updo. But there’s so much you can do with just one or two bobby pins and here are my two favorite looks.

The Bang Twist

I love my bangs. But I don’t like washing my hair everyday. So on day 2 or 3 after a fresh blow dry or a day off when I’m not into feeling my bangs against my forehead, I simply twist them across my front hairline and secure with one bobby pin!

Start like you would a French braid. Take a little bit of hair at the front, and start twisting backwards to the opposite side of your forehead. As you work across your hairline grab a little more hair with each twist. At the end (usually above the end of that eyebrow) is where you secure with one bobby pin! This works well when you’ve decided to patiently grow out your bangs and you’re stuck in the awkward phase.

The Bun

You just can’t go wrong with this classic. And this is another style that should only require a few bobby pins. Smooth hair back (high or low or side or wherever bun is desired) and secure into a ponytail with an elastic band. Wrap the pony tail around to create a bun. While holding with one hand, Use one or a few pins placed into the bun to secure. Using the bobby pins makes the difference between a polished bun and a casual knot.

Next time you’re looking for a cute look without a lot of work, grab a couple pins and try these out!

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