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  • Hairstyles with Bobby Pins: Bobby Pins as Styling Aid

Hairstyles with Bobby Pins

Hairstyles with Bobby Pins
Thin bobby pins can be used to hold up sections of your hair and as a result, they often change the entire look. Bobby pins are a styling element in their own right in the hairstyles of the model for Cacharel (left) and Emma Stone (right)
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Is your hair unwilling to cooperate with your styling efforts today? Do those troublesome strands of hair insist on a life of their own? Does your hair refuse to stay up in your updo? Bobby pins to the rescue! These little pins can make you the master of unruly hair

  • Usually, the lowly bobby pin is relegated to a shadowy existence hidden from sight under your hair. The plain bobby pin is used to secure updos and mock bobs to name just two of many styles. Every woman should have at least a few bobby pins in her styling arsenal in the bathroom or in her bag in case of a hair emergency. They provide hold for hairstyles and on a bad hair day, may even save the rest of the day.

  • Tips on Using Bobby Pins to Style Your Hair

  • Hairstyles with Bobby Pins
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    Bobby pins may be used to create finger waves. After shampooing, work styling mousse through your hair and comb it as straight as possible. Now, push your hair upward toward the roots to form rail-like waves. The distance between the waves should be about 2 inches. You can create as many waves as you like. Put a bobby pin in the trough of every wave and allow the hair to dry.

    Photo on the left: Amy Adams wears a casual finger wave hairstyle. On one side, she has placed two golden bobby pins, which serve as eye-catching accessories as well as holding the hair in place.

  • Bobby pins support your style without making their presence known in ostentatious ways. Use a small bobby pin to move your fringe out of your face for a sleek hairstyle. The colour of the bobby pin should match the colour of your hair, unless you want to create an accent or instead of brushing your hair behind your ear, use a bobby pin to secure your hair to the side after pulling it over just like Lana Del Rey (left). Emma Stone (right) surprises with creative arrangements of parallel and crossing bobby pins.

    In short, the next time your hair does not yield to the best of your styling efforts, get out the bobby pins and pin your hair into submission.