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Hairstyles with Bobby Pins

Hairstyles with Bobby Pins
Thin bobby pins can be used to hold back strands of front hair. As a result, bobby pins often change the entire look. Bobby pins are a styling element in their own right in the hairstyles of this model for Cacharel (left) and Emma Stone (right)
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Is your hair unwilling to cooperate with your styling efforts today? Did those troublesome strands of side 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 over unruly hair

  • Usually, the lowly bobby pin is relegated to a shadowy existence hidden from the eyes in the undergrowth of hair. The plain bobby pin is used to secure updos and mock bobs to name just two of many uses. Every woman should have at least a few bobby pins in her styling arsenal in the bathroom or in her pocket book just in case a hair emergency arises. Bobby pins 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. Comb your hair 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 placed two golden bobby pins, which serve as eye-catching accessories aside from holding the side hair in place.

  • Bobby pins are big styling helpers without making their presence known in ostentatious ways. Use a small bobby pin if you like to move the fringes 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. Instead of brushing your hair behind your ear, you may use a bobby pin to secure your side hair after pulling it over rather than behind your ear. Lana Del Rey shows this style. Emma Stone (right photo) surprises with creative arrangements of parallel or crosswise placed 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. This will not fail to solve the problem.