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20 Different Uses For Bobby Pins

posted in Beauty > Hair
05/15/2014
  • For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.
    For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.
  • 2. Spray dry shampoo or texture spray on the bobby pin before insertion to prevent slippage.

    3. Use the "locking" technique to ensure that your pin stays in place ALL DAY.
    Using a larger bobby pin or hairpin like Nishida Hair Pins, aim the open end of the pin against the direction that your hair is pulled. Next, rotate the pin so the open end is now facing the same direction as the hair, and push the pin in toward your head to secure it. If inserted correctly, the pins will pull your hair tighter and be unnoticeable. Repeat these steps until your style is completely secure.

  • 4. Secure the end of a braid with a hidden bobby pin to make your style look more chic. 
Tie the ends of your braid into a knot, and then slide a bobby pin upwards into the knot to secure it.
    4. Secure the end of a braid with a hidden bobby pin to make your style look more chic.
    Tie the ends of your braid into a knot, and then slide a bobby pin upwards into the knot to secure it.
  • 5. Keep your hair from falling in your face with hidden bobby pins. 
Put bobby pins right behind your ears to keep hair from falling forward.
    5. Keep your hair from falling in your face with hidden bobby pins.
    Put bobby pins right behind your ears to keep hair from falling forward.
  • Braid a section of your hair (about the width of your pinky), and pull it back. With the open end toward your face, place one foot of the bobby pin against your head and below the braid and the other side against your head above the braid, and slide the pin forward into place.
    Braid a section of your hair (about the width of your pinky), and pull it back. With the open end toward your face, place one foot of the bobby pin against your head and below the braid and the other side against your head above the braid, and slide the pin forward into place.
  • If you're looking for a way to pull back the sides of your hair but don't want the pins to show,  insert a bobby pin with the open end pointing toward your face and in the opposite direction of the section you're pinning back. If one bobby pin isn't strong enough, use more or a larger pin.
    If you're looking for a way to pull back the sides of your hair but don't want the pins to show, insert a bobby pin with the open end pointing toward your face and in the opposite direction of the section you're pinning back. If one bobby pin isn't strong enough, use more or a larger pin.
  • 8. Cover the elastic of your ponytail with a section of hair pinned around the base. After you've tied off your ponytail, grab a small section (about the width of your pinky) from the tail and wrap it around the base. Tuck in any loose ends and secure it by inserting a bobby pin into the base.
    8. Cover the elastic of your ponytail with a section of hair pinned around the base. After you've tied off your ponytail, grab a small section (about the width of your pinky) from the tail and wrap it around the base. Tuck in any loose ends and secure it by inserting a bobby pin into the base.
  • 9. Try the exposed bobby pin trend with #fun designs. Pin back a section of hair with two bobby pins in an upward direction. Complete the hashtag by inserting two more bobby pins perpendicular to the first two.
    9. Try the exposed bobby pin trend with #fun designs. Pin back a section of hair with two bobby pins in an upward direction. Complete the hashtag by inserting two more bobby pins perpendicular to the first two.

  • 10. Pin back a half-up hairstyle with a cute triangle design. Pull small sections of hair from each side of your head back. While holding your hair in place, take a bobby pin and slide it in horizontally over the crossed section. Then 2 bobby pins and slide them up to make the top of the triangle.
    10. Pin back a half-up hairstyle with a cute triangle design. Pull small sections of hair from each side of your head back. While holding your hair in place, take a bobby pin and slide it in horizontally over the crossed section. Then 2 bobby pins and slide them up to make the top of the triangle.
  • 11. Pin your bangs back with a cool ombré chevron bobby pin design. Start by pinning your bangs with one bobby pin with the open end pointed up. Complete the "V" shape by sliding one leg of another bobby pin at a downward angle inside the looped end of the first pin. Repeat as much as you wish.
    11. Pin your bangs back with a cool ombré chevron bobby pin design. Start by pinning your bangs with one bobby pin with the open end pointed up. Complete the "V" shape by sliding one leg of another bobby pin at a downward angle inside the looped end of the first pin. Repeat as much as you wish.
  • 12. Cross pins on top of eachother for reinforcement and a cool look. To make sure the first pin stays closed, pin another one over it in an "X" shape to help keep it shut.
    12. Cross pins on top of eachother for reinforcement and a cool look. To make sure the first pin stays closed, pin another one over it in an "X" shape to help keep it shut.


  • 13. Fix any wispy pieces or bumps with cute bobby pins instead of redoing your entire updo. If your hair has a lot of shorter layers that stick out of your braid, tuck them in with pretty pins.
    13. Fix any wispy pieces or bumps with cute bobby pins instead of redoing your entire updo. If your hair has a lot of shorter layers that stick out of your braid, tuck them in with pretty pins.
  • 14. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail. Once you've put your hair in a ponytail, insert two or three bobby pins halfway inside the elastic and facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail and flip it over for a fuller look.
    14. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail. Once you've put your hair in a ponytail, insert two or three bobby pins halfway inside the elastic and facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail and flip it over for a fuller look.
  • 15. Make your curls last longer by pinning the sections after curling them until they've cooled. After you've released a section of hair from your curling iron, immediately roll the strand back up and pin it against your head. Once the curls are cooled, take the pins out and style hair as desired.
    15. Make your curls last longer by pinning the sections after curling them until they've cooled. After you've released a section of hair from your curling iron, immediately roll the strand back up and pin it against your head. Once the curls are cooled, take the pins out and style hair as desired.
  • 16. Give your side pony more volume by teasing and pinning the hair at your crown first. To make your ponytail look more voluminous, backcomb small sections of hair at the crown of your head and then smooth them over and pin them back. Gather all of your hair into a ponytail for the finished look.
    16. Give your side pony more volume by teasing and pinning the hair at your crown first. To make your ponytail look more voluminous, backcomb small sections of hair at the crown of your head and then smooth them over and pin them back. Gather all of your hair into a ponytail for the finished look.
  • 17. Give yourself a faux bob even if you have long hair. After you've given yourself some fingerwaves, tuck the ends under and pin them into place.
    17. Give yourself a faux bob even if you have long hair. After you've given yourself some fingerwaves, tuck the ends under and pin them into place.
  • 18. Store your pins in an old Tic Tac container.
    18. Store your pins in an old Tic Tac container.

  • 19. Use the end of a pin to create nail art. Dip the open end of a bobby pin into a bottle of nail polish. Use the tip for polka dots or other designs.
    19. Use the end of a pin to create nail art. Dip the open end of a bobby pin into a bottle of nail polish. Use the tip for polka dots or other designs.

  • 20. Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin. Use the tip of a bobby pin to evenly disperse the glue along the base of the falsies.
    20. Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin. Use the tip of a bobby pin to evenly disperse the glue along the base of the falsies.

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