Knowing you own about 745 bobby pins, you would constantly find them strewn about the house — except for when you really need them.
They are by far, the most inexpensive and versatile beauty tools to have in your kit. Transforming flat hair into a flouncing crown of glory with minimal effort, is my kind of do — swift and simple.
Now, off to making those 745 bobby pins useful!
1. Simple French Roll
Feel like a celebrity with this simple hairstyle that only uses just a handful of bobby pins.
2. Messy French Twist
Any avid fan of a once or twice weekly hair wash, this updo is for you. The French Twist hair hack requires a good amount of texture to sit and stay in that carefree, natural, ‘I tried, but not too hard,’ look. Brought to you by the girls at Irrelephant.
3. 2-Pin Top Knot
When you’re down to your last 2 bobby pins from that 745 that you knew you had kicking about the house, this one is for you. There’s always those faithful two pins that seem to hang about, and luckily, this style from the girls at Irrelephant only needs two!
4. 5-Minute Braided Chignon
Super simple stylish way to conceal unwashed locks. Bundle into a low pony, basic braid, fold over and pin to head. Ta da! As shown by Divine Caroline.
5. Braided Bangs
Great for that awkward fringe growing out stage. Steph shows you how to braid and pin effortlessly.
6. Half-up Side Braid
Tired of just wearing your hair down? Add a bit of sophistication by braiding it at the front on one side…and voila!
7. Braided Crown
Create this simple medieval look with just a few bobby pins!
8. Twisted Crown
Twisting your bits, Lulu creates this crowning glory, securing with crossed bobby pins at the back.
This beautiful vintage look is super easy to make and with just a bobby pin or two!
10. Mini Pompadour
Get the perfect mini pompadour with just two bobby pins!
11. Fringe Flick
Using bobby pins to set the curl, create the desired shape around your face with your fringe. Video tutorial by Nikki DeRoest‘s.
12. Half Up Hair Do
Weaving sections from the temple of the head, each is pinned to the opposite side. Creating an easy wear style that still shows the length of your hair, but pulls it off your shoulders enough so the kids don’t wipe their noses on it. The how-to is styled by Makeup Geek.