Every woman in the history of women for as long as bobby pins have existed have relied on these handy dandy little contraptions to tame flyaways, pin back unruly bangs, create updo’s and much more. Bobby pins, for most women, are lifesaving devices – at least, in the beauty world. Today, Lionesse would like to talk about some of the different ways to use bobby pins as hair accessories – and yes, it can be done!
Decorative Bobby Pins
The most beautiful types of bobby pins that you won’t mind showing off or that you won’t mind showing through your style are the kind designed to do just that. The ones that have diamond or jewel studded embellishments on the pins, or glittery appearances, or maybe even metallic will always look fantastic showing through the hair style. Opt for these for fancy occasions, such as prom, a wedding, an evening out on the town, or even for a date night out to dinner.
Customize Your Own Bobby Pins
You can create your own bobby pin style with a hot glue gun and some beads. Choose whatever kind of bobby pins you like and bead colors that contrast with each other, or colors you just absolutely adore. Hot glue them to your bobby pins and allow the glue to dry completely before use. This is a fun afternoon project, and in the end, you’ll have tons of gorgeous bobby pins that you won’t mind sharing or wearing and being seen in. Use these for casual hair styles like buns, to pin back hair on the side of your face, or even in twists and to pin back the bangs.
Choose Varying Styles
There are many different styles of bobby pins in which you could choose to use to decorate your hair with, such as:
- Jumbo bobby pins which are good for those with thick hair or for updo styles
- Regular bobby pins which are good for average thickness and for simple styles like pinning back small braids, bangs, or keeping hair out of the face
- Mini bobby pins, which are great for those with thin hair, children, and for dainty accessories to the hair
- Hair pins – not to be confused as a regular bobby pin, hair pins are mainly used for loose hold styles and for buns and roll type styles
Varying the style of your pin in different colors and designs is always a good idea when it comes to switching up your hair style and looking for something different to accent your hair with. It also keeps things interesting with every new style you create and choosing the right pins for the job can help your style stay more secure all day – or night – long.
Lionesse believes every woman should have a bobby pin arsenal, so if you don’t, it’s time to get on the ball! Have some fun creating your own pins, switching up colors and styles, and learning about the different tips and tricks you can accomplish with bobby pins.