Bobby pins are always something I seem to find laying around, but never really think to use since my hair routine on a day-to-day basis is pretty basic. They’re such a common hair accessory — half the time you never really know when people are wearing them because they are generally meant to be hidden, pinning back loose hairs or securing a style. For this post, I wanted to try using bobby pins in a different way — having them visible! Here are three easy ways to reinvent the bobby pin.
All you need for this trick is a few long bobby pins and some nail polish.
Slide the bobby pins onto a thick piece of paper and line them up so they are touching each other. With your nail polish, paint your design directly on top of the pins and wait until the polish is dry. I chose to do a geometric design with red and grey polish.
Once the polish is dry, you can slide the pins off the paper.
I added a little braid and pinned my bobby pins just below it. If you have dark hair and use dark pins, it looks like the design is printed right onto your hair!
This style is super easy to do. Throw your hair into a low bun, then place your bobby pins in a crown form at the base. I used metallic bobby pins for Brigette’s red locks.
This style looks best when your hair is pulled back into a low side bun. To get the chevron shape, slide one bobby pin onto the hair, and then slide the next one through the end of the first pin, creating a secure angle. I made 5 chevrons, but feel free to add more for a more dramatic effect!
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