FP Hair Shop: Three Tools, Three Tutorials

Get a behind the scenes look at the FP Hair Shop with this step-by-step guide to three of our favorite tools! 

Hair is always on our minds here at Free People. It’s an essential accessory that can be worn hundreds of different ways, making it a valuable player in day-to-day life. Some may even consider it their best feature. Staying on top of the latest trends and styles can be overwhelming, but with the freshly updated FP Hair Shop, things just got a little simpler.

Buns, braids, waves, twists… what’s your favorite way to wear your hair? The possibilities are endless, and today we’re going to show you how to use some of the tools in the shop to help achieve our favorite hairstyles, in the easiest way possible.

Three tools, three tutorials… are you ready? Step behind the curtain of the Tressing Room…

The Reverse Pin

Think bobby pin, but a version that’s smarter and a little more practical. Rather than using multiple pins to keep your hair in place, these reverse pins use a corkscrew technique that keep styles more secure, and allow you to forego the task of trying to hide a million bobby pins. Here’s how we’re using them:

1) Start by twisting hair into a half up, half down bun.



2) Take one of the reverse pins and using the open-ended side, twist in an upward clockwise direction into the bun from the bottom.


3) Take another, but this time starting at the top of the bun and twisting downward.


The pins will interlock and disappear out of sight, creating a secure hold that will keep the bun in place. Easy as that!


Bun Twist

Sometimes creating the perfect bun can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of hair. The bun twist is a great tool that’s easy to use, practical/portable, and doesn’t involve a sock.

1) Start with hair in a low pony.


2) Take the Bun Twist and insert hair through the middle, then pull down to the end of the pony.



3) Twist up until you reach the pony tail holder.


4) Pull the ends of the twist down in a half-moon shape so both ends meet.


5) Twist the ends together to secure, then separate the hair to make the bun more full. Voila!


French Braid Tool

I’ve never really been able to fully master the french braid. I think it’s one of those things that you either get, or just end up having the worst time trying to understand.  With this little tool, dreams can finally come true.

1) Place the tool at the top part of your hair where you want the braid to begin and section off three pieces of your hair into the slots.


2) Pick one of the outside sections, pick up some hair from the side, and bring it over the other sections and place it into the empty slot.


3) Repeat step 2 with the next section of hair, and continue all the way down until hair is fully braided.



*Make sure the sections of hair aren’t too thick or else it will be difficult to place in the slots.


Once you get to the point of the braid where you aren’t picking up anymore sections of hair from the sides, feel free to remove the tool and finish off with a regular three-strand braid.


Have fun!

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  1. The braiding tool is ridiculous. People can’t be this dumb. How did you finish school if you don’t get how to braid three strands of hair together? You should not be good at Pinterest.

  2. Love the step-by-step tutorials. The reverse pins are so awesome!! I’ve seen them before, but never known how to use them. Also, are they just as easy to twist out as they are to twist in? I have super thick hair and often find random bobby pins from hairstyles past lol.

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