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Time to Lock It In: Bobby Pins and How They're Taking Hair Styles by Storm | Best Hair Straightener 2019

February 19, 2019 | Posted by NuMe Team
Time to Lock It In: Bobby Pins and How They're Taking Hair Styles by Storm | Best Hair Straightener 2019

Overall Tips:

  • The wavy side of the pin always faces your scalp (what?! I know, life-changing).
  • Spray the pin (or the section of hair) with a dry shampoo like the NuMe Fresh N' Fab Dry Shampoo or a hairspray like the NuMe Hottie Alert Shine Spray before doing any pinning.
  • Make sure the pin is taut and not flimsy, with a strong clamp that snaps back easily. If you pull the two prongs of the pin apart and they stay separated, you have a poor quality bobby pin.
  • To hide pins more easily, use ones that match your hair color.
  • When using pins to secure the hair (and not just adorn it), point the pin the opposite direction of where the hair is going. For example, to pin a twisted section, insert into the hair with the pin's wavy side up, then twist it under in the opposite direction with the wavy side down. Citytv has a great demo of this technique here.
  • For more super easy to follow bobby pin hacks, check out this YouTube video from beauty influencer, Milabu.

 

Fun Styles:

Chevron, Criss-Cross or Stacked Sections

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Add some flair to a sleek straight look by creating a chevron, criss-cross or stacked pattern of bobby pins across one side section, or around your crown. To achieve the base for this look, prep wet hair with the NuMe Sleeky In A Bottle Serum then after blow drying, spray with Watch Me Werk Thermal Heat Protectant and straighten with the Megastar Hair Straightener.

 

Half Up-Half Down Triangle-in-the-Back

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A fun twist for hair that's been freshly curled with the NuMe Curling Wand, rather than securing the top section of hair in the back with an elastic or barrette, use bobby pins to form a triangle. It will just involve pulling three parts to the back, one from the top front of the hairline and one from each side.

 

Half Up-Half Down High Pony/Bun Pinned-Down-on-the-Crown

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This look is key for when you want the half pony to take center stage. While doable for any length of texture, it's really fun for hair that's long and thick. For maximum volume, start with a with a root lifter like NuMe Root Werk Root Lifter before drying and then when hair is dry, maximize waves with NuMe Magic Curling Wand (32 mm barrel). Secure the high pony/bun top with an elastic and pin down the hairs just behind the hairline with the bobby pins—you can get creative with directions and styles!

 

Twist Buns...SO Many Types of Twist Buns

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As long as you have plenty of bobby pins and hairspray like our Hair-Fie Ready Finishing and Shine Hairspray, you can go to town on bun styles. Just remember, to insert, twist and point the pin in the opposite direction if you really want the strands to stay secure.

 

Hashtag Bobby

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Create hashtag symbols with bobby pins. It looks cool on any shape or style. Again, just make sure you've got high-quality pins and plenty of hairspray. #hair is the goal.

 

These are just a few of many unique styles you can create with bobby pins (now that you know the basics of using them, yay), whether your hair is short, long, curly or straight. For more inspiration, search #bobbypins and #bobbypinhairstyles on Instagram and be sure to follow us for more product recs and how-to hair tutorials @NuMeStyle. Sign up for our newsletter at NuMehair.com for hair tips and exclusive offers.

 

Looking for more hair inspos? Check it out here & here!

 

Author: Mary Patterson Broome

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