6 Impressive Hair Hacks & Stylish Looks With Bobby Pins

It might sound silly or implausible, but a bad hair day really can put you in a bad mood and cause a bad day overall. Even if you're not having a bad hair day, you might just be bored with your go-to look and want to dress up your locks a bit. The fastest and most chic way to glamify your mane in no time is with bobby pins, so you're going to love the following 6 tips and tricks!

1. Easy Waves

Women with long, straight hair often crave wavy hair, but if you also happen to have thin hair, you know that waves with staying power are just a pipe dream. But not with this trick! Kiss the curling iron, round brush, and curlers goodbye, because a simple plastic cup can achieve the same look with less effort.

You'll Need:

  • 1 plastic cup
  • bobby pins
  • spray bottle filled with water
  • hair dryer

Here's How:

1.1 Place a plastic cup on top of your head, wrap individual strands of hair around the cup, and secure them in place with bobby pins.

1.2 Dampen your hair with water.

1.3 Blow dry your hair until no longer damp.

1.4 Remove the hairpins and plastic cup, flip your head over, and gently finger brush the soft waves to smooth them out.

2. Bobby Pin Holder

If you're like most women, you find yourself constantly buying new packs of bobby pins because they always seem to disappear rather quickly — you toss a few in your purse, carry a few in your pocket, clip a few to your shirt for later, and before you know it, you're all out again. Now you can easily store them all in one to-go container that you can conveniently carry around in your purse.

You'll Need:

  • bobby pins
  • large Tic Tac container

Here's How:

Place your bobby pins in a Tic Tac container, or similar vessel, so you can always have some on hand without having to search the deep and dark crevices of your purse.

3. Bobby Pin Hashtag

Pulling your hair back on one side may seem simple and like it's been done to death, but by adding 4 bobby pins in a hashtag design, this everyday look suddenly becomes stylish.

4. Bobby Pin Triangle

Bobby pins can also create an eye-catching look at the back of your head — simply pull two strands from the front of your hairline directly to the back and fasten them in place with 3 bobby pins in the shape of a triangle.

5. Bobby Pin Arrows

A simple braid is the fastest way to tame long hair in the day-to-day life. But why not spice up that subtle version with 6 bobby pins? Make a simple braid at the nape of your neck or on the side and then arrange 6 bobby pins in an arrow pattern.

6. Bobby Pin French Braid

6.1 A French braid can be pretty hard for a newbie to manage, but there's a trick for that! Simply alternate strands from the front to the back of the head and secure each one in place with a bobby pin. Make sure to cover the end of each strand with the next strand so that only the bobby pins are visible. 

6.2 Continue the process until you reach the neck. Pull the loose hair into a messy bun and pin it in place. Alternatively, you can also make a simple braid and let it fall down your back. Easy, breezy, beautiful!

Who would have guessed you could do so much more with bobby pins than just pin a strand of hair back?! Have fun with your new fancy looks!


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