How to Create a Bobby Pin Hair Crown in 8 Steps

Look chic and trendy with a bobby pin hair crown. Read on to learn how to create this 'do. 

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Bobby pin hair crown: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with bobby pins on her dark shoulder-length hair smiling outdoors

Hair clips and bobby pins are so uso right now. You see women wearing these hair accessories in different shapes and sizes. Even bobby pins are being given more attention. They no longer act as mere supporting accessories to a hairstyle, like holding stray hair strands in place in a bun. Some even come in a different color! Now is the perfect time to be creative with bobby pins, and we’re here to show you a pretty hairstyle you can work on: the bobby pin hair crown. Read on to learn how.

8 Steps to Make a Bobby Pin Hair Crown


Prep hair

Wash your hair with DOVE Intense Repair Shampoo and DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner to help repair damaged strands while making your hair smooth and manageable. 


woman with smooth short hair.

Protect from heat

Spritz TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist on your hair to guard it against damage from heated styling tools. 


Bobby pin hair crown: Asian woman spraying heat protectant on her shoulder-length dark hair and smiling

Divide and conquer

Divide your hair into two horizontal sections. Gather the top section and clip it so you can work on the lower section first in the next step. 

Bobby pin hair crown: Asian woman clipping the top section of her dark shoulder-length hair and smiling

Go straight

Straighten the lower section of your hair using a flat iron. Work on your hair one small section at a time. Comb your hair as you iron to make your hair smooth and tangle-free. Continue until all sections of your hair have been straightened. 

Bobby pin hair crown: Asian woman ironing her dark shoulder-length hair wearing a mustard-colored top

Time to spray!

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your bobby pins to give them extra grip. This way, you’ll keep your bobby pins in place when you put them on your hair.

Bobby pin hair crown: Closeup shot of hands of an Asian woman spraying hairspray on a bobby pin

Pin it!

Start putting a bobby pin at eye level on one side of your hair. Put the next pin, letting it cross over the first one. Create Xs as you place the bobby pins on your hair. 

Bobby pin hair crown: Closeup shot of an Asian woman putting bobby pins on her dark hair

Just keep pinning

Continue placing bobby pins and creating Xs with them from one side of your hair, going through the back, and all the way to the other side. 

Bobby pin hair crown: Closeup shot of an Asian woman putting pins on her dark hair and smiling

Pretty in pins

Time to show off your bobby pin hair crown! This hairstyle can glam up your casual look in just a few minutes. It’s both quirky and girly; you can even play with different shapes! The bobby pin hair crown can also be your go-to party hairstyle when you’re in the mood to hit the clubs on a Saturday night. 

Bobby pin hair crown: Side view of an Asian woman with bobby pin hair crown on her dark shoulder-length hair and smiling

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using the following links:
DOVE Intense Repair Shampoo
DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner
TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

More Ways to Wear Hair Clips

In love with hair accessories? Here are other ways to wear them.

1. The Side Sweep

Short hairstyles for Filipinas: Closeup profile shot of Laureen Uy with short dark hair wearing a pink coat
Adorn your side sweep with chic bobby pins or clips to make it more stylish. Credit: Melodie Jeng

Make this trendy hairstyle look sleek and polished by placing a pin on one side of your hair. If you have a blunt bob or lob, the Side Sweep is perfect for you. Nail this ‘do by keeping your hair free from frizz and flyaways.

Editor’s tip: When wearing your hair down, make sure to give it extra softness and bounce. Do this by applying an adequate amount of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream after putting on your clips.

2. Curly side part hairstyle

Blow dry your hair: Asian woman with long dark hair with hair clips wearing a dress outdoors
Let your cute hair clips be the cherry on top of a perfectly blow-dried hair.

Got long hair? Go for the curly side part hairstyle. Jazz up a simple down ‘do with cute hair clips. Curl the tips of your hair as well to create bounce and movement. Wear this hairstyle and look stylish on an afternoon coffee date or if you’re off to see a movie with your friends.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your curls to give them a beautiful tousled movement. 

3. Hair clip medley

Street style hair inspiration: Woman with long straight blonde hair wearing hair clips and a brown jacket outdoors
Make sure your hair clips have the same shape or color when mixing and matching. Credit: Melodie Jeng

You can also combine different hair clips and bobby pins in one hairstyle. Just make sure they have similar shapes or colors so your ‘do looks put together. There are no rules set in stone when going for a hair clip medley. You’re free to place the clips whichever way you want. Be creative!

4. OOTD piece

How to mix and match hair clips: a side profile of a woman with mixed and matched hair clips on her hair
When going monochrome, playing with shapes and texture is a great way to spice things up. Credit: Shutterstock

Hair clips can also complete your outfit. Match it with your ensemble or your accessories by mix-and-matching shapes and textures.

Tub of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Smoothing Mask

Editor’s tip: Complete your getup with a beautiful, nourished hair. Give your hair some intentive TLC with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask.

Now that you know how to create a bobby pin hair crown, it’s time to make your own! Create more fab looks out of the simplest of hair accessories and let the results surprise you. Happy hairstyling!