9 bobby pin hairstyles to break your hair rut

All Things Hair | 10 September 2018
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These bobby pin hairstyles will give you a reason to find all your missing ones!

Whether you’re heading back to school or work, there’s no denying you’ll be looking for your lost bobby pins to help you secure your go-to hairstyle. But did you know that they are some seriously stylish bobby pin hairstyles you can achieve with them?

Bobby pins are often overlooked and shunned for more obvious hair accessories (be it a flower crown or pearls), but seeing all the ways you can wear them, below, is all you need to convince you to give them a chance.



9 eye-catching bobby pin hairstyles you should be wearing this season



 

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with long chestnut brown hair styled with bobby pins shaped into a hashtag sign on one side of her hair. wearing stripes and posing in a studio setting
#Hairgoals! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Hashtag hair

Selfie-lovers rejoice! You can show off your adoration for hashtags with your hair by shaping bobby pins into the sign and placing it on the side of your head, like this beauty has done.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with chestnur brown hair styled into a low bun with bobby pins styled into an arrow on the side of her hair, posing in a studio setting
Aim and slay with this ‘do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Arrow bun

Everything’s pointing to you being the office hair queen with this eye-catching bobby pin hairstyle around.

With an on-trend low bun and different coloured bobby pins, you’ll be ready to turn your second day hair into a work of mane art.

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Editor’s tip: Creating bobby pin hairstyles on days old hair will be a breeze with the Bed Head Rockaholic Livin’ The Dream Dry Shampoo at hand. Just spritz it on your roots and watch as your mane is given extra texture and left feeling fresher, too.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with long chestnut brown hair styled into a side fishtail braid decorated with bobby pins, wearing white in a studio setting
Who knew you could make a fishtail braid look this exciting? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Bobby pinned fishtail

Braided bobby pin hairstyles do exist! Our favourite? This lovely fishtail side braid. Guess it’s time for you to master the fishtail plait once and for all, which you can with our tutorial, here.

Next read: 23 chic braided updos you’ll want to try.

Bobby pin hairstyles: close up shot of a woman with platinum blonder hair with bobby pinned back fringe
Sweep your mane off your face in a stylish way.

4. Pinned back

Looking for a quick way to make your bangs or grown-out fringe a little more interesting? Just sweep your fringe off your face with a few bobby pins, like this, to give a high-fashion touch to your overall look.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with bleach blonde half up half down hairstyle with bobby pins
Criss-cross hair, don’t care!

5. Criss-cross hair

Bobby pin hairstyles allow you to experiment with so many different shapes and styles. You can keep it chic and simple with a criss-cross effect, as demonstrated here.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with long chestnut brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down look and secured with bobby pins fashioned into an asterisk
Dance the night away with this ‘do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

6. Asterisk hair

You can also make everyone around you wonder how you did it with this glitzy, dance floor-ready asterisk hairstyle.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with long chestnut brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down hairstyle with bobby pins styled into a triangular shape
Which shape will you pick? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Triangle-shaped half-up hairstyle

Another half-up hairstyle, we hear you say? Well, how could we resist, especially when they look so gorgeous when paired with bobby pins.

This polished bobby pins hairstyle is practically destined for those with sleeker locks, as it will help to show off your strands in a fresh, interesting way.

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Editor’s tip: Dealing with heat to get this straight hairstyle? Using the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray will help protect your mane against heat damage and also give you a shiner-looking finish.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Close up backshot of a woman with messy bleach blonde medium hair styled with a triangle bobby pins, wearing a gold top and posing outside
Who needs a crown when you’ve got this look?

8. The half-up crown

Looking for a way to get ready for the onset of party season? Then this off-duty, beachy hairstyle is definitely for you. Just say goodbye your usual accessory and get yourself a crown made out of bobby pins, instead.

Bobby pin hairstyles: Closeup shot of a woman with side-swept bleach blonde hair styled with bobby pins
How many bobby pins will you use?

9. Side-swept

This is a modern take on the old Hollywood side-swept hairstyles made popular by the screen sirens of the ’30s and ’40s. So if you have a vintage party coming up, why not add a touch of edgy glamour with (yep, you guessed it) bobby pins.

 

 

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