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
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.
2. Arrow bun
Everything’s pointing to you being the office hair queen with this eye-catching bobby pin hairstyle around.
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.
3. Bobby pinned fishtail
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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.
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.
6. Asterisk hair
You can also make everyone around you wonder how you did it with this glitzy, dance floor-ready asterisk hairstyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.