Although we can’t keep track of them, bobby pins are the real MVPs of our hair routine. They’re small enough to fit inside our purse and covert enough for any and every hairstyle.
We’ve spent years hiding them inside our manes, but they deserve some time in the spotlight, too. Now more than ever, women are embracing bobby pins as accessories instead of tools.
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Celebs like Solange, Uzo Aduba and Rihanna have worn their own version of the look now, women are doing the same on our Instagram feeds.
No matter your hair length or texture, you’ll quickly see that there are countless ways to rock the exposed bobby pin trend without feeling (or looking) like a fool. Keep scrolling for the inspo you need to try it out!
Compliment a chestnut TWA with golden pins on the side.
Tic tac toe, anyone?
Get creative by using the pins to create geometric shapes.
Criss-cross pins are a cute compliment to any look.
Even a head full of curls won’t distract from a set of criss-crossed pins.
A trio of pinwheels will certainly turn heads.
Slick back your straight mane in a stylish way with a few pins above the ears.
Or keep it simple by rocking them along the hairline.
Add a few carefully placed pins to a style that you were planning to pin up anyway.
Remember, practice makes perfect. Plus, you never know how many styles you can come up with!
Take your bun from basic to breathtaking with a line of bobby pins on the side.
Replace your braids or twists with bobby pins when you’re low on time, but still want to leave a lasting impression.
We’re in love with this train track-style design.
The only thing better than an afro is an afro with bobby pins.
Sometimes, all you need is three.
X marks the spot.
Triangles, squares, rectangles; there isn’t a shape that doesn’t look good.
Straight to the point.
The more pins, the better!