Why Your Next Hairstyle Should Include Bobby Pins

Caitlin S. Miller

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If you’re like us, whenever you have an updo, you spend half your time looking for bobby pins and the other half trying to keep them hidden away from sight once they’re actually in your hair. But thanks to a recent trend we’ve spotted on the red carpet, your battle with bobby pins just got infinitely easier to conquer. Thanks to stars like Khloe Kardashian, visible bobby pins are no longer a hair faux pax. Whether they’re bold and colored, have jeweled designs, or are simply good old-fashioned drugstore style, bobby pins are a must-try for your next hairstyle. Take a look at three completely different ways how to use bobby pins.

khloe kardashian

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Straight off her recent lob chop, Khloe Kardashian, displayed a truly unique way to add bobby pins to a basic low pony. Simply line a dozen or so thin, black bobby pins at the base of your ponytail just below the ear. Not only does this keep baby hairs at the nape of the neck at bay, but it also gives the appearance of a high-fashion ‘do.

suki waterhouse bobby pins

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Suki Waterhouse showed off how to add bobby pins to a more formal look. With a twenties-inspired finger wave, simple drugstore bobby pins hold the curls in place while hair jewels add a bit of glam to the look. (Clearly, we’re all about the hair jewel look these days.)

sarah paulson

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Think just because you have short hair, you can’t hop on the bobby pin train? Think again! Sarah Paulson rocked a killer version of the trend at the Critics Choice Awards. To add interest to a typical slicked-back bob, Paulson wore metallic silver bobby pins at the base of her neck (oh hey, neck tat!) in criss-cross fashion. We think we just found our weekend go-to.

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