If you are tired of sacrificing style for punctuality, then you should definitely try out some of these awesome hairstyle hacks that you can do with little effort or time. Bobby pins are one of the few beauty tools with endless uses. Here’s how to use them to give your look a “wow” factor that will leave everyone asking what your secret is. we’ve all been hit by the bobby pin revelation (that the wavy part is actually supposed to be underneath, not the flat part), it’s time to put that knowledge to use and use those babies in new, unconventional ways. Gone are the days of shoving semi-concealed pins into your head! Here are some fantastic new ways to use the bobby pin; whether it’s to hide something, keep something up, or stand out loud and proud to make a fashion statement all on its own.
- First things first: Remember that bobby pins are meant to be used with the wavy side facing your scalp — the ridges are there to grip your hair and lock everything in place.( Via michellephan.com)
2. Hidden Pin: For no-show pins, point the bobby pin in the opposite direction of the hair you’re pinning back. Twist the pulled back section slightly, so that the pin has something to weave into. Find instructions for this quick tuck at Cosmo.
3. Chevron: create a trendy chevron shape with some colored bobby pins.Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Yet Another Beauty Site.
4. Or criss-cross your locks for a different take on half-up, half-down: It’s easier than you think, and each pin tucks neatly under the layer above it. More here via makeupgeek.com.
5. Start your day with a sunrise ponytail: Fair to say that this one might take more than a few minutes — but you can’t just ~rush a sunrise~, OK? Get the instructions via brit.co.
6. Triangle: Pin back a half-up hairstyle with a cute triangle design. For a really cute half-updo, secure your hair with three bobby pins strategically placed in the shape of a triangle. Make sure that you get all the ends to touch each other so that it is a closed shape. Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – MuchoMuchoBuenoBueno.
7. Double up with two: Hair equality for all via thebeautysnoop.com.
9. Or a geometric one: More ideas at Marie Claire.
10. Master the art of the twist-and-tuck: Get the details via relephant-blog.com.
11. For a no-fuss way to tuck your bangs back, braid your crown and secure with two quick pins: Get the instructions Via manouvellemode.com.
12. Faux Headband: Create a series of ‘X’s around the entire back part of your head to make this awesome boho-style headband. It’s super easy, and so effective! Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Brit+Co.
13. Or stack a dozen on top of each other for a beautifully bold look: Amped up contrast FTW. More ideas at Refinery29.
14. Fix any wispy pieces or bumps with cute bobby pins instead of redoing your entire updo: If your hair has a lot of shorter layers that stick out of your braid, tuck them in with pretty pins. Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Cosmopolitan.
15. Hashtag: Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying Twitter’s massive success and following. And if you are one of the loyal tweeters, I’ve found this cool way to show your love of the hashtag by incorporating it to your hairstyle. Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Cosmopolitan.
16. Crown fan: Create a cool, punky little fan crown around your bun by sticking a few pins halfway into the bun o that they stand out. Of course, this looks best with gold pins so that it actually resembles a crown, but use whatever color you like! Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Self.
17. Braid Finish with bobby pin: Finish off your braid or fishtail in a more elegant manner without that pesky hair elastic. At then of the braid, tie your hair into a knot, hold the ends together, and then slide the pin vertically up the middle of the knot. It’ll secure your look! Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Cosmopolitan.
18. Hairstyle Tutorial and Instructions – Cosmopolitan.
19. Pin your bangs back with a cool ombré chevron bobby pin design: Start by pinning your bangs with one bobby pin with the open end toward the ceiling. Complete the “V” shape by sliding one leg of another bobby pin at a downward angle inside the looped end of the first pin. Repeat as many times as you’d like to get the look you want.
20. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail. Once you’ve put your hair in a ponytail, insert two or three bobby pins halfway inside the elastic and facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail and flip it over for a fuller look that won’t sag or droop.
21.Make your curls last longer by pinning the sections after curling them until they’ve cooled.