Visible bobby pins, a new hair accessory trend

/ 03.25.2014
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Bobby pins are just magic, aren't they? With them on our side, we can defy gravity with our hair, and achieve a whole lot of glamorous hairstyles that wouldn't otherwise be possible. The thing is, they're usually kept out of sight in order to maintain the illusion of effortless-looking, yet often complicated, hairstyling sorcery.

Now, with a little help from designers like Zac Posen, and a whole host of famous heads such as Kate Mara and Sarah Michelle Gellar, bobby pins are becoming something of an accessory phenomenon.

Like the hair tuck trend, or even wet-look hair, is this a trend that translates easily from runway to real life?

Lazy girl styling

If you don't have a lot of extra time to spend styling sleek waves and curls with a curling iron, this trend allows you to sculpt and secure them with pins instead. It's basically a time-saving hair cheat that has an undeniable appeal! Once you're done, you then have no choice but to unashamedly display the bare-bones structure (or betray your styling secret, depending on how you look at it) with pride.

You can even use bobby pins that are a totally contrasting color to you hair; in fact, that's kind of the point. It's all about throwing out the rule book and coming up with a fresh new hairstyle that won't fade into the background, but won't seem too 'out there' either.


How to rock the look

A sleek hair texture looks great with visible bobby pins as it makes them really stand out. All you have to do is flat iron your locks with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, give yourself a side part and mist with SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray for a silky finish. After that, you can go right ahead and start constructing your chosen hairstyle.

Alternatively, a tousled matte texture looks great as it ramps up the contrast, and also goes hand-in-hand with the penchant for all things windswept this season. For this, simply spray your roots with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and massage with your fingertips. Tease the hair if you want some extra volume, then pin back into an unapologetically bobby-tastic chignon. The more pins, the better!

What do you think, can you see yourself wearing bobby pins like this?

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