Bobby pins: these simple, yet very complicated little tools. We often underestimate both their power to help us out and to ruin an evening. Mastering the use of bobby pins is an art that every girl should be a specialist at. That is way we are offering you some tips on how to use bobby pins more effectively or even incorporate them in a few other areas of the beauty department (except of hair styling).
- Before using a bobby pin to clip your hair, spray it with dry shampoo, hairspray or any other texturizing product. This will prevent it from slipping and make its position a lot more stable.
- You can always use a bunch of bobby pins to great shapes and figures on your hair for a more interesting look. For instance, cross four bobby pins to create a square shape (or if you cannot imagine that: a hash tag!). Or you can pin a up-do hairstyle in the form of a triangle: simply cross two sections of hair on the back of your head, and slide three bobby pins to secure the hairstyle (one should be horizontal and the other two in opposing diagonal directions).
- The “locking technique” should become your best friend! Put the open end of the pin against the direction that your is pulled. Rotate it so the open end is now facing the same direction as your hair and push the pin inwards to secure its position. It will be more unnoticeable and will hold your hairstyle in a tighter way and for a longer time.
- Losing bobby pins is equally frequent as losing hair ties: and both are such useful objects! Store your bobby pins in a Tic Tac box or a small container, so that you do not leave them lying around.
- You can always use the fact that bobby pins are thin and sharp to help you out when creating nail art. For instance, dip the bobby pin in nail polish and create a polka dot nail design! You can also try to draw different small objects, lines, geometrical shapes, etc.
- Apply eyelash glue to false eyelashes with a bobby pin: you will be very precise! You can use the tip of the bobby pin to spread the glue evenly on the edge of the false lashes.
- You can also create a “hidden bobby pins” style which will be simple, yet very comfortable if you want to keep your locks away from your face while reading or working. Simply twist the sides of your hair (be careful not to take too much of it!) to the back, insert a bobby pin with the open end pointing toward your face and in the opposite direction of the section you are pinning back. One may not be enough if your hair is very thick, so add as many as you want or just a larger one.
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