Hair Trends Can Stem from Anywhere, Including the Bobby PinWho would have thought that a useful tool used for clipping and pinning away hair would serve as a bold fashion statement? Or maybe you are like most of us, tired of the same hairstyle and you want to do something different that allows you to tip outside of your comfort zone a smidge. Even though we cannot keep up with them after buying a pack of 100 the bobby pin hair trend also known as the “exposed bobby pin” is one of those popular styles that comes along where everyone can wear it. The bobby pin trend is one of those things that make you reach for your phone, hit Pinterest to see precisely what it is and then make you head for your local beauty supply store to start recreating the looks. But what exactly is this trend? The answer for that is so vast, but in a few words, it is when you use bobby pins to creatively pin your hair up and out of the way to display your work of art. Typically when using a bobby pin, your primary goal is to hide the pins so that no one can see them.
Leave It to Millennials in 2018 to Debunk That Thought!We have seen this trend start earlier in 2017 and eventually watched it gain traction in 2018. It has spread from your favorite blogs to fashion magazines to editorial spreads and runways around the world. There are so many different ways to rock the bobby pin hair trend you just have to find a creative style that works for the look you are going for that day.
Why Do We Love This So Much?To say that we love this trend is an understatement. The convenience and simplicity of this trend make it not only something we love but will turn those of us who do not consider ourselves creative to feel like a celebrity hairstylist. The use of colors, sizes and in some cases textures makes a fantastic outlet for creativity to spark and fly free. If you add in the fact that your hair is your canvas you have a win-win situation on your hands. Another fantastic point to make about using bobby pins as a hair accessory is that it is not too complicated of a look nor is it another “boring” hair accessory. It is probably safe to say that many of our celeb favs have made this look a popular one that is highly sought out after on Pinterest. From super curly hair to amazingly sleek hair, we have to admit sometimes we want the look and it is okay to accept that! When hairstyles are on trend, it is hard to look away from them as they become more and more prominent on social networks. But to be honest, we are okay with that because of the more inspiration, the better! What is somewhat comical about this trend is that we have spent years, countless hours and trips to the bathroom to hide bobby pins deep inside of our tresses. From buns to ponytails and even braids we take the most vigorous attempt to make sure that no one can see how we got our hair to be so laid.
It's So Funny How Times Keep Changing!Many times when you are looking to spice up your hair and start the search for some fun hair pieces, the options fall in between an 8-year-old girl and senior prom glitz. While those options are not necessarily bad, many of us would instead opt out of those looks and go for something more on trend and easy to personalize. Seriously, imagine yourself being able to tailor your hair accessories with a slayed Friday night look! You can stack them to create a row of metallic glam, or you can strategically place them for a more tied together look. If you are trying out the summer hair trend of the pom-pom ponytail, the bobby pins will compliment a low pom-pom ponytail beautifully if they stack to the side of your hair. No matter how you do it, do it in a way that you love because it’s your hair.
Where do I Find the Bobby Pins?You can find your bobby pins at your local beauty supply store, department store or online but if you can not see what it is that you are looking for, turn it into a DIY project. The first step in creating your custom bobby pins is to buy the pins girl! Bobby pins at your local drug store can be as inexpensive as 99 cents for a pack of 50. Once you have purchased your pins, head to the craft aisle to buy glitter, metallic spray paint, spray glue and other craft pieces like mini pom-poms or flowers that you find appealing. Do not forget to purchase some throwaway gloves and a face mask (or you can use a T-shirt) to protect your face when applying spray products. You do not want to inhale any of this product so make sure that you take the proper precautions.
The Metallic Bobby PinGet your shine one with this cute and fast DIY to stay in on the bobby pin trend. You will not skip a beat with this high fashion look that will run you under $5 and comes with multiple uses. All you will need is a can of metallic spray paint, some old newspaper, a little time and of course booby pins. Let’s take a look at the steps below to accomplish the look:
Step #1Take some old newspaper and spread it in a well-ventilated space
Step #2Scatter a few bobby pins out on the newspaper
Step #3Take the metallic spray paint and shake it well and proceed with spraying your bobby pins
Step #4Turn over bobby pins over on the newspaper to cover unsprayed sides
Step #5Let dry in a dry place for a few hours or overnight Using metallic spray paint is one of the easiest and more custom ways to achieve the look without feeling like you have to break the bank. At retail price metallic bobby pins can cost you about $8 or more and you probably will get less than 10 in the pack. Get more bang for your buck and do this yourself! Not only is it personable, but it can be a quick and fun project to get you thinking about what hairstyles you can rock with them. Try it out!
The Glitter Bobby PinThe steps for the glitter bobby pin are very similar to the metallic bobby pin, except instead of metallic spray paint you will use spray adhesive and craft glitter. When taking your time to create this look experiment with different colors and sizes of glitter, because you know the more glitter, the better!
Step #1Layout that old newspaper and once again spread it in a well-ventilated area
Step #2Lay your bobby pins out on the newspaper
Step #3Take your spray adhesive, shake the can well and begin to spray the bobby pins
Step #4This will require you to move fast to ensure that the glue does not dry! Take your glitter of choice and pour a generous amount on the pins
Step #5Gather the newspaper and bobby pins and shake to ensure that the pins have a coat on every side.
Step #6Take your bobby pin creation and let dry overnight in a dry place There are so many ways to customize your bobby pins, especially for the spring and summer! You can customize your bobby pins by adding flowers or even miniature craft pom-poms for a dimensional pop of color! No matter what you try, make sure that you slay it to your best abilities! We love the bobby pins below. You can find them here!
Let your Hair Do The TalkingSo now that we have an idea of what the bobby pin hair trend is let continue to create a visual image to get your creativity flowing. I know that initially when hearing it, your mind comes up with so many different ways that this look can achieve a style and to be honest, your mind is right. There is no one way to do it, but if you do not know where to start, the side of your head is a great place. The most significant tip to remember with this style is that depending on how you style your bobby pins, less is always more. You do not have to go over the top with this look. You only have to do minimal work to get it to look more complicated than it was. I guess we can call the bobby pin hair trend an art of finesse. No matter the length or texture of your hair, you can accomplish and rock this trend to the end! Below are a few tools to get you into the groove of this look:
- Buy metallic bobby pins, especially if you have dark hair.
- A little bit of gel goes a long way
- A semi-hard brush can help smooth the perimeter of hair where the pins go.