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Bobby Pin Hairstyles: 3 Ways to Accessorize

Whether you're wearing a complicated updo or the most simple side part, it's easy to elevate your hairstyle with artful and architectural placement of bobby pins. Yes, that's right: bobby pins. These styles show you how.

One way to make your hairstyle stand out is with the addition of a little detail. We often think of doing this with flowers or decorative clips, but today I'd like to show you how easy it is to amp up your look with the help of every stylist's workhorse, the bobby pin. Available in vibrant colors, bobby pins can be used to put a little spin on your everyday hair. Here are three of my favorite bobby pin hairstyles.

Accessorize with Bobby Pins

Square
The first style is just a cute way to keep your front hair out of your face. Secure your hair with two horizontal bobby pins placed parallel to each other. Secure two more bobby pins vertically to create the square. Mix and match your pins to create a look you love.

Accessorize with Bobby Pins

Arrow
For the second look, I swept the hair to the side to create a side bun, but it works just as well with a side pony or even wearing your hair down and to the side. Accessorize by placing bobby pins in the shape of a V in four rows. The ends should connect for the Vs to stay in place and create the arrow shape.

Bobby Pin Hairstyles: 3 Ways to Accessorize

Triangle
The third look is a cute bobby pin triangle designed to hold back a half updo. If you have a lot of hair, first secure the hair from one side with a bobby pin and hide it under the hair from the other side before placing the triangle. When creating the triangle, make sure the ends are touching each other, or are connected, to create the shape.

Have fun playing with colors and shapes of bobby pins!

For more hair how-tos from Ulrika, go to Yet Another Beauty Site.

Get even more tips & tricks for bobby pins in this video:

Ulrika Edler

Ulrika Edler is the creator of Yet Another Beauty Site, a site about beauty and fashion and with a passion for hair! As a certified makeup artist, a fashion stylist, and with training in hairstyling, she loves to share some tips and tricks and to do step-by-step tutorials. She mostly does the hair tutorials on her own hair but sometimes she convinces her sweet daughter to be her model to show some hairstyles for kids!

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