Bobby Pins: Yes or Hot Mess?
The low-cost hair tool is all the rage in Hollywood, but it takes know-how to get a good grip on the look
No longer playing hide-anddon’t-seek with bobby pins, celebs are incorporating the once-discreet strand holders into everyday styles, making them the star of the hair show. “Bobby pins are an effortless way to add detail and interest to a ’do while still cleverly keeping it in place,” explains Chris Dylan, the celebrity hairstylist responsible for Brooke BurkeCharvet’s fem and fun pin-heavy style at bottom right. Dylan notes that the key to ensuring the look reads as intentional, and not like pins were accidentally revealed, is to opt for ones that contrast with hair color. “And use them to create a cool, interesting design,” he tips. Simply snag some Sta-rite Bobby Pins ($2 for 60 pins, sallybeauty.com, come in bronze, white, blond and black) and take cues from these stars on prime pin placement.