hello: bold bobby pin

It’s nothing new, but it’s something great: the exposed bobby pin. We’ve seen the creative use of colorful, contrasting pins incorporated into street and red carpet style alike.

Most recently this look graced the pages of Nylon’s July issue, rocked by Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds [who by the way has one of my favorite voices in the industry, listen here].

So, this summer recreate your hair-hued pins into something bold and have fun experimenting with different shapes and patterns.

What you’ll need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Construction paper
  • Favorite nail polish colors

How to:

  • Place the pins along the edge of the paper about 1 inch apart—wavy side down*
  • Paint the flat side of the pins and let dry. Paint a second coat if needed.

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Brittany Snow: bobby pin crown Diane Kruger: bobby pin crown Red bobby pins in zig zag pattern white and black bobby pin design blue cascading bobby pins blue bobby pin triangle chevron bobby pins

*If you prefer to have the wavy side of the bobby pin up you can paint that side; frankly I chose to paint the flat side because it’s easier, and wearing the pin that way holds my hair just fine. Of course there is age old controversy about which is the proper way to wear these pins. In my research and asking of my hairstylist the ultimate answer is: it depends. So with all things fashion related, you do you. Wear that bobby pin as you please–whatever works best to achieve your desired style.

Cheers to summer being just around the corner, I hope everyone has a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! Be sure to tag me [@courtney_stifel] so I can see all the bobby pin coolness you’re rockin’.

xox courtney

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