Close

temp

temp

Camille Styles

The Right Way to Use Bobby Pins

March 1st, 2017

We’ve never done a beauty tutorial on something this simple before, but when stylist Erica Rae showed us the “proper” technique for using bobby pins we had to share it on the blog. The collective “oooooh” that resonated from our entire team was proof enough that most of us aren’t using bobby pins correctly, and have all suffered the consequences of misuse (a loose strand of hair dangling from an updo with a bobby pin still attached to the end of it.) Turns out the secret to using bobby pins correctly is all about placement. The wavy side should be against the scalp and the opening of the pin should always point down. (Weird. I know, right?) Scroll down to see Erica demonstrate the proper technique and prepare to say “Oooooh.”

photographed by jessica attie

Share Your Thoughts

4 Comments under :: The Right Way to Use Bobby Pins
  1. The right placement does make a big difference!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  2. When I found out about this a few years ago it blew.my.mind!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  3. Turns out the secret to using bobby pins correctly is all about placement. The wavy side should be against the scalp and the opening of the pin should always point down.

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    Haha, it’s so funny because I’m pretty sure EVERYONE uses bobby pins incorrectly. It’s just one of those things, you know? Though I don’t know WHY it never crossed my mind to make sure the pin faces down. -__-
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

Leave a Reply