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Where are your Bobby Pins!

bobby pins

Where are your Bobby pins! I’m sure you have more than you know!  They are everywhere if you look.  They are in bathroom drawers, night stands, car consuls, in the cup holder, in your purse, in your makeup bag, in the couch. ? These little unassuming pieces of metal help hold us to together.  When a piece of hair wants to go rogue, pin the strand in place with a bobby pin.

Anyone who has grown out their bangs can’t live without a bobby pin or two.


Bobby pins were created by Luis Marcus, a San Francisco-based cosmetic manufacturer after World War 1. The bobby pin was named after the 1020’s Bob Haircut.  The hair was cut around chin length and the bangs were kept in place with a bobby pin.

In the Salon

In the salon we buy them by the pound! I am picky about the kind I buy.  I’ve tried many brands and it’s worth buying the best.  Bobby pins should not crisscross over themselves or open up and stay that way.  They should stay closed and be strong.

My favorite are from Sally’s Beauty Supply.  There are 300 bobby pins in a container and can cost about $4 (on sale)-$7.  One container would probably be great for a lifetime.  For the salon I buy about 30 containers for our wedding season! http://www.brookerockwellhair/weddings.com That’s about 9,000 bobby pins!

I like to buy the brown ones but they come in black, blonde, gold and white. https://sallybeautysupply/bobbypins.com

Bobby Pins Tips

Spray hairspray on them to give them a little more grip and staying power.  Don’t expect them to hold too much hair.  It’s better to use a small section of hair and pins more pieces, your style will hold up better.  It’s best to not open the pin too wide, just slide it into place, it should grab the hair you need.  One side is smooth and the other has ridges. The ridges are the part that should be closest to your scalp.  I don’t always do it that way, but that’s the proper way!

UberFacts on Twitter reports that women lose approximately 1.73 billion bobby pins in one year! Hopefully you know where your bobby pins are when you need them!

Bangs for Everyone

Bangs are coming back!  We often hear that bangs are making a come back and I think, Maybe!? I love bangs!

After alot of primping here they are! Clip-Ins!

Real cut bangs are such a commitment. Once they’re cut you’re in for a while, there’s no turning back!  It takes a good 6-9 months to really grow them out.

Before you make the cut, you have to think about the natural wave in your hair.  A curly fringe can be difficult to work with and take some time to straighten every day.  Bangs need to be maintained frequently.  They grow out quickly.  You don’t want them too short initially. In 10-14 days they will need tweaked a little.   We do free bang trims for our clients, so you don’t have to worry about trimming them yourself.  If you do decide to trim a little, it’s best to do them dry and cut straight up into the hair instead of across.  Cutting straight across will leave a sharp line and you can end up too short.

Side swept bangs are a great way to start if you’ve never tried before.  Straight across are great and bring alot of attention to your eyes.We can help you decide how thick and short they should be.

Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves have created Clip-In Bangs from Hairdo!  They come in 11 colors and sale on Amazon for $15-$25

I’ve had bangs plenty of times and you can’t get the same effect of naturalness from the clip-ins but it’s a nice way to try them!  It’s important to get the right color.  My friend has very dark hair and they look amazing on her.  They clip in and are comfortable.  It took me quite a while to make them sit right and I needed to trim them a little to frame my face. If you get them bring them in to us. We can style them to fit you perfectly!