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December 28, 2016

8 Reasons NOT to Hide Your Bobby Pins

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Beauty school updo rule No. 1? Hide the bobby pins! But then again…maybe not. When it comes to art, and the art of hairstyling, anything’s fair game. Right? Wrong? Merely suggestions. Art is expression. Art is new perspective.


Right now, from Fashion Week runways to big-name editorial sets, the humble bobby pin is emerging as a new art form. No longer a support player, it’s in the spotlight, taking on angular shapes and complex patterns, adding an architectural edge to editorial beauty.


Because rules? They’re meant to be broken.


Sophie Springett’s bobby-pinned masterpiece was part of her
BHA Newcomer of the Year Award-Winning Collection in 2015.


#ONESHOT Winner Petra van den Burg was once again nominated
for the 2016 Coiffure Award with this look featuring some killer pin art.


TONI&GUY’s Lindsay Baker has this look pinned to perfection!


Eugene Souleiman’s “pinwheels,” created in 2015 for John
Galliano for Maison Martin Margiela at Paris Fashion Week.


Bobby pin throwback: Orlando Pita’s look for Christian Dior’s
2009 Fall/Winter show in Paris. Fun fact: Orlando brought
more than 12,000 bobby pins to the show!



This look from Percy & Reed’s new “Ultra” collection features a
smattering of pinned lines that give solid hair a unique texture.