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Try Something New: The Bobby-Pin Hair ‘Do
Wed, 27 June 2012 10:24PM
It’s a well known fact that a deep side part is the fastest way to make any outfit look approximately 87% more polished. It’s also a great way to boost volume in day old hair (switching the part to the opposite side confuses the hair which helps to capitalise on the volume underneath), plus it’s the perfect way to help stretch an extra day or two out of a professional blow-dry.
But… despite being captain of Team Side Part, I’m also the first to admit that when you wear the style day in, day out, like any beauty look, it can start to feel a tad boring. Luckily this season, hair accessories, like crowns, pins and bands are back, bigger than ever before. On a side note, if you’re keen for a little hair accessory DIY challenge, I strongly suggest you swing by here to check in on my post from last week.
Enter the colourful bobby-pin hair trick courtesy of Cacharel’s Autumn Winter 2012 Paris show…
Note the strategic placement of the pins. You want to keep them just above the brows. Position them any higher, and you run the risk of looking like a first grader learning to do their own hair.
Why we just know you’ll love it…
You can get crafty: Can’t find the same blue pins? Don’t stress! You can make like the models at Cacharel by giving your straight up pins a quick once over with your preferred shade of nail polish. Two coats is enough to make the colour pop.
It adds a distraction: Not loving your outfit? Got super flat hair? The pins not only create a great focal point for the face, but they also moonlight as the perfect conversation starter. But their versatility doesn’t end there. They’re also the perfect solution to dealing with a fringe that’s slap bang in the middle of that awkward, annoying growing-out phase.
Up, or down, you can either way: Although we love the elegance of the low-set bun at the show, I’m thinking it would also look real sweet paired with relaxed waves for a less structured feel. The other beauty of the clips is that they also work a treat at helping to tame frizz and flyaways around the hairline.
What do you think of the look?
Would you give it a whirl?
How do you feel about hair accessories?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe