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Tips for Putting Bobby Pins in Properly in your Hair

bobby pin in hair

How to wear a bobby pin in your hair

It’s amazing how a bobby pin which is so small and looks so useless is actually one of the most wanted and practical hair accessories. Originally, this flat wire hairpin with prongs that press tightly together was used to hold bob hairstyles in place; hence the name. The little bobby pin though, can be used in many different hair styles, not just the bob. Bobby pins are a great way to hold your hair up without using harsh chemicals, tricky fasteners or any heat tool to do the trick. Besides for that they are easy to use and can be carried around in a pocket book for emergencies.

There are a few simple steps to follow when putting a bobby pin in your hair. So for those of you who’ve had trouble in the past keeping your hair pins securely on your head, below are a few tips to ensure your bobby pins will work for you.

Firstly, make sure that the wavy side if the bobby pin is facing down. No, the waves are not just there to make the pin look exciting, they’re actually there to grip and lock the pin in place. Besides for that, it also allows you to get more hair in there and believe it or not, simply putting the waves on bottom really helps prevent hair from slipping out all day long.

Also, before you slip the bobby pin on your hair try to open it from the opening just a bit so that it can get as much hair as possible. The mistake people make is opening it with they’re teeth because first of all your teeth are too strong for such a delicate pin and will probably stretch it too much causing it not to hold properly and secondly, you might by mistake bight off that plastic piece at the tip to prevent it from scratching your scalp.

Another great tip is that if you have thick hair or you are looking to use your bobby pin to hold a lot of hair up you may want to try using two bobby pins and forming an x. First, hold your hair up (the piece you are looking to hold down with bobby pins), then take a bobby pin in your right hand and going from right to left insert it diagonally on the piece of hair. Then, take a bobby pin in your left hand and going from left to right insert it onto and into the bobby pin already there. This will secure the bobby pins in place and ensure that they will remain there for as long as you need.

Aside from the practical side of bobby pins, they can also be used as decorative hair accessories. Many brides wear extra fancy rhinestone bobby pins in their hair-dos on their special day! And even for regular days, bobby pins don’t have to be just black or gold, beautiful decorative hair pins abound with designs ranging from the small and delicate to the large statement hair pins!

So go ahead and give them another shot if you’ve stopped trying. Besides, they manage to do the trick and they cost pennies per pin so it really doesn’t hurt to try.

Hair Accessories: A Hair Clip Guide – Part 2

There are many different kinds of hair clips and believe it or  not, every hair clip is designed and created for it’s own purpose. Don’t get confused when you see two different clips with the same applique because although it looks extremely similar, one may not be suited for your hair type. So before shopping for your hair clips, take a look at all the different kinds of hair clips to see which one it is you are looking for. In Part 1 of this series we named a few for you, and below are a few more.

1. Pinch Clip

This clip is similar to an alligator clip just without the teeth making it suitable for babies as well as kids and women of all ages. Since there are no teeth it can slip so you may need to put a pony or bobby pin in the hair first to hold in place.

pinch clip

2. Jaw Clip

A jaw clip is made up of two plastic pieces attached together on the top by a metal string. To open it, pinch the two pieces on the top. The jaw clip has teeth and can grasp a large amount of hair (depending on its size).  A jaw clip is great for ponies, to hold all your hair up or for a half a pony.

jaw clip

3. Snap Clip

This is a metal clip that opens by bending back and closes by bending forward with an audible snap. Great for babies or for holding things on the hair like tichels or headwraps, or great for keeping bangs out of your face or your little girl’s eyes.

snap clip

So now that you have all the information about hair clips, we hope that all this information helps you out and makes your shopping experience easier to find the exact clip you are looking for!

Hair Accessory Styles: The Hair Bow Clip

Once a child is wearing a clip, it may as well add to their charm and bring out their adorable little faces!

Once a child is wearing a clip, it may as well add to their charm and bring out their adorable little faces!

As you know, hair clips are the perfect hair accessory to keep hair up. Whether you have short bangs that are constantly brushing on your eyes or whether you are looking to keep your kids hair out of their face –  a hair clip will do just the trick! Although hair clips are on the smaller side (which is great because they can fit in any bag or pocket book) don’t under estimate their strength! They are sturdy, comfortable and keep your hair up in a classy and stylish manner. Hair clips were originally created for practical purposes – add a bow however, and you have a fashion accessory!

Hair clip bows first became extremely popular during the Victorian Era (the era of the rule of Queen Victoria: 1837-1901) and during the Edwardian Era (the era of King Edward VII: 1901-1910). During the Victorian Era, women wore more simple bows in black and modest colors. They were generally small and low key. However, in the Edwardian Era, women wore bows of different colors and sizes, some extremely large and flashy. The bows of the Edwardian era were worn mostly by the upper class women and children. Since then, bows have remained a very pretty and popular hair accessory.

What makes the hair bow clip so popular?

The reason is because babies and children generally like to keep their hair out of their face for comfort. Therefore women turn to accessories to hold it out of their face. The reason most people choose hair bows for children is because they are all decorated and cute! Once a child is wearing a clip, it may as well add to their charm and bring out their adorable little faces:) Some mothers even like getting them in many different colors to match all their outfits. Of course, as in most hair accessories, there are so many different styles that hair clip bows can be found in such as striped, polka dot, solid and much more. They come in all different colors such as pastel, neon, bold and dark for every taste and outfit.

So if you still haven’t found the perfect hair accessory to keep your kids hair out of her face (especially in these hot summer days) give the hair bow clip a try- I’m sure you’ll be pleased!!

Wedding Hair Styles: How to Make an Updo

From braids, to twists and buns and many more different styles, there’s an updo out there for everyone! So be original!

From braids, to twists and buns and many more different styles, there’s an updo out there for everyone! So be original!

I’m sure you will all agree with me that one of the most common and popular hair styles for weddings is an updo. For those of you who are not familiar with an updo, an updo is when ones hair is pulled up and twisted and styled with updo screws and other updo accessories in very elegant and comfortable manner. Women and children both like wearing updos to weddings, of course however, the older you are the more mature and sophisticated you want your updo to look. In addition, some people like to only put half their hair up and leave the rest down for a more mature look or to give it a twist. Updos are very stylish and give the added touch of royalty and elegance you are looking for when going to a wedding. From braids, to twists and buns and many more different styles, there’s an updo out there for everyone! So be original!

Below we provided a stylish and easy updo that you can try on your own at home. Before we start there are a few things you may want to know. One of the most important things about an updo is the hair accessories you choose to put it together. Updo accessories are really what brings it all together and gives it the special added touch. They have the power to dress up an updo or even make it look under dressed if it is not the right one. So be sure to choose your updo accessories carefully. Depending on the outfit you are wearing and the way your updo is styled you may want to simply tie it together with a pretty bobby pin with rhinestones or a fashionable updo screw. If you are looking for something a little larger that will stand out, try a pearl hair comb, a tiara or a wreath. Of course, there are many other updo accessories but we just named a few to give you a basic idea.

Now that you have your updo hair accessories, start by washing your hair. Either let it dry over night or blow dry it yourself. For additional volume you may want to go over it with a curling iron before you start or if you are sleeping on it overnight, you can simply put your hair into a twisted bun so that when you let it loose in the morning in should be a little curly and full of volume.

Below are a few basic steps to make a very elegant updo:

  1. Start by leaving a few strands of hair out in the front. Take about an inch of hair above your ear and braiding it. Then take the braid over the crown of your head and pin it behind the other ear. Do the same thing with the other side. It should look like a braid headband.
  2. Now, take the bangs or few strands of hair that you left out in the front and sweep them over to cover up the spot on each side where you started braiding you hair so that it could look really natural. Pin them up with a fashionable updo bobby pin or updo stick.
  3. Take the rest of your hair and twist it into a low bun at the nape of your neck.
  4. Add your updo accessories such as a beautifully styled comb or pin to give it the added touch.

There, you have it! Let us know how it works for you. If you know of any other updo you can try at home that works for you, please go ahead and share it with us.

Wedding Hair Styles: Wearing a Tiara on Your Special Day

. The tiara is most certainly a crucial accessory of the whole “princess for a day” look.

I think that in every girl’s head, when imagining themselves on their wedding day – there is definitely a tiara in the picture along with a long white wedding dress. The tiara is most certainly a crucial accessory of the whole “princess for a day” look. It makes the bride look a step above everyone else and really gives her that royal twist.

The tiara that we know today is nothing close to the tiara from ancient history. Today, the tiara can simply be a flat head band with pearls and rhinestones.  Although they are not crown like, they still provide the sparkle and glow to the bride. In addition, today many brides choose to wear a tiara that’s more royal, one that has actual height like a princess.  The princess is light, comfortable and has a comb so that it can be adjusted perfectly on one’s head. They usually have rhinestones and make the bride stand out.

In the olden days tiaras were a sign of royalty and nobility. The tiaras of some of the Eastern Kings were actually ornate and heavy. However, in more classic and simple times, the nobility often wore a band of cloth around their head and tied in a knot behind as a tiara. Yet, mush richer tiaras had been worn a whole lot earlier by the Egyptians. They were extremely delicate and beautiful. For example, one tiara which belonged to the princess was made of delicate flowers in gold wire set on stones. The Greeks on the other hand made their tiaras out of gold and silver and would wear them on special occasions.

Slowly through history, the tiara evolved into the tiara that we are used to today. Of course, the different styles of tiaras have varied a lot throughout history.  They have ranged from royal crowns and princess tiaras to a modern trend towards side tiaras and asymmetrical designs.

So whether you are wearing your hair up or down don’t leave out a tiara on your special day. Today, they come in hundreds of different styles with a choice of any rhinestone, Swarovski, bead or crystal. A beautifully designed tiara makes a great bridal hair accessory to make a bride look and feel like a princess on her wedding day in addition to making her look extremely elegant and stand out in the crowd in her own special way.

Wedding Hair Styles: Using Real Flowers as Hair Accessories

Besides for the fact that the tradition of braiding flowers in your hair for special occasions goes back thousands of years, wearing flowers as a hair accessory in your hair is actually very in style and fashionable this season.

Besides for the fact that the tradition of braiding flowers in your hair for special occasions goes back thousands of years, wearing flowers as a hair accessory in your hair is actually very in style and fashionable this season.

Now that we are just about to enter wedding season, can’t think of a better way to start than with flowers! Besides for the fact that the tradition of braiding flowers in your hair for special occasions goes back thousands of years, wearing flowers as a hair accessory in your hair is actually very in style and fashionable this season. So whether you have a wedding coming up or not the brief demonstration we provided for you below on how to weave flowers into your hair is something anybody and everybody can benefit from.

1. Choosing the right flowers for your hair:

Before you actually start putting the flowers in your hair you must select the flower or group of flowers you would like to wear. Take the time to choose the flowers that compliment your skin tone and your outfit. Some flowers are more durable than others. For example, the orchid is hardier, stronger and long lasting. For a cheaper alternative and a completely different look try the Baby’s Breath flowers (especially nice for kids hair styles) that are also long lasting. In addition, believe it or not, different flowers mean different things; they speak their own language. For example, the red rose symbolizes passion and love, while the pink rose symbolizes friendship, admiration and happiness. Violet represents modesty and faithfulness and Camellia is for gratitude. Of course, every color means something else but generally for weddings or simply for style you might just want to keep to something that compliments you and looks good with what you are wearing.

Now that you have chosen the flowers, place their stems in water.

2.  Preparation:

Start by washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Gently brush out any knots or tangles and make sure your hair is smooth to get the best effect for your braid. Try to have one mirror in front of you and one mirror behind you so you can clearly see what’s going on. You can simply place the flower at the front of your hair, in an up do, in a pony or in a braid.

3.  Add the flowers:

If you intend on putting hair spray in your hair to keep your up do, braid or hair style in place, do so BEFORE you put the flowers in. This is very important because hair spray contains alcohol which is the number one ingredient to make flowers die and shrivel up! To keep your flowers alive through the day or throughout a wedding, try to spray some water on the flowers once or twice without getting your hair wet as not to mess up your hair style.

Now, take the flower(s) you want to place in your hair. Cut the stem to about one inch in length. Gently place them where you would want them to sit and make sure the stem is hidden beneath your hair. Once it is exactly where and how you like it, secure it in place with a bobby pin. If you’d like to make it a more simple you can just cut the stems off totally and with your glue gun gently glue them on to an alligator hair clip or barrette.

There, you have it! Of course, we provided you with one of the more simple ways to wear flowers in your hair. There are many more different ways I’m sure you know about… Care to share?

Soft Pre-tied Headwraps: Different Ways They Can Be Worn

Soft wide headbands are rapidly making it to one of the hottest and most popular hair accessories!

Soft wide headbands are rapidly making it to one of the hottest and most popular hair accessories. There are many reasons why head wraps are so well liked but, I think it is safe to say that the most common reason is because people feel that by buying only one head wrap they are actually getting much more. Soft wide head wraps have many different purposes and ways to be worn. Not only are they cost efficient but they are also really comfortable and pretty. Below are a few different ways a soft wide head wrap can be worn.

1. Partial Head Cover:

Women with a mild case of alopecia or hair loss that have thin hair or bald spots in the front of their head wear a soft wide headband to cover up the spots without hair. Soft wide headbands worn as a half covering allows them to wear the rest of their hair down without having to fully cover it. In addition, they are comfortable, stylish and easy to put on.

2. Wigs:

Soft wide headbands are also great for women who wear wigs and want to make it look more natural. In addition, some women wear a fall. A fall is a wig that doesn’t have hair in the front of the wig; the hair starts further back on the cap in order to make it more lightweight and comfortable. These wigs are meant to be worn with something on top such as a beret, hat or soft wide headband.

3. Thin Headband:

A soft wide headband can also be worn as a thin headband. Either, you can fold it in half for a neat and put together look, or you can put it on regular and gently crunch it up towards the front of your head. Using a soft wide head band as a thin headband is great since it is original, different and really comfortable!

4. Fashion Headscarf:

Another great way to wear a soft wide head band is like a fashion head scarf tied around the top of your head. It’s a perfect summer head scarf for camping, outings and outdoor activities.

Of course, soft wide head bands are mostly worn to keep ones hair out of ones face. They are great for cooking, cleaning, gardening and any other time you want your hair out of your face. They are the best way to go since they are light, comfortable and most importantly- stylish!

Like I said, soft wide headbands for women are cost efficient, comfortable stylish and oh so practical! Feel free to leave a comment about another way it can be worn- I’m sure there are plenty we didn’t mention that you know about!